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Title

The last clown

2001

Artist

Francis Alÿs

Belgium, Mexico

1959 –

  • Details

    Date
    2001
    Media categories
    Time-based art , Drawing
    Materials used
    digital tape (betacam) shown as single channel digital video animation, black and white, sound; study drawing: pencil and enamel on tracing paper
    Edition
    2/4 [edition of 4 plus 1 Artist's Proof]
    Dimensions
    duration: 01:00:00 hr; aspect ratio: 4:3
    Signature & date

    Signed l.l. certificate of authenticity, black ink "FAlÿs". Not dated.
    Signed l.r. drawing, pencil "...F.Alÿs". Not dated.

    Credit
    John Kaldor Family Collection
    Location
    Not on display
    Accession number
    L2010.139.a-b
    Copyright
    © Francis Alÿs. Courtesy Galerie Peter Kilchmann, Zurich

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    Artist information
    Francis Alÿs

    Works in the collection

    14

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

  • Bibliography

    Referenced in 4 publications

Other works by Francis Alÿs

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