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Limited Edition Mobile by Julio Le Parc


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The Serpentine is pleased to present this Limited Edition by Julio Le Parc, to accompany his exhibition at the Serpentine Sackler Gallery.  Le Parc began experimenting with mobiles in the late 1960s. His interest stemmed from the wish to create work that was not stable or definitive, but in constant flux. This beautiful Edition is made up of four strips of mirrors that reflect light, movement and their surroundings.

Julio Le Parc was born in Mendoza, Argentina in 1928 and currently lives and works in Paris where he has resided since the late 1950s. In 1964 he was awarded the Special Prize (acquisition) in the Premio Internacional Torcuato Di Tella, Buenos Aires, Argentina, and in 1996, the International Painting Grand Prix at the XXXIII Venice Biennial, Italy. Following his expulsion from Paris in 1968, he travelled around various European countries only to return five months later when the restriction was revoked. Le Parc participated in Unofficial Latin America, held in Paris, and the Medellín Biennial in Colombia in 1970. Le Parc held his first solo exhibition at the Howard Wise Gallery, New York (1966), which was followed his first retrospective exhibition, held at the Instituto Di Tella in Buenos Aires, Argentina (1967). Subsequently Le Parc has held numerous retrospective exhibitions in major museums in Havana, Düsseldorf, Montevideo, Caracas, Asunción, Mexico City, Stockholm, Berlin, Madrid, Barcelona, Santiago de Chile, and Porto Alegre. His most recent solo exhibitions were held at the Palais de Tokyo in Paris (2013) and at the Daros Foundation (2014). Notable writings include: A propósito de arte espectáculo... (With regard to spectacle art...); Función social del arte en la sociedad contemporánea (The social function of art in contemporary society); Color 1959 (Colour 1959); and El artista en el context social actual (The artist in the present social context). He participated, with the Denuncia group, in the collective work Torture (1972) and joined the International Brigade of Antifascist Painters (1975).

Julio Le Parc
Mobile rectangle dans l'Espace  1967-2009
56 mirrors on 4 cords
63.5 x 30 x 30 cm
Hand signed at the bottom;
accompanied with hand signed Certificate of Authenticity