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Title

Three men in cravats triptych

1995

Artist

Francis Alÿs

Belgium, Mexico

1959 -

Alternate image of Three men in cravats triptych by Francis Alÿs
Alternate image of Three men in cravats triptych by Francis Alÿs
Alternate image of Three men in cravats triptych by Francis Alÿs
  • Details

    Date
    1995
    Media category
    Painting
    Materials used
    oil on board, enamel on metal series consisting of one painting by Francis Alÿs (left) and sign paintings by Juan Garcia (centre) and Emilio Rivera (right)
    Dimensions
    installation dimensions variable :

    a - oil on board, 30 x 21.2 x 1.4 cm

    b - enamel on metal, 122 x 92 x 2 cm

    c - enamel on metal, 65 x 80.5 x 6 cm

    Signature & date

    Signed and dated l.r. verso panel a, black fibre-tipped pen "Francis Alÿs.../ ...1995".
    Signed and dated l.r. verso panel c, black fibre-tipped pen "FRANCIS ALŸS/.../... 1995".
    Signed and dated right edge verso panel c, black fibre-tipped pen "...Francis Alÿs... 1995".

    Credit
    John Kaldor Family Collection
    Location
    Not on display
    Accession number
    L2010.5.a-c
    Copyright
    © Francis Alÿs. Courtesy Galerie Peter Kilchmann, Zurich

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    Francis Alÿs

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  • About

    Francis Alÿs’ work is at once surreal and anchored in everyday experiences of city life. Much of his work occurs in or directly references urban streets and has a peculiar, awkward charm that highlights the strangeness of the ordinary.

    Both ‘New York triptych’ and ‘Three men in cravats triptych’ draw upon the vernacular of Mexican sign painting, blurring the boundaries between commercial and fine art practices. Taking up the themes of repetition and authenticity, these works are collaborative, with Alÿs making a small painting that local sign painters then reproduce on a larger scale, each painter inevitably imbuing the image with their own subtle shifts in style and scale.

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 2 exhibitions

  • Bibliography

    Referenced in 2 publications

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