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Bertrand Lavier
 
Born in France in 1949, Bertrand Lavier has acquired a prominent place in the contemporary art world. Influenced by Duchamp and the Nouveaux Réalistes, his witty artworks disturb our routine ways of perceiving and conceiving art. They reassess our visual and intellectual education and impel the viewer to see how mundane objects can be transformed into authentic artworks. The artist reveals all the stages of this transitivity between life and art, he shows how an institution, a place of exhibition, a pedestal, the act of painting a surface are different factors in the same process. His painted objects, his repainted mirrors, and tableaux d'ameublements ("fitment paintings") instigate a reconsideration of the relationship between art and reality.
 

 
2014
bilingual edition (English / French)
last available copies!
New monograph.

2009
bilingual edition (English / French)
New monograph, conceived in close collaboration with Bertrand Lavier, with the most recent works (ceramics, ethnic scultpures) in front of some more ancient pieces.

2009
bilingual edition (French / Italian)
New monograph, conceived in close collaboration with Bertrand Lavier, with the most recent works (ceramics, ethnic scultpures) in front of some more ancient pieces (also available in bilingual English / French edition).

2002
French edition
Jannink
A selection of public discussions by Bertrand Lavier.

2001
French edition
MAMCO
last available copies!
27 interviews with Bertrand Lavier.

2000
bilingual edition (English / French)
Yvon Lambert
last available copies!
Different works from 1982 to the famous Vitrines series (2000).

1987
French edition
Le Consortium
out of print