François Morellet, ‘Sphère-Trames’, 1962, Sculpture, Stainless steel rods welded by points, Galerie Thomas
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François Morellet

Sphère-Trames, 1962

Stainless steel rods welded by points
14 1/5 in diameter
36 cm diameter
Edition of 100
.
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Munich
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Galerie Thomas
Munich

The work is registered in the Archive Morellet under number 62001E.
François Morellet is one of the …

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François Morellet
French, 1926–2016
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In the 1960s, Francois Morellet joined Groupe de Recherche d'Art Visuel (Visual Art Research Group, or GRAV), an experimental group that made installations using non-traditional art materials. Morellet rejected the idea of the individual genius-artist and adopted a stance that artists are facilitators. “By the early Sixties, my friends in the Groupe de Recherche d'Art Visuel and I had become convinced that the age of painting, of canvases and sculptures had come to an end, over forever,” Morellet explains. “We were passionate about modern materials that hadn’t yet been ‘polluted’ by traditional art. We particularly liked anything that could produce movement or light.” Working primarily in neon, which appealed to Morellet because it combines line, light, and, when blinking, movement, Morellet gave his enigmatic pieces incongruous titles, using puns and palindromes, to keep them from appearing too solemn.

François Morellet, ‘Sphère-Trames’, 1962, Sculpture, Stainless steel rods welded by points, Galerie Thomas
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Galerie Thomas
Munich

The work is registered in the Archive Morellet under number 62001E.
François Morellet is one of the most important exponents of systematic-conceptual art. Strict ordering systems, such as grid overlays, sequences of structures on the one hand, and the use of chance as a principle of order and composition on the other, …

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François Morellet
French, 1926–2016
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In the 1960s, Francois Morellet joined Groupe de Recherche d'Art Visuel (Visual Art Research Group, or GRAV), an experimental group that made installations using non-traditional art materials. Morellet rejected the idea of the individual genius-artist and adopted a stance that artists are facilitators. “By the early Sixties, my friends in the Groupe de Recherche d'Art Visuel and I had become convinced that the age of painting, of canvases and sculptures had come to an end, over forever,” Morellet explains. “We were passionate about modern materials that hadn’t yet been ‘polluted’ by traditional art. We particularly liked anything that could produce movement or light.” Working primarily in neon, which appealed to Morellet because it combines line, light, and, when blinking, movement, Morellet gave his enigmatic pieces incongruous titles, using puns and palindromes, to keep them from appearing too solemn.

François Morellet

Sphère-Trames, 1962

Stainless steel rods welded by points
14 1/5 in diameter
36 cm diameter
Edition of 100
.
Contact For Price
Location
Munich
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