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

Yves Klein

Table Bleue, 1961/1963

Sculpture / Object

Mixed Media

EUR 22,500

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Drypoint

Printmaking technique belonging to Intaglio family, where an image is skillfully incised to a plate using a hard pointed object or "needle" of a sharp diamond or metal point. Copper was traditionally the plate but nowadays, zinc, plexiglas or acetate are commonly used. Like in etching, drypoint is a little bit easier for a drawing artist to master compared to engraving as the needle technique is closer to the use of a pencil than the burin in engraving.

Porcelain

Porcelain is a hard material made of clay which is primarily composed of the mineral kaolinite. It is used to make art objects and a wide range of everyday household wares such as dishes and bowls. Porcelain items are popular for painting with special glazes.

Ink

Ink is a colored liquid or paste used writing, drawing, painting and printing. It is also the term used to describe the process of marking, covering, staining, drawing or tracing over pencil using ink. Ink is applied using various tools, such as pens, and brushes.

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