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Jacques CARELMAN (1929-2012)

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Take a little from Marcel Duchamp and mix this with a snuff of Panamarenko….the result CARELMAN

An artist i did never had heard of until a year ago when i bought a small collection of art books and posters and Carelman was present in this collection. Some early Sixties and Seventies publications where in it too and also an early french exhibition poster ( all available at www.ftn-books.com).

It struck me that his name has not become more famous since his art is orgina and authentic and was known well before the name of Panamarenko rose to fame in the late Seventies. (useful) Objects which are rebuild into another object , making them strange and not suitable for anything else than being a rebuild object. a Parody on the Manufrance catalogue from the sixties

Carelman is best known for this Catalog of fantastic things (Catalogue d’objets introuvables) It even has been translated into 19 languages, so Carelmans objdects are well known all ver the world , still his name is almost forgotten by all.

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