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An image of The last clown by Francis Alÿs

Francis Alÿs

(Belgium, Mexico 1959 – )

Title
The last clown
Year
2001
Media categories
Time-based media, Video, Drawing
Materials used
video animation, black and white, sound, 60 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 felt tip 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
Accession number
L2010.139.a-b
Copyright
© Francis Alÿs. Courtesy Galerie Peter Kilchmann, Zurich
Location
Not on display
Further information

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

Bibliography (4)

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.).