Analysis out of the box

Market prospective: the Supports/Surfaces case

Analysis out of the boxArt Market | In October 1970, at a time when French society was still measuring the impact of May 1968, a dozen artists presented their work in the Musée d’art Moderne de la Ville de Paris (Museum of Modern Art of the City of Paris) under the name Supports/Surfaces. The French militant group they represented positioned itself as part of a greater international movement, which questioned societal and artistic issues in the context of the post-war reconstruction.

Vue de l’exposition ‘‘Claude Viallat, Oeuvres Majeures 1967 - 2017‘‘ à la Galerie Ceysson & Bénétière New York © Galerie Ceysson & Bénétière
Vue de l’exposition "Claude Viallat, Oeuvres Majeures 1967 - 2017" à la Galerie Ceysson & Bénétière New York
© Galerie Ceysson & Bénétière

The group’s essential benchmarks

Officially founded in 1970, Supports/Surfaces first gathered 12 members, most of them based in the South of France. They were moved by a common cause : the demystification of the artistic object, which they attained by deconstructing the traditional support of paintings.

Marc Devade (1943 - 1983), Patrice Saytour (1935), Claude Viallat (1936), Vincent Bioulès (1938), […]

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Vue de l’exposition “Claude Viallat, Oeuvres Majeures 1967 - 2017“ à la Galerie Ceysson & Bénétière New York © Galerie Ceysson & Bénétière

Vue de l’exposition "Claude Viallat, Oeuvres Majeures 1967 - 2017" à la Galerie Ceysson & Bénétière New York
© Galerie Ceysson & Bénétière

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