Metagraphic collage portrait of Michèle Bernstein created in 1963. The work has an inscribed title, "Les nopals il ñ'y a pas d'âge," in the image, and includes a drawn portrait of Bernstein made with gouache, pastel, pencil, and ink, as well as collage material consisting of textual and pictorial clippings from newspapers and magazines.
Inscription and clippings in French. Ivan Chtcheglov (1933-1998) was a French political theorist, activist, and poet. His work, Formulaire pour un urbanisme nouveau (1953), written under the pseudonym Gilles Ivain, inspired the Lettrist International and Situationist International. Metagraphics, also called hypergraphy and hypergraphics, an artistic technique combining text and graphic arts, was used in Lettrist works. Michèle Bernstein (born 1932) is a French novelist and critic. She was a member of the Situationist International from its founding in 1957 until 1967. Purchased from Librairie du Sandre on the Edith and Richard French Fund, 2017. Title devised by cataloger.
1 collage : gouache, pastel, pencil, ink ; 653 x 500 mm.
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Ivan Chtcheglov, Metagraphic Portrait of Michèle Bernstein. General Collection, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University.