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Picasso X-Ray

30 June

A young photographer Xavier Lucchesi comes to see me after an internship in Russia, when the country abandons the communist regime. He gathered military badges, everyday objects, symbols of an era that was going to disappear and had them x-rayed in a hospital.These images challenge me and make me think of the work of biologists at the beginning of the century, these wonderful images of plants by XRay.Steven N Meyers, Albert Koetsier (Flowers spirit) among others.This technique increasingly interested artists from the 1970s. Like this unforgettable self-portrait by Meret Oppenheim.At the time of our meeting, I collaborate with the Picasso Administration who accompanies me in the edition of objects under license, intended for the shops of the national museums.I think of "Picasso" and the texts of his son Claude where he evokes the heterogeneous objects picked up by his father in the landfills to develop a sculpture, generally in plaster.Seeing what is hidden inside these sculptures seems interesting to me. We contact Laboratoires du Louvre for technical assistance.The new director of the Picasso Museum, Anne Baldassari is enthusiastic.Given the difficult conditions of handling the sculptures, the production lasts an entire year. They are very fragile, can only be touched by specialists

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Picasso X-Ray

Picasso X-Ray

30 June

A young photographer Xavier Lucchesi comes to see me after an internship in Russia, when the country abandons the communist regime. He gathered military badges, everyday objects, symbols of an era ...

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