Sam Francis

Untitled, 1984

106.7 X 73 inch

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Zevs

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Frequently referred to as France’s own Banksy, Zevs is an anonymous street artist, renowned for his trademarked ‘liquidation’ practice – this liquidation technique involves Zevs recreating a well-recognised logo, such as Google, and allowing the paint to run, a technique that Zevs has described as an investigation into the logo’s visual power: “It’s a simple gesture, just as in Aikido when you reverse the power and change the flow of energy.” 

 « I consider artistic expression to be an opposing force based on power of itself. I reverse the power to change the flow at my advantage. »
- Zevs
Zevs’ work has also received recognition for its frequent attack on commercialism and advertisement – one of his most notable pieces involved him cutting out a model on an advertisement billboard for Lavazza, and filling the hole with the statement: ‘VISUAL KIDNAPPING – PAY NOW!’
 
 « The names Zevs is about something a bit different. Zevs was the code-name for the suburban train that almost crushed me when I was writing in a dark railway tunnel as a kid. »
- Zevs
 
he has likened this to a reversal of consumer demand on behalf of the brands; just as the brand has kidnapped the consumer’s attention, he has kidnapped the brand’s model and demanded a ransom.

Zevs

LV - Axes, date unknown

Painting

Mixed Media

EUR 13,500

Zevs

CCCP - Liquidated Hammer And Sickle

Painting

Mixed Media

EUR 14,250

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What is appropriation?

What is 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.

Allen JONES | Box | Lithograph available for sale on composition gallery

Allen Jones

Box, 1980

Limited Edition Print

Lithograph

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Sonia DELAUNAY | Grande icône | Etching available for sale on composition gallery

Sonia Delaunay

Grande Icône, 1970-1975

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Etching

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Javacheff CHRISTO | The Umbrellas | Offset Print available for sale on composition gallery

Javacheff Christo

The Umbrellas, 1987

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Offset Print

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Robert RAUSCHENBERG | Plate from Photogravures Suite 1 | Photogravure available for sale on composition gallery

Robert Rauschenberg

Plate From Photogravures Suite 1, 1983

Limited Edition Print

Photogravure

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