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Vitrines
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Bertrand Lavier Vitrines
Text by Eric Troncy.
published in 2000
bilingual edition (English / French)
19 x 25 cm (softcover)
96 pages (ill. coul.)
€23.00
ISBN: 978-2-913893-39-9
EAN: 9782913893399
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This catalogue contains a text by Eric Troncy and 48 color pages gathering different works from 1982 to the famous Vitrines series (2000).
Published for the Bertrand Lavier exhibition at Yvon Lambert Gallery, Paris, in 2000.
Born in France in 1949, Bertrand Lavier has acquired a prominent place in the contemporary art world. Influenced by Duchamp and the Nouveaux Réalistes, his witty artworks disturb our routine ways of perceiving and conceiving art. They reassess our visual and intellectual education and impel the viewer to see how mundane objects can be transformed into authentic artworks. The artist reveals all the stages of this transitivity between life and art, he shows how an institution, a place of exhibition, a pedestal, the act of painting a surface are different factors in the same process. His painted objects, his repainted mirrors, and tableaux d'ameublements ("fitment paintings") instigate a reconsideration of the relationship between art and reality.