"I am a sculptor by trade, but at night I draw flowers to give free rein to my love of color. »
This fine art was printed in 50 copies exclusively for the Center Pompidou, on the occasion of Charles Ray's exhibition presented from February 16, 2022 to June 20, 2022. At the same time, an exhibition of the artist is also presented at the Bourse de Commerce - Pinault Collection.
Charles Ray is inspired by the flowers in the song "Where Have All Flowers Gone?" by Pete Seeger, which his mother sang to him when he was a child. In this song, the musician substitutes the image of flowers for the young men who have left to die in the war. Here, Charles Ray uses the shape of the petals, stems and leaves as a ready-made support for the color relationships that pass in his mind to the sheet of paper. However, if we ask today where the flowers go, we can find a visual answer here, echoing the lyrical one offered by Pete Seeger 65 years ago.
Descriptions & Features
Pigment inkjet print, in 12 colours, on high-end hahnemühle German Etching paper, 310 g
Ink on paper, 125 x 80 cm
Numbered and signed by the artist
Edition limited to 50 copies
Shipping from February 21
© Charles Ray courtesy Matthew Marks Gallery. Photo by Josh White.
- 125 X 80 CM