Karl Lagasse

Born in: 1981

France

Biography

Karl Lagasse is a self-taught artist. Born in Paris on April 4, 1981, in a family of artists, he began to male collages at the age of 7, encouraged by Mimmo Rotella, a close friend of his mother, Angel Prevel. At the same time he gets to know tagging from his adoptive brother, a member of the Black Dragons. This is how he became passionate by street art.
From tags and collages, he switched to painting and photography. He sold his first paintings at the age of 15, in Antwerp.

Today Karl Lagasse is a photographer, painter, video artist and a sculptor. He has shows in Europe, the United States and an upcoming exhibition in India.

In 2004, he decided to run from the bustle of the capital and moved to Normandy. There, he transformed the ground floor of his mother?s house in a gallery - "the Work Shop? - where he shows his work and offers a the possibility to do so to other artists too. His works are, as he likes to say, born out of a "spontaneous, irresponsible" approach that follows "the course of his emotions". Once the work completed, he perceives "his own subjectivity and his truth".

His works are constructed as points of reflection on himself and the. The ?Buildings?, inspired by New Yorkers skyscrapers, represent at the same time his fascination for the United States and his "need to build". Constructed from raw materials (cement, wood, glass), they also have an ?aerial? quality to them. Produced in 2009, his famous works reinterpreting the dollar sign also show his fascination for the United States .

In 2012, the artist has produced the sculpture "Building" for the 65th Cannes film festival, retracing the festival history, as well as a bronze piece that he offered as a gift to the city of Deauville.

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  • Sculpture

  • Sculpture Monumental

  • Sculpture Bronze

  • French Artist

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Karl Lagasse, One Dollar Purple, Sculpture

Karl Lagasse

One Dollar Purple, 2014
25 x 58 x 1 cm
Sculpture

1 500 €

Karl Lagasse, One Dollar Pink, Sculpture

Karl Lagasse

One Dollar Pink, 2012
40 x 100 x 1 cm
Sculpture

3 000 €

Karl Lagasse, One Dollar Red, Sculpture

Karl Lagasse

One Dollar Red, 2015
25 x 58 x 1 cm
Sculpture

2 000 €

Karl Lagasse, One Dollar Black, Sculpture

Karl Lagasse

One Dollar Black, 2015
25 x 58 x 1 cm
Sculpture

1 500 €

Karl Lagasse, One Dollar Dark Brown, Sculpture

Karl Lagasse

One Dollar Dark Brown, 2015
25 x 58 x 1 cm
Sculpture

1 500 €

Karl Lagasse, One Dollar Bronze, Sculpture

Karl Lagasse

One Dollar Bronze, 2015
51 x 22 x 1 cm
Sculpture

12 000 €

Karl Lagasse, One Dollar Green, Sculpture

Karl Lagasse

One Dollar Green, 2015
25 x 58 x 1 cm
Sculpture

1 500 €

Karl Lagasse, One Dollar Dark Gold, Sculpture

Karl Lagasse

One Dollar Dark Gold, 2015
25 x 58 x 1 cm
Sculpture

1 500 €

Karl Lagasse, One dollard red, Sculpture

Karl Lagasse

One dollard red, 2013
22 x 51 x 1 cm
Sculpture

1 600 €

Karl Lagasse, One Dollar, Sculpture

Karl Lagasse

One Dollar, 2013
100 x 42 x 1 cm
Sculpture

4 000 €

Karl Lagasse, One dollar black, Sculpture

Karl Lagasse

One dollar black, 2015
25 x 58 x 1 cm
Sculpture

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Karl Lagasse, One Dollar, Sculpture

Karl Lagasse

One Dollar, 2016
25 x 58 x 1 cm
Sculpture

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