Promotional card for Bertrand Lavier’s edition Mirror Multiple, produced by John Gibson Gallery, 1987.
Since the late 1960s, Lavier has reflected upon the relationship between painting and sculpture, representation and abstraction. In order to shape his ideas, Lavier developed a series of ‘demonstrations’: methods and strategies that enable him to question our intellectual baggage and to disrupt our most entrenched visual habits. His best-known intervention is to cover everyday objects with what he refers to as typical ‘Van Gogh-brushwork’. With this act, banal objects become artworks but, even more importantly, the object becomes a painted image of itself.
*Please note this publication is secondhand and has some traces of previous ownership.