Sam Francis

Untitled, 1984

106.7 X 73 inch

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What is auto-destructive art?

What is auto-destructive art?

Auto-destructive art is an invented term used to describe artworks which were destroyed during the process of their creation. Gustaz Metzger clarified his key principles: The work must return to nothingness within 20 years-time, it must be self-completing and include public participation.

Yves Klein

Table d’Or, 1961/1963

Sculpture / Object

Mixed Media

EUR 24,800

Yves Klein

Table Rose, 1961/1963

Sculpture / Object

Mixed Media

EUR 22,500

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Serigraph

Serigraph is a process used to make an image using silk screen techniques. The image is scanned from an original oil painting and digitally separated into each color used in the original. Each color is assigned a separate silk screen, and applied by hand.

Conté

Conté is a vivid colored, waxy crayon. Nicolas-Jacques Conte’ invented them in 1795. Artists use sanding pads to sharpen their tips for drawing details, drag them flat on their sides for shading in large areas, and them to blend colors while drawing and sketching.

Metalcut

Metalcut was a technique for relief printing. It existed primarily from about 1450 to 1540 in Europe. The technique used thin metal plates. One method cut or hammered away parts which should not print. A second used engraving to show white lines on black background.

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