Galerie Jean-François Cazeau
Galerie Jean-François Cazeau is pleased to unveil a monumental highlight of the selection he will bring to BRAFA 2023: James Rosenquist, Eau de Robot, 1981-1984. In 1967, the automobile manufacturer Renault starts to commission works by famous artists of the time such as Vassarely, Jean Tinguely, Dubuffet and Simon Hantaï. In 1977 the company decides to create a dedicated fondation for the arts, called 'Incitation à la création'. Unfortunately, a period of troubles in the the late 1980s forces them to renounce the this enterprise. As a result, this work was given back and then bought from the artist by Jean Hamon. The title of the artwork, Eau de Robot, comes from the lubrifiant Renault used in their assembly line.