Sculpture Saturday #46

Another civic sculpture, this time from the roundabout at Saint-Paul de Vence. You turn right for the village, left for Fondation Maeght.

This immense piece is by Jean-Claude Farhi (1940 – 2012) who having studied at the School of Decorative Arts in Nice, later returned where he met the main artists of the School of Nice: Ben, Gilli Alocco, Malaval…… and the realists Arman and Raysse. In 1965/1966, he worked on “Motorcolors”, then on plexiglass and/or metal sculptures. He worked for a time with Caesar. From 1968 (Iris Clert gallery exhibition), he devoted himself mainly to plexiglass sculptures (with the support of the “Polivar” factories), columns and discs, pyramids, and then “variable geometry” sculptures which were more monumental works.

His last monumental sculpture “Secret Point” (pictured above) in steel (dedicated to his daughter Domitilla Farhi) was installed in Saint-Paul de Vence just a few kilometers from his home and workshop in Tourrettes sur Loup. The art critic Pierre Restany wrote:

We can speak of deconstructed constructivism in connection with these new sculptures by Farhi. 

This challenge is kindly hosted by Susan Kelly over at No Fixed Plans.

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6 Comments on “Sculpture Saturday #46

  1. Pingback: Sculpture Saturday #47 – View from the Back

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