ACM - NOMAD x Phillips Paris Monday, September 28, 2020 | Phillips
  • Provenance

    Collection of the artist
    Private collection

  • Catalogue Essay

    The artist known as ACM is an elusive and enigmatic French sculptor, whose self-taught practice has evolved over 60 years at his studio in a pocket of northwest France. Collected by a wide range of museums and individuals, including La Maison Rouge / Antoine de Galbert and Lille Musee d’Art Moderne, the artist’s oeuvre has consistently focused on the renovation and reclamation of once-discarded materials. The works themselves are sculptures, yet they also present themselves as architectures and archaeologies: palaces that convey the natural erosion of time.  Although they are quintessentially humanist objects, the sculptures of ACM speak of a humble and imaginary science, drawing their inspirations from the ruins of Mayan temples to lost Sanskrit artifacts and scrolls.

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circa 2010
Plaster, plastic, wire, metal, paint, wood.
42 x 46 x 35 cm (16 1/2 x 18 1/8 x 13 3/4 in.)

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NOMAD x Phillips

Virtual Destination 28 September - 11 October 2020