Skip to content

Collection

All

Search

Contemporary art

Western art

View More:


Title

The last clown


Artist

Francis Alÿs

Belgium, Mexico

1959 -


About

A signed study drawing for 'The last clown' accompanies each video. Unique series of 24 drawings.


Details


Date

2001


Materials used

video animation, black and white, sound, 60:00 min; study: pencil and enamel on tracing paper


Edition

2/4 [edition of 4 plus 1 Artist's Proof]


Dimensions

drawing: 27.6 x 35.2 cm sheet; 29.3 x 37.0 x 1.9 cm frame


Signature & date

Signed Certificate of authenticity, blue fibre-tipped pen "Francis Alÿs". Signed l.r. drawing, pencil "...F.Alÿs". Not dated.


Credit

John Kaldor Family Collection at the Art Gallery of New South Wales


Location

Not on display


Accession number

L2010.139.a-b


Artist information

Francis Alÿs

Works in the collection

14


Referenced in 4 publications

Bibliography


Jorg Heiser, Frieze no.69, 'Walk on the wild side', 2002, 72 (illus.).

Michèle Thériault, Francis Alys: the last clown, 2000, (illus.).

Cuauhtémoc Medina; 'Francis Alys: what goes on in the street' bu David Torres, Francis Alys: the last clown, 'Falling from grace', 2000, (illus.). no pagination

Wayne Tunnicliffe (Editor), John Kaldor family collection: Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 2011, 170, 177 (colour illus.).