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

The Pompon Bear, 2022

Sculpture / Object

Resin

EUR 8,900

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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Plaster

Plaster is a mixture of heat treated and powdered gypsum. It is mixed with water to make a solid sculpture, cast in a mold, carved, modeled and attached to other materials. Artists have used plaster for working models and finished artwork for centuries.

Engraving

Engraving is a technique where a metal plate or box is cut directly using an engraving tool. The sharp tool makes deep lines which are then inked and printed using heavy pressure. The image produced by the technique is clear.

Photogravure

Photogravure is a process for printing photographs onto paper by etching the photograph on a copper plate. The plate was inked and pressed to the paper. The process created fine art photographs which have a distinctive beautiful appearance. Photogravure was replaced by the daguerreotype process.

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