Raymond Hains’s Ski-Based Pop Art Was Ahead of Its Time, a Posthumous Tribute to the French Artist Suggests—Check It Out

Show of the Day: "You Know Nothing Raymond" is on view at Max Hetzler in Berlin.

Raymond Hains, Palissade de skis (1) (1997). Image courtesy Max Hetzler.
Raymond Hains, Palissade de skis (1) (1997). Image courtesy Max Hetzler.

RAYMOND HAINS

“You Know Nothing Raymond”
Max Hetzler, Berlin
November 10, 2017-January 20, 2018

What the Gallery Says: “The exhibition ‘You Know Nothing Raymond’ is a view on Raymond Hains’s work by Jérémy Demester, a young French artist. It is a homage from one artist to another, a conversation between the two artists, a dialogue between artworks that span over half a century.”

Why It’s Worth a Look: Hains (1926-2005) was one of the highlights of the recent Venice Biennale, and whatever the cheeky title says, his young fan Demester (b. 1988) gives a smart selection of his work, ranging from Hains’s Nouveau Réalisme-inflected early work with posters to witty takes on found-object art from later in his career (along with a smattering of Demester’s own work, positioning Hains as an intellectual father).

What It Looks Like:

Installation view of "You Know Nothing Raymond" at Max Hetzler, Berlin. Image courtesy Max Hetzler.

Installation view of “You Know Nothing Raymond” at Max Hetzler, Berlin. Image courtesy Max Hetzler.

Raymond Hains, <em> Poème invisible (Hépérile éclaté)</em> (2005). Image courtesy Max Hetzler.

Raymond Hains, Poème invisible (Hépérile éclaté) (2005). Image courtesy Max Hetzler.

Raymond Hains Armorican Express (2005). Image courtesy Max Hetzler.

Raymond Hains, Armorican Express (2005). Image courtesy Max Hetzler.

Raymond Hains, <em>Martini</em> (1968). Image courtesy Max Hetzler.

Raymond Hains, Martini (1968). Image courtesy Max Hetzler.

Raymond Hains, <em>Pour la défense des libertés démocratiques </em> (1958). Image courtesy Max Hetzler.

Raymond Hains, Pour la défense des libertés démocratiques (1958). Image courtesy Max Hetzler.

Raymond Hains, <em>Sans titre (de Gaulle)</em> (1969). Image courtesy Max Hetzler.

Raymond Hains, Sans titre (de Gaulle) (1969). Image courtesy Max Hetzler.

Raymond Hains, Sociale Populaire Nationale (1973). Image courtesy Max Hetzler.

Raymond Hains, Sociale Populaire Nationale (1973). Image courtesy Max Hetzler.

Raymond Hains, <em>Sans titre N° 5D (série Dauphin)</em> (1990). Image courtesy Max Hetzler.

Raymond Hains, Sans titre N° 5D (série Dauphin) (1990). Image courtesy Max Hetzler.

Raymond Hains, Untitled (Tableau abstrait) 1998

Raymond Hains,
Untitled (Tableau abstrait)
(1998). Image courtesy Max Hetzler.

Raymond Hains, <em>Palissade de skis (2)</em> (1997). Image courtesy Max Hetzler.

Raymond Hains, Palissade de skis (2) (1997). Image courtesy Max Hetzler.

Jérémy Demester, <em>Gure Aita</em> (2017). Image courtesy Max Hetzler

Jérémy Demester, Gure Aita (2017). Image courtesy Max Hetzler


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