160€

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Size: 50,8 cm x 66,04 cm
Edition of: 125
Framed: No
Numbered: yes
Year: 2020
Signed: Yes
With "Haribo" Laurence Vallières releases her first edition. The artwork is part of her investigation into the symbolism of commercial products aimed especially towards children. In her drawing she combines the U.S. Mickey Mouse (since 1928) with the German Gummibär (since 1922). Both figures are known worldwide and symbolize happiness, innocence and nostalgia. But what exactly distinguishes their iconic character? And what do they tell us in a silent dialogue with us viewers? The Canadian artist is internationally known for her sculptures made of upcycled materials: she creates sculptural, mostly large-format figures from the animal and media world out of glued cardboard strips.

Laurence Vallières

Laurence Vallières is a Canadian sculptor and artist. She is particularly known for her sculptures made of upcycling materials: Her often larger-than-life sculptures include cars, chimpanzees, rhinos, elephants and bears. She usually uses strips of cardboard as her medium, which she bonds into sculptures. The artist, who studied in California, among other places, now lives in Montreal and was already part of the Knotenpunkt Festival in 2014.
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