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Posted in Art by petercombe on October 2, 2009

I love this guy, Marc-Antoine Léval>, and put him right up there with CARTRAIN>, the 17 year old artist from the UK, for sheer artistic wit and self promotional chutzpah.

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“The Immaterial Art Emperor” has struck again. After his New York banner plea, “Please, New Museum, Show My Work,” Marc-Antoine Léval has dropped his latest illicit work at the Tate Modern to coincide with the opening of the “Pop Life, Art in a Material World” exhibition. With this new piece, the French artist continues asking for the same thing all of his creative peers hope for themselves: billionaire art collector “François Pinault to buy his work, museums to show his work, and gallerists to sell his work.” Is that too much to ask?

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Silkscreen posters commemorating these events are available on his website>

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Silkscreen posters “Please, François Pinault, Buy my work.”
70 * 100 cm 
Limited edition. 100 prints.

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Silkscreen posters “Please, New Museum, Show my work.”
70 * 100 cm 
Limited edition. 20 prints.

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All photos Marc-Antoine Léval>

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