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Artwork information

Category

Painting

Technique

Acrylic on canvas

Date

2020

Dimensions

120 cm x 80 cm

Signature

Signed on the back

Proof(s) of authenticity

Painting sold with a certificate of authenticity issued by Karl Lagasse

State of conservation

Very good

Framing

No

Location

Monthléry, France

Description

Unique work by KARL LAGASSE - 1/1 ** JESUS IS LORD ** - Collection Atelier Normandie France 2020

Dimensions : 120 cm x 80 cm - Year of production 2020 - Unique work 1/1 - Signed by the artist's hand with studio certificate.

This painting is a much sought-after work and is prized by Karl Lagasse collectors. Its size and aesthetic quality make it a rare piece.

Provenance

Karl Lagasse Studio in Normandy, France

Bibliography

Artistic career :
Karl Lagasse's career began in 1996 with the sale of his first work in Antwerp at the age of 15.
A few years later, in 2003, he prepares his first exhibition in Paris where he shows his works mixing collages and painting, as suggested to him by Yvaral Vasarely, son of the Hungarian plastic artist Victor Vasarely, when they met in 1998.
He started sculpting in 2004 and found inspiration by watching Les Nuits Blanches. He then began to search for his own style and began the "Buildings" series, "totem" works made of different materials. The same year, he left Paris to settle in Normandy.

In 2006, Isy Brachot (famous Brussels gallery) dedicated an exhibition to him. Only one painting did not find a buyer. Karl Lagasse then offers it to an amateur who does not have the possibility to acquire it.
In 2008, he returned to Paris to exhibit at the Espace Pierre Cardin. Paintings, sculptures and photographs are presented. A film on the making of the works is also shown there.
2009, year of creation of one of the most emblematic works of the artist, the One Dollar. A work resulting from his admiration for the United States but also symbolizing what it is possible to do with one dollar; "Making art with $1".

In 2010, he was chosen to represent the town of Deauville (Normandy) on the occasion of the "Horsemania" world equestrian championship which takes place in Lexington (United States), a town twinned with the Normandy seaside resort, for which he created a sculpture.

After the "One Dollar", which was an international success, he presented another work that would also become emblematic, the "Cryptogram One". It is at the Art Monaco exhibition in 2011 that the public will discover it.

To celebrate the 65th anniversary of the Cannes Film Festival in 2012, he created a "Building" measuring 2.80 m by 60 cm wide in cement, wood, glass and photos in collaboration with Corbis and exhibited it at the Carlton Cinema Club. The artists present at the festival are invited to sign the work, to leave a message. This is what José Garcia, Michel Hazanvisius, Bérénice Bejo, Gad Elmaleh and also Cuba Gooding Jr, Tim Roth, Matthew McConaugheyou and Zac Efron are doing.


Karl Lagasse

Painter
Sculptor
FranceBorn in : 1981Famous artistFamous artist

Born into a family of artists in 1981 in Paris, Karl Lagasse is a French artist and sculptor.

At a very young age, he began to practice plastic arts, in particular collage at the age of 7 with his mother. At the same age, he met the French sculptor César Baldaccini (1921-1998). The latter pushed him to pursue an artistic path. A few years later, he explored another means of expression by doing a lot of graffiti in the Paris metro. And under the guidance of the artist Yvaral (1934-2002), son of the Hungarian artist Victor Vasarely (1906-1997), Karl Lagasse integrated his tags into his collages. 

Karl Lagasse's artistic career began in 1996, at the age of 15, when he sold his first work in Antwerp. In 2003, Karl prepares his first exhibition in Paris in which he shows works mixing the techniques of painting and collage. His first solo exhibition took place in 2006. During this exhibition, he presents his famous "Buildings" in the Isy Brachot gallery in Brussels. 

The year 2009 was a year of consecration for the artist. Indeed, he is gaining notoriety thanks to his "One Dollar" sculptures and is ranked among the ten best sculptors in the world under 30 years old by Artprice. 

In 2012, the artist is cited as one of the fifty best contemporary artists drawing their inspiration from American icons. The same year, Karl Lagasse creates the sculpture "Building". This bronze sculpture was created for the 65th Cannes Film Festival and represents the history of the festival. 

In 2014, the artist is contacted by Maserati with the aim of collaborating to celebrate the centenary of the Italian brand and the worldwide launch of the new Ghibli12. A year later, Karl Lagasse and Maserati once again collaborate together to create a monumental installation entitled "A Piece of Heaven on Earth". This work consists of a Maserati covered in white plastic film and a statue of Jesus Christ. The feet of the latter are covered with several "One Dollar" sculptures. These represent the repayment of humanity's greatest debt. 

More recently in 2016, on the occasion of the Art Paris Art Fair, the President of the Republic François Hollande personally congratulated the artist on the success of his work "One Dollar", a bronze sculpture measuring two metres high exhibited at the Grand Palais. 

In 2017, Karl Lagasse will create the trophy rewarding the winners of the 43rd edition of the Deauville American Film Festival. Best known for his "One dollar", his "Buildings" are inspired by New York skyscrapers. Moreover, they are built as points of reflection on his person and the world around him. Karl Lagasse's works are inspired both by the American world and his personal need to "build himself, to rise". His works are the result of his admiration for the United States. Moreover, his "One Dollar" works illustrate for the artist what it is possible to do for only one dollar. Lagasse produces these sculptures in red, blue, purple or even yellow - but they retain the unique metallic finish of aluminium. "Making art with $1" is therefore quite an art.

Karl Lagasse

FranceBorn in : 1981Famous artistFamous artist
Painter
Sculptor

Born into a family of artists in 1981 in Paris, Karl Lagasse is a French artist and sculptor.

At a very young age, he began to practice plastic arts, in particular collage at the age of 7 with his mother. At the same age, he met the French sculptor César Baldaccini (1921-1998). The latter pushed him to pursue an artistic path. A few years later, he explored another means of expression by doing a lot of graffiti in the Paris metro. And under the guidance of the artist Yvaral (1934-2002), son of the Hungarian artist Victor Vasarely (1906-1997), Karl Lagasse integrated his tags into his collages. 

Karl Lagasse's artistic career began in 1996, at the age of 15, when he sold his first work in Antwerp. In 2003, Karl prepares his first exhibition in Paris in which he shows works mixing the techniques of painting and collage. His first solo exhibition took place in 2006. During this exhibition, he presents his famous "Buildings" in the Isy Brachot gallery in Brussels. 

The year 2009 was a year of consecration for the artist. Indeed, he is gaining notoriety thanks to his "One Dollar" sculptures and is ranked among the ten best sculptors in the world under 30 years old by Artprice. 

In 2012, the artist is cited as one of the fifty best contemporary artists drawing their inspiration from American icons. The same year, Karl Lagasse creates the sculpture "Building". This bronze sculpture was created for the 65th Cannes Film Festival and represents the history of the festival. 

In 2014, the artist is contacted by Maserati with the aim of collaborating to celebrate the centenary of the Italian brand and the worldwide launch of the new Ghibli12. A year later, Karl Lagasse and Maserati once again collaborate together to create a monumental installation entitled "A Piece of Heaven on Earth". This work consists of a Maserati covered in white plastic film and a statue of Jesus Christ. The feet of the latter are covered with several "One Dollar" sculptures. These represent the repayment of humanity's greatest debt. 

More recently in 2016, on the occasion of the Art Paris Art Fair, the President of the Republic François Hollande personally congratulated the artist on the success of his work "One Dollar", a bronze sculpture measuring two metres high exhibited at the Grand Palais. 

In 2017, Karl Lagasse will create the trophy rewarding the winners of the 43rd edition of the Deauville American Film Festival. Best known for his "One dollar", his "Buildings" are inspired by New York skyscrapers. Moreover, they are built as points of reflection on his person and the world around him. Karl Lagasse's works are inspired both by the American world and his personal need to "build himself, to rise". His works are the result of his admiration for the United States. Moreover, his "One Dollar" works illustrate for the artist what it is possible to do for only one dollar. Lagasse produces these sculptures in red, blue, purple or even yellow - but they retain the unique metallic finish of aluminium. "Making art with $1" is therefore quite an art.