SÉRIE HOMMAGE À L'ART POPULAIRE
(TRIBUTE TO POPULAR ART SERIES)

2002 / 2003

From popular Asian, Latin American and European craft

Objects: toys, ornaments, offerings, sold on markets
· materials: straw, terra cotta, feather, sugar
· very small size objects: shown very enlarged, magnified
· tribute to anonymous craftsmen who invented and created them
· tribute to François Mathey and his exhibitions “Artiste / Artisan ?” (Artist / Craftsman?) (1977) and “Ils collectionnent” (They collect) (1978) Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Paris

Materials:
Photograph digital printing on canvas reworked
Cement
Acrylic paint

Size:
200 x 200 cm (78.7 x 78.7 in.)

Photos © D.R., Roland Dreyfus, Christophe Dellière, D. Selz

Authors:
Eric Birlouez
Jean Couteau
Laurent Damiens
Laurence Dreyfus
Géraldine Girard-Fassier
Roberto Martínez Gonzáles
Pierre Tilman

Rice goddess Dewi Sri and god of wealth Batara Sedana • 2003

Small edible offering from a temple in Bali. In the island of Bali the offerings  are made to create harmony between  humans and goddesses or gods.

Note about the object

Provenance : Bali, Indonesia
Size :  high 15 cm /  5,9 in.
Material : rice paste
Made in 1977

Size of the painting : 200 x 200 cm /  78,7 x 78,7  in.
Private collection, France

Minor with wheelbarrow and skulls • 2003

Created by the wife of a minor for the Feast of the Dead, All Saints’ Day. This popular object symbolizes « work that kills ». In Mexico, offerings are made to honor all the deceased, family, friends or anyone.

Note about the object

Provenance :  Guanajuato, Mexico
Size :  high 12 cm /  4,7 in.
Material : sugar
Made in 1977

Size of the painting : 200 x 200 cm /  78,7  x 78,7 in.

Siren with guitar • 2002

Decorative object or toy

Note about the object

Provenance :  Metepec,Toluca, Mexico
Size :  high 15 cm /  5,9 in.
Material : painted clay
Made in 1978

Size of the painting : 200 x 200 cm /  78,7  x 78,7  in.
Collections Ville de Vitry-sur-Seine, France

Woman with hat • 2002

Siurell  (decorative whistle)

Note about the object

Provenance :  Mallorca, Balearic Islands, Spain
Size :  high 15 cm /  5,9 in.
Material : painted clay
Made in 1970

Size of the painting : 200 x 200 cm /  78,7  x 78,7 in.

Airplane and aviator • 2002

Decorative object or toy

Note about the object

Provenance :  Ayacucho, Peru
Size :  high 12 cm /  4,7 in.
Material : painted clay
Made in 1960

Size of the painting : 200 x 200 cm /  78,7  x 78,7  in.

Cyclist • 2002

Decorative object or toy

Note about the object

Provenance :  village of Caruarù, Brazil
Size :  high 12 cm /  4,7 in.
Material : painted clay
Made in 1968

Size of the painting : 200 x 200 cm /  78,7  x 78,7  in.
Private collection, Italy

Offering table• 2003

Offering for the Feast of the Dead, All Saints’ Day.
In Mexico, offerings are made to honor all the deceased, family, friends or anyone.

Note about the object

Provenance :  Guanajuato, Mexico
Size :  high 12 cm /  4,7 in.
Material : wood, sugar, lace
Made in 1977

Size of the painting : 200 x 200 cm /  78,7  x 78,7  in.
Collections FRAC Limousin, France

From popular Asian, Latin American and European craft

Objects: toys, ornaments, offerings, sold on markets
· materials: straw, terra cotta, feather, sugar
· very small size objects: shown very enlarged, magnified
· tribute to anonymous craftsmen who invented and created them
· in-joke towards François Mathey and his exhibitions “Artiste / Artisan ?” (Artist / Craftsman?) (1977) and “Ils collectionnent” (They collect) (1978) Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Paris

Materials:
Photograph digital printing on canvas reworked
Cement
Acrylic paint

Size:
200 x 200 cm (78.7 x 78.7 in.)

Photos © D.R., Roland Dreyfus, Christophe Dellière, D. Selz

Authors:
Eric Birlouez
Jean Couteau
Laurent Damiens
Laurence Dreyfus
Géraldine Girard-Fassier
Roberto Martínez Gonzáles
Pierre Tilman