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Yves Helbert

Born in 1919 in Nantes, France
Lives and works in Paris, France

The “boxes” of Yves Helbert, his small art space dioramas, are a universe of compartments and references where dual meaning stands out through connection between the original object and the reimagined object. A very personal geography goes from a scale to the next, transforming the extinguisher capsules and pencil sharpeners into works of art. Miniatures of Duchamp’s Bicycle Wheel, Warhol’s Brillo Boxes, Picasso’s Bull’s Head are all small tributes to the masters of the genre.

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