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CHRISTIAN BOLTANSKI

 

Ave Maria, artists' book, 25.5 x 30.5 cm. /10 x 12 inches, 1 photograph in scratch off ink, 29 x 20.5 cm. /11.4 x 8.1 inches, 1 piece of glued image, edition 170, signed and numbered, 2018

€ 450,-

 

 

 

Ave Maria (the hidden image), set of 8 silkscreen prints on Rives paper 350 g in scratch off ink, each 60 x 80 cm. /23.6 x 31.5 inches, edition 12, signed and numbered, 2018
€ 5000,-

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Signal, 10 lenticular images* sticked in the book, 1 additional lenticular image, 1 poster, book  17 x 24 cm. /6.7 x 9.4 inches (vertical format), lenticular image 13 x 18 cm. /5.1 x 7.1 inches, poster 27 x 36 cm. /10.6 x 14.2 inches, 54 x 36 cm. /21.3 x 14.2 inches (opened), edition 170, signed and numbered, along with a certificate of authenticity, 2014

€ 550,-

*Lenticular printing’s process enables to print 2 superimposed images in order to create, depending on the point of view, the sudden appearence of a new image.

In 1980, Christian Boltanski came across copies of Signal (a Nazi propaganda magazine produced by the German army, and distributed in occupied countries between 1940 and 1945, primarily in Europe) at the Vanves flea market in Paris. When he opened them and unfolded the pull-out supplement, he realized that the images he found the most interesting were those that did not match one another. Their collision revealed how propaganda presented radically different realities next to one another, namely images of war and the army on the one hand, and of a normal or even carefree life on the other.

The artist thus decided to emphasize the disturbing juxtapositions created by the magazine’s layout, and to make collages according to chance rather than choice, which can be observed on the lenticular images (image « a » and « b » are side-by-side once the newspaper has been unfolded). The two clashing realities are never arranged by him, but existed as is in the magazine. These works were exhibited at the Durand-Dessert Gallery as well as the École Normale Supérieure, where a conference was dedicated to them.

Portrait Chinois de C.B., diptychon, 2 digital pigmentprints in portfolio, with signed and numbered book, paper size 47.1 x 35 cm., image size 35.1 x 27.5 cm., edition 50, diptychon numbered, book signed, 2006

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Les Habitants du Louvre, artists' book, 17.5 x 23 cm. /6.9 x 9.1 inches, edition 40, signed and numbered by CHRISTIAN BOLTANSKI and JAQUES ROUBAUD, 2009. Presented in a cupboard box.
€ 700,-
 
 
 
 

La Chanteuse, series of 6 prints, etching, heliogravure, each 66 x 51.5 cm., edition 24, signed and numbered, 1997

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Die Jüdische Schule (from the portfolio „The Frozen Leopard“ II), lithograph on transparent paper, mounted on grey cardboard with masking tape, 60 x 80 cm., edition 60, signed and numbered, 1992

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