Jean Claude FARHI Mixed Media


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Jaen-Claude Farhi

Artist: Jean-Claude Farhi
Medium: Mixed media on paper
Signed: Hand signed lower right
Condition: Excellent
Accompanied by a gallery certificate of authenticity

New museum quality framing ($800 Value)
- Archival acid free materials
- Crescent mat (Acid-free and lignin-free)
- Custom wood moulding
- TRU-VUE Conservation Clear acrylic:
Blocks 99% of UV rays
Shatter resistance safeguards against injury and damage to artwork

Framed size : 39 1/2" X 32"
Artwork (Image): 29" X 21"

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Jean Claude Farhi
Mr. Fahri was born in Paris, in 1940.

From 1946 to 1957 he lived in Bogota, Colombia. Upon his return, he studied art at the "Beaux Arts" of Nice. He meets Danielle Giraudy, who will later become the curator at the Picasso Museum in Antibes.

In 1959, Jean-Claude had his first one - man exhibition in Nice, and met the artists Cesar and Armand.

In 1960, Farhi joined the army and was sent to Algeria, where he served as a medic. In 1962, upon his return, he continues to paint, but he is obliged to work in the family shoe business due to the death of his father. In 1965, Farhi had a showing at the Galerie du Damier in Paris. In 1966, he takes used engine pieces that he solders and colors, and turns them into sculptures presented on chromed metallic bases.

From 1967, he incorporates various plastic elements into his sculptures. Due to his research into plastics, Farhi starts to make sculptures exclusively using methylpolymethacrylate. A major breakthrough comes in 1968, when he has an exhibition of his plastic and metallic sculptures, with the title "Chromplex", at the Iris Clert Gallery in Paris. This is where he stopped being a regional artist and became known on a national and international level . Consequently, Farhi became an assistant to Cesar for a number of years and traveled throughout Europe with him.

From 1969 to 1973, due to his personal relationship with the Italian manufacturers of Plexiglas, Fahri becomes a recognized expert in working with this material. In 1981, Fahri decides to split his time between his atelier in Soho, New York, and his atelier in the South of France.

In 1989, the first monumental sculpture with variable geometry was shown in New Canaan. Immediately thereafter, in 1990, there is the inauguration of his grandiose sculpture attached to an office building, opposite the airport in Nice, France. Its size, 100 ft. high, by 63 ft. wide, and weighing 21 tons make it the largest sculpture ever done in perspex.

Jean-Claude Farhi passed away in 2012

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