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DESCHAMPS, Gérard (<i>born</i> 1937), Sculptor, assemblage artist

in Benezit Dictionary of Artists

Published in print January 2006 | ISBN: 9780199773787
Published online November 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199899913
DESCHAMPS, Gérard (born 1937), Sculptor, assemblage artist

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French, 20th century, male.

Born 1937, in Lyons.

Sculptor, assemblage artist.

Nouveaux Réalistes group.

After some early experimentation related to tachist 'art informel' and 'art brut', where he worked the materials in layers, Gérard Deschamps joined the ranks of the Nouveaux Réalistes group coordinated by Pierre Restany, who described himself as 'a specialist in women's lingerie'. Adopting the approach of re-working existing objects, after Duchamp's 'ready-made' art,

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