On le croyait heureux
Exhibition view
On le croyait heureux
Exhibition view
On le croyait heureux
Exhibition view
On le croyait heureux
Exhibition view
Flammes violettes sur fond blanc - 21 avril 1992, mars 2012
UNGLEE
Flammes violettes sur fond blanc - 21 avril 1992, mars 2012
Flammes
Cibachrome Print mounted on aluminum
Image: 20 x 13 3/8 inches
Unique artwork
Signé au verso
Sans titre, 8 avril, 1983
UNGLEE
Sans titre, 8 avril, 1983
Série de 81 polaroids
Polaroids SX70
Image: 38 5/16 x 31 5/16 inches
Unique artwork
Signé et daté
Éludienne, 8 mai 1991
UNGLEE
Éludienne, 8 mai 1991
Les éludiennes
Cibachrome Print
Image: 22 7/8 x 15 3/8 inches
Paper: 31 3/4 x 23 15/16 inches
Edition of 3 ex
Identité, Melun 1990 - Paris 1990, 1990
UNGLEE
Identité, Melun 1990 - Paris 1990, 1990
Cibachrome Print mounted on aluminum
Image: 40 1/2 x 27 5/8 inches
Unique artwork
Signé et daté
Flammes sur fond noir (Tulipe Lys) - 1992, mars 2012
UNGLEE
Flammes sur fond noir (Tulipe Lys) - 1992, mars 2012
Flammes
Cibachrome print mounted on aluminum
Image: 20 x 13 3/8 inches
Unique artwork
Signé et daté
Flammes acajou sur beurre (Gavota) - 1990, Mars 2012
UNGLEE
Flammes acajou sur beurre (Gavota) - 1990, Mars 2012
Flammes
Cibachrome print mounted on aluminum
Image: 20 x 13 3/8 inches
Unique artwork
Signé et daté
Sans titre, 24 avril 1983
UNGLEE
Sans titre, 24 avril 1983
Série de 81 polaroids
Polaroids SX70
Image: 38 5/16 x 31 5/16 inches
Unique artwork
Signé et daté

On le croyait heureux

20.11.2014 - 20.12.2014

Main space

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What do we know about Unglee ? That he loved tulips and their fragrance, photography, cinema, that he had two wives and a male lover unless he had many more, that he cultivated his tulips in Melun for a while, or elsewhere, that celebrity played a very important role in his career, as is shown by his visits in Hollywood or at the MoMA, unless it was on the Riviera.

What do we know about Unglee ? That he loved tulips and their fragrance, photography, cinema, that he had two wives and a male lover unless he had many more, that he cultivated his tulips in Melun for a while, or elsewhere, that celebrity played a very important role in his career, as is shown by his visits in Hollywood or at the MoMA, unless it was on the Riviera.

But who are we talking about here ? A fictional character such as the one we discover in his Disparitions (Disappearances) ? The artist as much at ease with studio photography than with photomontage, with a cinematographic form of writing than with parody ? Whoever would try to see through the complexity of the character Unglee would soon realize the purposelessness of his enterprise, the deception being intentional and the information shared as factual and precise as scarce.

Better then stick to the signs and forms left by Unglee as many clues of a work as conceptual as it is sensational or sensual, likely to capture «l’air du temps» - the spirit of the times - (if only to use the name of the perfume which appears in his film Radio-Serpent, 1980) with humor and impertinence…

Extract from Signalement Unglee, by Audrey Illouz.