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Christian Boltanski

 (born 1944)
Christian Boltanski is active/lives in France.  Christian Boltanski is known for sculpture-conceptual, photography, installation, painting.

Christian Boltanski

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Christian Boltanski was born in occupied Paris in 1944 to a Jewish father and a Corsican mother. He is known for a body of work that may be considered a disturbing archive of our social, cultural, ethnic, and personal histories. His death-obsessed creations have earned him an international reputation. He has spent his artistic life working with the most ephemeral of materials -- newspaper clippings, photographs, found snapshots, clothing, candles, light bulbs, old biscuit tins to examine and mark our transitory passing here on earth. Photographs are central to his work, and Boltanski explores the perceived truth of the photograph, how it is often used as a shield against death.

Self-taught, he began painting in 1958, but first came t  ...  Displaying 750 of 4953 characters.

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About  Christian Boltanski

Born:  1944 - Paris, France
Known for:  sculpture-conceptual, photography, installation, painting