Flagge - facture décorative (Vlaamse overheid)

Kurt Ryslavy

ed. 2/3
print on synthetic textile
h. ca. 201 cm x b. ca. 247 cm
2021 On long-term loan from the Flemish Community Collection

As a wine merchant, he makes on his day off – Sunday – ‘factures décoratives’ [decorative invoices] using thick layers of paint and deliberately expressionistic handwriting. Addressed to his customers, they include his VAT number, bank account details and the number and type of bottles of wine delivered. With a self-deprecating sense of humour, as seen in this invoice addressed to the Flemish Government, Ryslavy tackles the relationship between his primary and secondary professions, and between being a Sunday painter and professional artist. An alternative version of this work takes the form of a flag. It is currently flying from the rooftop of S.M.A.K.

Collectionnumber : 7770

Works Kurt Ryslavy

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