Sam Francis

Untitled, 1984

106.7 X 73 inch

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What is Carborundum?

What is Carborundum?

Carborundum is the trademark name for silicon carbide crystals used as an abrasive material in sandpaper, cutting tools and grinding wheels. Artists originally used the substance for grinding lithography stones, but collagraph prints use it to create texture and tone gradients.

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Georg Jiri Dokoupil

Goldblau, 2018

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Antoni Clave

La Gloire Des Rols I, 1975

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Carborundum

EUR 1,130

Otto Piene

Zyklop Gelb, 1984

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Carborundum

EUR 1,900

Antoni Clave

Untitled, 1970

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Carborundum

EUR 1,130

Antoni Clave

El guant, 1971

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EUR 1,190

Jasper Johns

Untitled, 1988

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Carborundum

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Jasper Johns

Untitled, 1988

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Carborundum

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Appropriation

The use of images or pre-existing objects with application of little or completely no transformation to them. It has played a very significant role in the history of visual, musical, performing and literary arts. In visual arts for instance, to appropriate means properly adopting, sampling, recycling or borrowing aspects(even entire form) of artificial visual culture.

Concrete art

Art movement that strongly emphasizes on abstraction. The term concrete was coined by the artist Theo Van Doesburg as he founded a group in the 1930s called "Art Concret" together with four other artists namely Heinz Mack, Yaacov Agam, Pol Bury and Jesus Soto Rafael. Concrete art can include both sculpture and painting..

Brutalism

Brutalism is the term used to describe the 1950s and 60s architectural style which used raw concrete construction to build block like forms as the basis for buildings. The style was often used in public housing and public buildings, featuring massive geometric concrete facades.

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