L'avalanche, 2006

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François Morellet

François Morellet

L’Avalanche, 2006

36 tubes d'argon de 250 cm, transformateurs et câbles haute tension

370 x 770 x 670 cm

Collection Fondation Louis Vuitton, Paris

© Adagp, Paris, 2018 © Fondation Louis Vuitton / Marc Domage

This work combines geometry and references to nature. 

The 36 argon tubes evoke the fragmented image of a waterfall, with their icy glow and their apparent disorder. Geometry and logic remain present, however: the length of the wires that supply the suspended neon tubes vary the position of the tubes from vertical to horizontal.

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François Morellet

Born in 1926 in Cholet (France), died in 2016 in Cholet (France)

François Morellet received no formal artistic training. For him, his self-taught status gave him freedom.
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