Bertrand Lavier - La Bocca Bosch, 2005, Courtesy Kewenig Galerie, Cologne.

Bertrand Lavier

Appropriation art

August 26, 2013

Bertrand Lavier is a French visual and contemporary artist born in Châtillon-sur-Seine (Côte-d'Or) on 14 June 1949. He lives and works in Paris and Aignay-le-Duc (Côte-d'Or).

As a seminal figure in the movement toward appropriation art in the 1980s and 1990s, Bertrand Lavier is perhaps best known for his readymades, created by covering everyday industrial objects such as refrigerators, tables, pianos, and furniture with an impasto layer of paint.