Julio Le Parc

Born in Mendoza, Argentina in 1928 and living in Paris since 1958, JULIO LE PARC is a major figure in kinetic and contemporary art. Co-founder in 1960 of the Paris-based Visual Art Research Group (GRAV) with Horacio Garcia Rossi, Francisco Sobrino, François Morellet, Joël Stein and Jean-Pierre Vasarely (Yvaral), LE PARC explores the use of colour scales, infinite combinations, organisation of surfaces, correlations of shapes, as well as vibratory reliefs and immersive installations, thus opening the way to important works around light and movement in art. Since 1960, his work has been the subject of numerous solo exhibitions in museums and galleries all over the world.

A committed artist, LE PARC was expelled from France in May 1968 for his participation in the Atelier Populaire and demonstrations against the establishment. Defender of human rights, he participates in the denunciation of dictatorships in Latin America.

This jewel-sculpture takes up a sequence of four motifs from La Longue Marche of 1974, one of the artist’s major emblematic works. Made of polished 925 silver, this articulated jewel with engraved motifs is published in eight copies and four artist’s proofs. Each copy – height 4.5 cm – bears the engraved signature of the artist and the copy number.

Cuff bracelet
in Sterling silver
Edition of 8