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Ugo Rondinone - He Who Gets Slapped - Rencontres 5

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Ugo Rondinone
He Who Gets Slapped
Rencontres 5
2001

Texts by John Richardson

24 x 17 cm, 9 1/2 x 6 3/4 inches
32 pages
Softcover
English / French
Published by Images modernes - Almine Rech Gallery Editions

ISBN: 9782913355095

Ranging from installations to psychedelic paintings to large-scale drawings, Ugo Rondinone’s eclectic work balances on the razor’s edge between euphoria and depression. His signature, incandescent colors and Pop references, as in his rainbow-hued and neon-lit sign pieces, turn cultural clichés into material for a contemporary Arte Povera, recycling old catchphrases, repurposed cement, or cast-off clothes. Similarly, his sculptures often transform everyday objects by casting them in bronze, giving them an artificial permanence that both underscores and denies their perishability.