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  • Jay DeFeo, Untitled (Tripod series), 1975, acrylic, graphite, grease pencil, collaged paper on vellum and paper, 23 1/4 × 19 5/8".

    Jay DeFeo

    galerie frank elbaz | Paris

    In 1951, just after graduating from the University of California, Berkeley, and before settling into San Francisco’s vibrant Beat community—where her cohorts included Allen Ginsberg, Wallace Berman, and Bruce Conner—Jay DeFeo traveled to Europe and North Africa on a fellowship. Bringing attention to rarely seen works from this prolific period, DeFeo’s first solo show in Paris featured two drawings made in this city in 1951, presented in the company of twenty-two paintings, collages, drawings, and photographs made between 1972 and 1987 (all lent by the Jay DeFeo Foundation). The budding

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  • Pierre-Olivier Arnaud, Untitled (play still⎽14), 2015, eight screen prints on paper, each 69 1/4 × 47 1/4". Installation view.

    Pierre-Olivier Arnaud

    Galerie Art: Concept

    In Pierre-Olivier Arnaud’s most recent silk-screen series, “Play Still,” 2015–, photography is less a medium than a pretext for demonstrating his process for creating images. Removed from a public setting, these rephotographed and then silk-screened images bear witness to encounters with objects, mostly details of merchandise for sale in shops in cities such as Paris or Lyon. However, the form that this chance image-capturing gesture takes is Surrealist in spirit, and imponderable. Without artistic autonomy or intentionality, these photos are merely working material, the collection of a reality

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