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Les Bougies (Candles)

Photo Credit: Christian Boltanski

Les Bougies (Candles)

Artist: Christian Boltanski (French, born 1944)
Date: 1987
Medium: Oxidized copper with candles
Dimensions:
Overall: 80 x 102 x 12 1/4 in. (203.2 x 259.1 x 31.1 cm.)
Credit Line: Des Moines Art Center Permanent Collections; Purchased by the Melva and Martin Bucksbaum Director's Discretionary Fund for Acquisition and Innovation, 1988.1
Accession number: 1988.1
Classification: sculpture
In Collection(s)
Label TextBorn in France in 1944, Christian Boltanski's art exists within current trends in contemporary European environmental art. His use of a complex system of personal mythology and his interest in simple, found materials has its roots in the work of such artists as Joseph Beuys, Mario Merz and Jannis Kounnelis. Source: News, April May June 1988.
Published ReferencesAN UNCOMMON VISION: THE DES MOINES ART CENTER, Des Moines Art Center, 1998, ref. & color ill. p.63, color detail pp.62 & 63
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