Les lapins jaunes 1984 (yellow bunnies)
Les lapins jaunes 1984 (yellow bunnies)
Les lapins jaunes 1984 (yellow bunnies)

Artist: Robert Combas French (1959-)

Title: Les lapins jaunes 1984 (yellow bunnies)

Plate: COM.1

Description: Condition A+
Original lithograph, Signed in pencil bottom right
Artist's proof annotated "A/P" on the bottom left corner,
outside the edition of 100 

Published by WM Editions 1984

Shipped Rolled 
Certificate of Authenticity.

Sheet Size: 40 1/4 in x 27 1/2 in / 102.5 cm x 70 cm

Image Size: 25 in x 23 1/4 in / 63 cm x 59 cm

Price: $1500.00

Robert Combas was a pioneer of the figuration libre movement in France (more or less the equivalent of Neo-Expressionism in the United States). Inspired by the punk movement, graffiti art, and comics, it was a reaction against the heavily conceptual, academic, and studio driven practices of the 1970s. Extolling spontaneity and unfettered expression as virtues, Combas fills his paintings with recognizable cartoon characters, rock-n-roll imagery, cyborgs, body parts come to life, calligraphy, and sexuality, among many other elements. The paintings came from the artist’s direct visual engagement with the world, rather than an internal process of epistemic revelation. Combas hoped viewers would access his paintings without recourse to arcane theoretical knowledge or a thorough grounding in art history.

Born in Lyon, Combas, as a child, studied art and then enrolled at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Montpellier in 1975. He lives and works in Paris and continues to create his own style which provides commentary visuals on contemporary society and its superficiality.