Coluche - Iconic portraits, 1981

by Arnaud Baumann

Photography : silver print, C-print

60 x 40 x 0.1 cm 23.6 x 15.7 x 0 inch

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Photography: silver print, C-print

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60 x 40 x 0.1 cm 23.6 x 15.7 x 0 inch Height x Width x Depth


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Artwork location: France

Founder of Restos du cœur, comedian and humorist, Coluche was born in Paris on October 28, 1944.

After obtaining his school-leaving certificate, Michel Gérard Joseph Colucci took the pseudonym Coluche and set up Le Café de la gare with friends. He went on to form the troupe Au vrai chic parisien. In 1974, Coluche donned the overalls that quickly made him famous, and took to the stage to perform his first one-man show. Numerous sketches soon became popular, such as C'est l'histoire d'un mec. As success came, so did love. The comedian married Véronique Kantor in 1975. But the couple divorced a few years later, in 1981. After the stage, Coluche tried his hand at cinema. He starred alongside Louis de Funès in L'Aile ou la Cuisse, then in Tchao Pantin! for which he was awarded the César for Best Actor in 1984.

As well as his passion for comedy, Coluche was also a great motorcycle fan. In 1985, he broke the world speed record on a circuit in Italy. That same year, he set up Restos du cœur, a foundation dedicated to the underprivileged.

On June 19, 1986, the actor tragically lost his life in a motorcycle accident in Opio in the Alpes-Maritimes.

Coluche had two sons, Romain (1972) and Marius (1976), from his marriage with Véronique.

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Born in 1953 in la Reunion, Arnaud Baumann is an important figure of contemporary art. He studied at the School of Fine Arts of Paris, in the section of architecture, Arnaud Baumann speciliazes in photography. He started experimenting with the digital world in 1992 with his " Videocaptures" for the Cannes Festival for "Liéeration". His images have been published in the international press through the Sipa agency.

After he was introduced to the Hara Kiri team in 1975, he made his first publication in the press. His work has been exhibited since 40 years in galleries and in festivals (Rencontres d'Arles, Paris Photo, Visa for the Image, W gallery, Agathe Gaillard...). He is the author of several books: "Carnet d'Adresses", "l'Age du Siecle", "Private Projections", "Eau Secours". He worked with photographer Xavier Lambours for "Dans le Ventre de Hara Kiri", images illustrating their journeys with the father of Charlie (Editions de la Martinière). His career has been quite successful, he received the National Photo Foundation Prize in 1979.

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