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Karl Lagasse

Karl Lagasse

France • Born in: 1981

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Born into an family of artists in 1981 in Paris, Karl Lagasse is a French artist and sculptor. From a young age he began experimenting with plastic arts, in particular collages with his mother when he was 7 years old. At that age, he met the French sculptor César Baldaccini (1921 - 1998). The latter pushed him to pursue an artistic path. A few years later, he explored another means of expression by creating numerous pieces of graffiti in the Parisian metro. Under the guidance of the artist Yvaral Vasarely (1934 - 2002), son of Hungarian artist Victor Vasarely (1906 - 1997), Karl Lagasse incorporated his tags into his collages.  

Karl Lagasse's artistic career began in 1996, when at the age of 15 he sold his first work in Antwerp. In 2003, Karl organised his first exhibition in Paris in which he exhibited works combining painting and collage techniques. His first solo exhibition took place in 2006. During this exhibition, he presented his famous "Buildings" at the Isy Brachot gallery in Brussels. 

2009 was to be the artist's breakthrough year. Indeed, Lagasse gained notoriety thanks to his "One Dollar" sculptures and was ranked among the top ten sculptors in the world under 30 by Artprice. In 2012, the artist was named one of the top fifty contemporary artists who were inspired by American icons. The same year, Lagasse created the sculpture "Building". This bronze sculpture was created for the 65th Cannes Film Festival and represents the history of the festival. 

During 2014, the artist was contacted by Maserati for a collaboration to celebrate the Italian brand's centenary and the worldwide launch of the new Ghibli12. A year later, Karl Lagasse and Maserati once again collaborated together on a monumental installation entitled "A Piece of Heaven on Earth". The work consists of a Maserati covered with white plastic film and a statue of Jesus Christ, whose feet are covered in a number of "One Dollar" sculptures. The latter represents the repayment of humanity's greatest debt.

More recently, at the Art Paris Art Fair in 2016, the President of the Republic François Hollande personally congratulated the artist on the success of his work "One Dollar", a bronze sculpture measuring two metres high displayed in the Grand Palais.

In 2017, Karl Lagasse created the trophy for the winners of the 43rd edition of the Deauville American Film Festival.

Best known for his "One dollar" sculpture, his "Buildings" are inspired by New York skyscrapers. Moreover, they are constructed as points of reflection on his personality and on the world around him. Karl Lagasse's works are inspired by both the American world and his personal need to "build himself, to elevate himself". His works are the result of his admiration for the United States. In addition, his "One Dollar" illustrates for the artist what can be made with only one dollar. These sculptures, Lagasse makes them red, blue, purple or even yellow - but they all keep the metallic finish that is unique to aluminium. "Making art with $1" is therefore quite an art.

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One dollar "One way"  blue maldives, Karl Lagasse

One dollar "One way" blue maldives

Karl Lagasse

Sculpture - 16.5 x 38 x 0.2 cm

$5,238 $3,405

Lithographie Store Housse Blue, Karl Lagasse

Lithographie Store Housse Blue

Karl Lagasse

Print - 46.5 x 32 x 0.1 cm

$1,990

One dollar for your gold, Karl Lagasse

One dollar for your gold

Karl Lagasse

Sculpture - 16.5 x 38 x 0.2 cm

$5,238 $3,405

Si il suo amore e per sempre, Karl Lagasse

Si il suo amore e per sempre

Karl Lagasse

Painting - 50 x 120 x 2 cm

$51,334

One Dollar black aluminium 2 mètres, Karl Lagasse

One Dollar black aluminium 2 mètres

Karl Lagasse

Sculpture - 200 x 90 x 4 cm

$471,434

Si il suo amore e per Sempre, Karl Lagasse

Si il suo amore e per Sempre

Karl Lagasse

Painting - 50 x 40 x 2 cm

$41,905

Karl Lagasse - One Dollar Bronze 2 Mètres, Karl Lagasse

Karl Lagasse - One Dollar Bronze 2 Mètres

Karl Lagasse

Sculpture - 200 x 90 x 2 cm

$1,257,157

Karl Lagasse - One Dollar Bronze, Karl Lagasse

Karl Lagasse - One Dollar Bronze

Karl Lagasse

Sculpture - 22 x 51 x 0.5 cm

$246,193

Karl Lagasse - One Dollar Bronze 2 Mètres, Karl Lagasse

Karl Lagasse - One Dollar Bronze 2 Mètres

Karl Lagasse

Sculpture - 200 x 90 x 2 cm

$1,361,920

Karl Lagasse - Dollar Bronze, Karl Lagasse

Karl Lagasse - Dollar Bronze

Karl Lagasse

Sculpture - 22 x 51 x 0.5 cm

$162,383

One Dollar Black One Way, Karl Lagasse

One Dollar Black One Way

Karl Lagasse

Sculpture - 38 x 16.5 x 0.2 cm

$2,724 $2,451

Kriptogramme Aluminium, Karl Lagasse

Kriptogramme Aluminium

Karl Lagasse

Sculpture - 180 x 30 x 30 cm

$733,341

One Dollar Black Aluminum, Karl Lagasse

One Dollar Black Aluminum

Karl Lagasse

Sculpture - 200 x 90 x 2 cm

$838,104

Karl Lagasse - One dollar Resine Miami, Karl Lagasse

Karl Lagasse - One dollar Resine Miami

Karl Lagasse

Sculpture - 51.5 x 22 x 0.5 cm

$26,715

One dollar Yellow New-York, Karl Lagasse

One dollar Yellow New-York

Karl Lagasse

Sculpture - 51.5 x 22 x 0.5 cm

$26,715

Lithographie Store Housse Pink Gold, Karl Lagasse

Lithographie Store Housse Pink Gold

Karl Lagasse

Print - 46.5 x 32 x 0.1 cm

$1,990

One Dollar USA To Rob a Bank (Red Ed), Karl Lagasse

One Dollar USA To Rob a Bank (Red Ed)

Karl Lagasse

Sculpture - 34 x 15 x 0.2 cm

$2,724

Three One Dollar Rolls Same Number, Karl Lagasse

Three One Dollar Rolls Same Number

Karl Lagasse

Sculpture - 33 x 4 x 4 cm

$5,238

Lithographie Store Housse Gold, Karl Lagasse

Lithographie Store Housse Gold

Karl Lagasse

Print - 46.5 x 32 x 0.1 cm

$1,990

Lithographie Jésus is Lord Black White, Karl Lagasse

Lithographie Jésus is Lord Black White

Karl Lagasse

Print - 46 x 32 x 0.02 cm

$5,238

Lithographie To Rob a Bank Minimaliste, Karl Lagasse

Lithographie To Rob a Bank Minimaliste

Karl Lagasse

Print - 46 x 32 x 0.02 cm

$5,238

Lithographie To Rob a Bank Pink, Karl Lagasse

Lithographie To Rob a Bank Pink

Karl Lagasse

Print - 46 x 32 x 0.02 cm

$5,238

Lithographie Jésus is Lord Blue, Karl Lagasse

Lithographie Jésus is Lord Blue

Karl Lagasse

Print - 46 x 32 x 0.02 cm

$5,238

One dollar Resine bleu  9/111, Karl Lagasse

One dollar Resine bleu 9/111

Karl Lagasse

Sculpture - 51 x 22 x 2 cm

$11,000

One Dollar Resin - Trilogiam (50) 100/111/114, Karl Lagasse

One Dollar Resin - Trilogiam (50) 100/111/114

Karl Lagasse

Sculpture - 51.5 x 22 x 0.5 cm

$78,572

One Dollar Atelier Normandy, Karl Lagasse

One Dollar Atelier Normandy

Karl Lagasse

Sculpture - 42 x 95 x 0.5 cm

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Born into an family of artists in 1981 in Paris, Karl Lagasse is a French artist and sculptor. From a young age he began experimenting with plastic arts, in particular collages with his mother when he was 7 years old. At that age, he met the French sculptor César Baldaccini (1921 - 1998). The latter pushed him to pursue an artistic path. A few years later, he explored another means of expression by creating numerous pieces of graffiti in the Parisian metro. Under the guidance of the artist Yvaral Vasarely (1934 - 2002), son of Hungarian artist Victor Vasarely (1906 - 1997), Karl Lagasse incorporated his tags into his collages.  

Karl Lagasse's artistic career began in 1996, when at the age of 15 he sold his first work in Antwerp. In 2003, Karl organised his first exhibition in Paris in which he exhibited works combining painting and collage techniques. His first solo exhibition took place in 2006. During this exhibition, he presented his famous "Buildings" at the Isy Brachot gallery in Brussels. 

2009 was to be the artist's breakthrough year. Indeed, Lagasse gained notoriety thanks to his "One Dollar" sculptures and was ranked among the top ten sculptors in the world under 30 by Artprice. In 2012, the artist was named one of the top fifty contemporary artists who were inspired by American icons. The same year, Lagasse created the sculpture "Building". This bronze sculpture was created for the 65th Cannes Film Festival and represents the history of the festival. 

During 2014, the artist was contacted by Maserati for a collaboration to celebrate the Italian brand's centenary and the worldwide launch of the new Ghibli12. A year later, Karl Lagasse and Maserati once again collaborated together on a monumental installation entitled "A Piece of Heaven on Earth". The work consists of a Maserati covered with white plastic film and a statue of Jesus Christ, whose feet are covered in a number of "One Dollar" sculptures. The latter represents the repayment of humanity's greatest debt.

More recently, at the Art Paris Art Fair in 2016, the President of the Republic François Hollande personally congratulated the artist on the success of his work "One Dollar", a bronze sculpture measuring two metres high displayed in the Grand Palais.

In 2017, Karl Lagasse created the trophy for the winners of the 43rd edition of the Deauville American Film Festival.

Best known for his "One dollar" sculpture, his "Buildings" are inspired by New York skyscrapers. Moreover, they are constructed as points of reflection on his personality and on the world around him. Karl Lagasse's works are inspired by both the American world and his personal need to "build himself, to elevate himself". His works are the result of his admiration for the United States. In addition, his "One Dollar" illustrates for the artist what can be made with only one dollar. These sculptures, Lagasse makes them red, blue, purple or even yellow - but they all keep the metallic finish that is unique to aluminium. "Making art with $1" is therefore quite an art.

What is Karl Lagasse’s artistic movement?

The artistic movements of the artists are: Pop Culture Street Artists, Industrial-Style Assembly

When was Karl Lagasse born?

The year of birth of the artist is: 1981