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Peter CombeI DO / SVP, 2011

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Maurizio Cattelan, W(tf?) Magazine and the Artist Matthieu Lavanchy

(Digital Collage, Peter Combe, 2010: Cattelan snooping around Lavancy’s work for inspiration)


In February of this past year I wrote a post entitled omaggio? in which two very similar photographs were placed side by side. One photograph had no author attributed to it, the other photograph was featured in Maurizio Cattelan’s portfolio (Photographed by PierPaolo Ferrari, Styled by Camilla Nickerson, Curated by Dennis Freedmanin) for the November 2009 edition of W Magazine. The similarities of the two images were striking, so striking in fact, it lead me to believe that some serious poaching had gone on. A couple of weeks ago I discovered the beautiful work of Switzerland based artist Matthieu Lavanchy and was stunned to see that he was the artist responsible for the original.

Matthieu Lavanchy is a selected finalist in the Festival International de Mode et de Photographie, Hyères 2010. Mr. Schulmann or the Man in the High Castle (series) will be exhibited in Villa Noailles from April 30 to May 30, 2010. He lives and works in Switzerland.

Don’t get me wrong, I love Maurizio Cattelan’s work. Maurizio Cattelan is @MISTYGARDINER on Twitter.




Posted in Art, Collage, Parallels, Vancouver by petercombe on March 27, 2010

Sol Sallee, Doff A Cap In That Ass, Digital collage, 2010


Peter Combe, Untitled, Digital collage, 2010


Sol Sallee is one of the artists that I will be exhibiting with at the Diane Farris Gallery this April. Though living in two different parts of North America – it was quite fascinating to see such commonalities – both Sallee and myself only became aware of each other’s work through this upcoming group exhibition curated by Lili Vieira de Carvalho at the DFG.

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April 1 – May 1, 2010, Reception Thursday April 1, 2010, 6-8 pm

Diane Farris Gallery
1590 W. 7th Avenue
Vancouver, Canada

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Peter Combe, Early 90’s Traditional Cut & Paste Collage

Posted in Art, Collage, cut & paste, I appropriate by petercombe on March 16, 2010
Peter Combe, Boardwalk, Early 1990’s, Xerox Collage, Silicone transfer, archival paper, 16×20″, unique
Peter Combe, Vanities, Early 1990’s, Xerox Collage, Silicone transfer, archival paper, 16×20″, unique


top, Maurizio Cattelan (for W Magazine)LINK
Bottom, Artist Unknown Matthieu Lavanchy (from Epic Kludge) LINK


UPDATE: Bottom Photograph (detail) by Swiss artist Matthieu Lavanchy – Update Here >

Playing around with Mac Preview Edit

Posted in Art, cut & paste by petercombe on November 5, 2009

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