Jean Pierre Raynaud - Drapeau sur Chassis

Daikanyama Hillside Forum

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Jean Pierre Raynaud is a renouned French artist. He made a striking debut in 1962 by filling flower pots with cement and painting them in vivid red color. In 1969 he built his house/museum in a Paris suburb and covered with white bathroom tiles. He later destroyed it by himself after having lived there for 23 years; a film was made about it. Raynaud at that time wrote,"The purpose is not to make works of art, but to live a work of art". These words represent his life and reveal his unusual approach to art.
In 1997, he suddenly transfered his interest to National Flags; he spread a real flag on a frame and claimed it as an objet. Since then he has unfolded this movement in France, Belgium, Austria, Cuba, Algeria and Argentine, and today is about to extend it to the Asian continent starting from Japan.
What is a national flag? The flags as objets will certainly help promote an argumentation.

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From 2005-09-01 To 2005-09-18

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