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Claude Closky

“The exponential development of the flux of information has metamorphosed it into decor. And it is awareness of this media ambiance that Closky (1963) strives for. In his art, McLuhan’s illustrious formula is extended : if the message is the medium and if the medium is the decor then, logically, the message is the decor. This furnishing word is what Bla-bla (1998) addresses us with : a luminous sign board on which a series of phrases are displayed, exchanges that are too long for the viewer’s faculty of memory.


  1. Claude Closky Bla-bla, 1998

    Electroluminescent display panel broadcasting a dialogue on different subjects of society from magazines
    46 x 288 x 8 cm
    Collection Mudam Luxembourg
    Donation 2001 - Caisse des Dépôts et consignations
    © Photo : Rémi Villaggi

  1. Claude Closky Guili guili, 1996

    black pen and collage on paper
    32 x 4600 cm (with frame)
    200 drawings, 30 x 20 cm each
    Collection Mudam Luxembourg
    © Photos: Courtesy galerie Laurent Godin, Paris

  1. Claude Closky Sans titre – 004396, 2005

    Acrylic on canvas
    ø 210 cm
    Collection Mudam Luxembourg
    Acquisition 2005
    © Photo: Rémi Villaggi

  1. Claude Closky Ski, 2000

    Slideshow in color stringed together
    450 x 300 cm
    Collection Mudam Luxembourg
    Acquisition 2002
    © Photo: Claude Closky

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