Artist

Yves Laloy

 

Title

Untitled

 

Medium

Silkscreen print

 

Material 

Paper

 

Dimensions

28 x 23.5 cm

 

Editor

Edition Panderma, Basel

 

Year

1966, published 1977

 

Signature

Signed in pencil 

 

Provenance

Edition Panderma, Carl Laszlo, Basel

Galerie von Bartha, Basel

Private Collection, Basel

 

Condition / Restauration 

mint archival condition 

 

Biography:

Yves Laloy’s paintings defy categorization. André Breton was the first to call his work surrealist, a label that Laloy felt overly limiting. Yet, Laloy embraced another relationship also put forward by Breton: one that invoked an analogous aesthetic relationship between his paintings and Navajo sand paintings, ephemeral images created by Navajo spiritual leaders exclusively as part of the Nightway ceremony. Breton reasoned that, “while a composition of Kandinsky responds to symphonic ambitions, a painting [made] of Navajo sand is primarily concerned with cosmogonic preoccupations and tends to influence the course of the universe in a propitiatory way.” For Breton, Laloy’s paintings enabled the ability to “see” beyond the visible. Paintings like Montez (Uma), on view here, are examples of the artist’s preoccupation with Indigenous art and spiritual practices in the Americas. They also are indicative of a time when many artists and writers in Western Europe were actively appropriating the aesthetics of objects from the Americas and Africa—often without an understanding of these works beyond their visual qualities as a means of accommodating a felt lack in their own societies—the perceived loss of the magic, ritual, and the sacred. Much like Marilou Schultz’s weavings, the patterning in these paintings also invokes the aesthetics of early digital technology. (from: http://www.documenta14.de/en/artists/21977/yves-laloy)

Yves Laloy (1920-1999): Untitled

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