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Any modern artist is supposed to be critical and make the "naive" public aware of things through his art.
The Swiss artist Claude Closky ('63) has been campaigning against over-consumption in western society for years. Closky takes his protest a bit further than Andy Warhol's Campbell's soup cans and Brillo soapboxes. Any modern media that contributes to our compulsive attitude towards buying serves as a starting point for his provocative pop-art. Closky makes fun of glossy advertisements by giving them unexpected ad slogans to highlight the absurdity of our consumer society. Thanks to Maison Levanneur, a print-museum in the French Chatou (www.cneai.com), Closky's stop-shop expressions can also be brought into the home as decorative wallpaper in patterns formed by everyday images of cosmetic and supermarket items, or by long columns of stock market notations in the unmistakable NASDAQ style. Closky.online.fr




Claude Closky, Untitled (Supermarket) Courtesy of Claude Closky - Galerie Jennifer Flay
Photograph: Joséphine de Bère.