Lot 271 - Laurence De Valmy - Alma's Resurrection
Acrylic and Ink on Paper
A6 (10x15cm) original artwork
Bidding starts at £50
"My goals are to share about the stories behind the artworks, the connections between the artists and to make my viewers consider these artworks with a renewed interest by replacing them in the context of their creation. For this auction I chose artists who had common points or who worked on common themes such as the Kiss by Banksy and Bridget Riley."
Laurence de Valmy is French born and lives in Philadelphia USA. She started her career in France in 2005 as a painter creating artworks in the style of contemporary realism and would regularly exhibit.
Laurence de Valmy invites us to reflect on the links between artists through times and the relationship between Art and social media today. Inspired by the personal stories of artists, she revisits Art History through fictional anachronistic Instagram of the past asking “what if Instagram had always existed?”
The artist combines her knowledge of art history and painting to appropriate iconic artworks and share their stories. Each artwork, skilfully hand painted with acrylic, is a clever juxtaposition of an original painting and an imagined conversation historically accurate yet humorous. The paintings are associated with their story, available on the website and by telling the stories behind these famous artworks, the artist leads us to consider them with a new eye and reflect on the place of social media today in our relationship with art, more often seen through a screen than in person.
In 2018, de Valmy’s work was displayed at the Museum of Urban and Contemporary Art (MUCA) in Munich in the exhibition The BUNTE Art, alongside Andy Warhol and at the Barnes Foundation in the group show Let’s Connect.
In 2019 she had a solo show with Michele Mariaud Gallery, NY and was the guest artist of Museum Week in NY. In December 2019, she presented an installation during the Miami art week at SCOPE Miami Beach with Kahn Gallery. In June 2020, her work was in the exhibition CONCEPT at the CICA Museum in Korea and her artwork now belongs to their permanent collection.
Her paintings belong to private collections including CICA Museum, Hubert Burda Collection, Abrishamchi Family Collection, Vinik Family, Corcoran Family, CM Collection and Eileen Kaminsky Foundation.