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David Altmejd The Flux and the Puddle

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Acquired by the Giverny Capital Collection in 2015 and on loan to the Musée for ten years, David Altmejd’s masterful work The Flux and the Puddle now occupies a dedicated space in the Gérard-Morisset pavilion.

Seen by the artist as a summing up of various styles and different figures and aesthetics running through his protean work for almost the past twenty years, this immense plexiglas architecture, inhabited by werewolves, giants and body-builders, is like a “museum within a museum.” Riddled with references to art history and run through with backwards glances at Altmejd’s previous work, this masterwork, a complex maelstrom of materials whose fusion has not yet exhausted their potential, creates a sense of energy that is difficult to describe. Even the space is modified by the density of the work.

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    David Altmejd, The Flux and the Puddle, 2014. Installation, various materials, 327,7 X 640,1 X 713,7 cm. Giverny Capital Collection. Photo : MNBAQ, Idra Labrie

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    David Altmejd, The Flux and the Puddle, 2014. Installation, various materials, 327,7 X 640,1 X 713,7 cm. Giverny Capital Collection. Photo : MNBAQ, Idra Labrie

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    David Altmejd, The Flux and the Puddle, 2014. Installation, various materials, 327,7 X 640,1 X 713,7 cm. Giverny Capital Collection. Photo : MNBAQ, Idra Labrie

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    David Altmejd, The Flux and the Puddle, 2014. Installation, various materials, 327,7 X 640,1 X 713,7 cm. Giverny Capital Collection. Photo : MNBAQ, Idra Labrie

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