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LABARTHE, Philippe (1936 - 2003), Painter

in Benezit Dictionary of Artists

Published in print January 2006 | ISBN: 9780199773787
Published online November 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199899913
LABARTHE, Philippe (1936 - 2003), Painter

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French, 20th century, male.

Born 1936, in Bordeaux; died 8 March 2003, in Bordeaux.


Philippe Labarthe's universe is populated by ectoplasm and ghostly beings which perhaps suggest the emptiness of man's life. Labarthe is also known for his humorous drawings, which he signed Ylipe. Patrick Waldberg, who described Labarthe as 'the last Surrealist', invited him to Brussels in 1969 for an exhibition focusing on 'signs

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