COURTESY GALERIE LOEVENBRUCK, PARIS. © ADAGP, PARIS. PHOTO FABRICE GOUSSET.
Jean Dupuy In 1967, after a good decade of services to gestural painting, Jean Dupuy left Paris and the School of Paris for New York. There he was gifted 180 sheets of polyethylene by the Celanese Corporation. He kept them in his studio, where they doggedly gathered dust. He therefore decided to work with the dust itself by restoring its lightness and mobility.
New Marcel Duchamp & Jean Dupuy — En affinité(s) #1 New Ends in 29 days: April 28 → May 27 Marcel and Jean. Duchamp and Dupuy. An encounter. One of those predictable encounters between artists of different periods that is not founded on an aesthetic debt. What do they stem from? What are they based on? Or, in other words: what legitimates these encounters of an nth kind? It is tempting to give a curt reply:…