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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Marker

Marker is the term used for a wide array of drawing tools made with colorful inks which dry quickly. They vary in size and colorant, which may be ink, dye or paint. They are available with tip variations and make smooth marks with distinct edges.

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.

Wax

Wax is a solid material derived from plant, animal and petroleum sources. Wax can help paints to resist wear. It is used to make sculptures, wax crayons, colored pencils, and for encaustic painting; where colored beeswax shaped with special tools makes raised surfaces.

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