Sold with a photo-certificate from Mr. Pavlos Dionyssopoulos.
Pavlos' Jackets marks the successful culmination of decades of experiment and evolution. Created in 1992, the rhythmic lines and kaleidoscopic colours of this life-sized simulation of shop mannequins is a masterful display of Pavlos' pioneering technique of affiches massicotées, in which fine machine cut strips of misprinted poster paper are manipulated into contemporary still-lifes. Pavlos' object-images were initially developed in Paris during the early 1960s where he won the support of Pierre Restany and quickly became identified with the Nouveau Réaliste movement. Since then, Pavlos has made a substantive contribution to the transformation of manufactured materials into art-works, maintaining that posters, presented in profile, are much more expressive than they are when they are presented in flat form. It is clear that this structured layering of paper yields chromatic and material values that were limited in their previous state, creating a work that demonstrates new formal and philosophical possibilities through the direct presentation of blandly familiar images.