Dans Quel Monde... - Gaspard De Lalune

Limited edition of 200 copies. Illustration signed by the artist.

Format 42 x 29.7 cm


Word games, naughty games?

These illustrations, taken from the book "La guerre à la politesse est un combat sans merci" (The war on politeness is a merciless battle), combine humour and graphic design with panache.
Between pop culture and Belle Époque aesthetics, he presents real/false encyclopaedic plates, advertisements and old engravings maliciously diverted to serve puns that are not always polite.
So is he an impostor or an unrecognised genius? Follow Gaspard De Lalune, a prolific Dada artist, in his delightfully absurd and frankly impertinent visual puns.

Gaspard De Lalune was born in 1876 in Bordeaux. He began his career as an artist in 1898 and is said to have participated in the DADA movement before the surrealist discord. An author and thinker, he is said to have created over a thousand works of art. Behind this whimsical being is Vincent Falgueyret, author of Les mites n'aiment pas les légendes (2015), Les girafes n'aiment pas les tunnels (2015), Les fourmis n'aiment pas le flamenco (2011) and Les moustiques n'aiment pas les applaudissements (2009).

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Gaspard De Lalune

Gaspard de Lalune was born in 1876 in Bordeaux. He began his career as an artist in 1898 and is said to have participated in the DADA movement before the surrealist discord. Author and thinker, he made plans to escape the gravity of life by means of word games and deliberately absurd approximations. Mixing engravings and typography, his ambition was to revolutionise the way society thought at the time. He panache with poetry, potty humour and incandescent aesthetics. Often with his head in the moon and his eyebrow raised, he nevertheless keeps his feet on the ground, he likes croissants and says "chocolatine".
He is one of those who fight for the best and for laughter. Not a drunken alcoholic, he enjoys the passing of time like an epicurean desperately seeking a meaning to life, knowing full well that life has no meaning...

Artazart exhibited 'Down to Earth' in 2018.