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Michel Hosszù

Born in: 1944

France

Biography
Translation in progress

With Michel Hosszù, it is a small piece of the history of art of the twentieth century that is offered to us and especially that of Pop Art.

Warhol and New York Pop Art from the 60s. But let's rewind the movie. Michel Hosszù arrives in the world on October 26, 1944 in Hungary. His mother is French, He arrives in France in 1949.

He studied at the Ecole Estienne (the Graduate School of Arts and Graphic Industries) and graduated in hand, he left for the United States. Michel Hosszù arrives New York in 1964, he is twenty years old. He will stay there until 1966.

He studied photography and discovered Pop Art. He trailed a bit at Warhol's Factory like so many others. We go in, we go out, the story is running, but who really knows then? Michel sees it unfold before his eyes, he rubs Warhol, he rubs the vanguard of his time, he is twenty.

He discovered the use of screen printing and photography in the artistic production of Pop Art. For the young graduate of Estienne, it's a real revelation. But at the end of 1966, the army called him under the flag, he returned to France to do his military service.

To say that this event is going to affect his artistic career is not exaggerated. Because it will emerge from his passage under the flags completely broken. At this time, conscription is not especially a place of fulfillment for a young artist. But more broadly, French society is not as progressive in contemporary art as our neighbors across the Atlantic.

To understand well, the feeling of helplessness, frustration and finally distrust that Michel Hosszù will end up contracting in front of the market and institutions of art, it is necessary to get back in the context of the time.

It was in the eye of the cyclone and here it is in full new realism in France pre-68, well before Yvon Lambert, Daniel Templon decline the avant-garde of the conceptual and minimalist Americans.

He continues his research in screen printing and photographic montages and finds his way in the techniques of multiplication, fragmentation and juxtaposition of portraits specific to Pop Art. Always precursor, he adheres to the Mail Art of which he will be an eminent representative in Europe.

Not very concerned about his career, but supported by two very great collectors, multiplying collaborations and group shows under the influence of his many artist friends (Assadour Bezdikian, Michel Rabanelly, Michel Vincemot, Vladimir Velikovic, Natasha Krenbol, Jérome Mesnager, Dominique Issermann, Mario Avati, Robert Doisneau, Georges Noêl), he will continue his career as an artist far off the beaten path.

In February 1987, when Andy Warhol disappeared, he decided to pay tribute to him while remaining true to his provocative spirit and his ambiguity, and he created the first world stamp with the image of Andy Warhol.

In addition to his own works, from that date on, he continuously creates art stamps for other artists, galleries, museums, and companies looking for innovative and original communication support.

But let's go back to his work. There is in Michel Hosszù "a mise en abime" of the human destiny by the "Grotesque". This same enclosed space already sealed, at work in ancient tragedy.

We find in his Auto macules and his Auto grimaces, this paroxysmic dimension, this grotesque gesture of expression, such a conjuratory excess to our common and tragic destiny.

It's time to finally discover Michel Hosszù.

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  • Photography

  • Photography Portrait

  • Photography Nude

  • Photography Black and white

  • Photography Urban

  • Photography Nature

  • Photography Everyday life

  • Photography Animal

  • Painting

  • Painting Portrait

  • Painting Pop Art

  • Print

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  • Photography Street art

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Michel Hosszù, Mur de Berlin 00, Photography

Michel Hosszù

Mur de Berlin 00, 1990
31.5 x 31.5 x 0 inch
Photography

$691

Michel Hosszù, Automacule X4 #02 (Grand format), Painting

Michel Hosszù

Automacule X4 #02 (Grand format), 2002
33.9 x 33.9 x 0.6 inch
Painting

$3,044

Michel Hosszù, Autogrimace I#017 (Timbre d'artiste), Print

Michel Hosszù

Autogrimace I#017 (Timbre d'artiste), 1997
8.9 x 9.1 x 0 inch
Print

$304

Michel Hosszù, Smoking lady with a red hat (New York), Photography

Michel Hosszù

Smoking lady with a red hat (New York), 1964
31.5 x 31.5 x 0 inch
Photography

$1,358

Michel Hosszù, Sans titre, Photography

Michel Hosszù

Sans titre, 1973
19.7 x 19.7 x 0 inch
Photography

$890

Michel Hosszù, L'oeuf, Photography

Michel Hosszù

L'oeuf, 1972
17.7 x 13.8 x 0 inch
Photography

$796

Michel Hosszù, Josepha, Photography

Michel Hosszù

Josepha, 1964
31.5 x 31.5 x 0 inch
Photography

$656

Michel Hosszù, Jeans BBC, Photography

Michel Hosszù

Jeans BBC, 1978
22.8 x 16.5 x 0 inch
Photography

$773

Michel Hosszù, 5 garçons et 2 filles Nepal Katmandou, Photography

Michel Hosszù

5 garçons et 2 filles Nepal Katmandou, 1969
17.7 x 13.8 x 0 inch
Photography

$679

Michel Hosszù, Two Baby's car (New York), Photography

Michel Hosszù

Two Baby's car (New York), 1964
31.5 x 31.5 x 0 inch
Photography

$1,124

Michel Hosszù, Hygrades (New York), Photography

Michel Hosszù

Hygrades (New York), 1964
31.5 x 31.5 x 0 inch
Photography

$1,124

Michel Hosszù, Automacule X2 #19 (Grand format), Painting

Michel Hosszù

Automacule X2 #19 (Grand format), 2009
33.1 x 21.3 x 0.6 inch
Painting

$3,044

Michel Hosszù, Tzigane portant un enfant, Photography

Michel Hosszù

Tzigane portant un enfant, 1968
31.5 x 31.5 x 0 inch
Photography

$1,007

Michel Hosszù, Thé pot Katmandou, Photography

Michel Hosszù

Thé pot Katmandou, 1969
17.7 x 13.8 x 0 inch
Photography

$1,030

Michel Hosszù, Tête d'arbre, Photography

Michel Hosszù

Tête d'arbre, 1970
22.8 x 16.5 x 0 inch
Photography

$1,030

Michel Hosszù, Sans titre, Photography

Michel Hosszù

Sans titre, 1970
17.7 x 13.8 x 0 inch
Photography

$796

Michel Hosszù, Punk assis, Photography

Michel Hosszù

Punk assis, 1979
22.8 x 16.5 x 0 inch
Photography

$1,030

Michel Hosszù, Pouff aux lunettes, Photography

Michel Hosszù

Pouff aux lunettes, 1967
31.5 x 31.5 x 0 inch
Photography

$890

Our recommendations Michel Hosszù, Portrait n°2, Photography

Michel Hosszù

Portrait n°2, 1966
23.2 x 16.5 x 0 inch
Photography

$913

Michel Hosszù, Orchestre de chambre, Photography

Michel Hosszù

Orchestre de chambre, 1968
19.3 x 23.6 x 0 inch
Photography

$773

Michel Hosszù, Paysage Bleu, Photography

Michel Hosszù

Paysage Bleu, 1968
31.5 x 31.5 x 0 inch
Photography

$656

Michel Hosszù, Petit Lama Tibétain, Photography

Michel Hosszù

Petit Lama Tibétain, 1969
19.7 x 19.7 x 0 inch
Photography

$773

Michel Hosszù, Notre Dame de Paris, Photography

Michel Hosszù

Notre Dame de Paris, 1967
19.7 x 19.7 x 0 inch
Photography

$773

Michel Hosszù, Modèle New York, Photography

Michel Hosszù

Modèle New York, 1964
32.7 x 27.2 x 0 inch
Photography

$656

Michel Hosszù, Michèle et le chat, Photography

Michel Hosszù

Michèle et le chat, 1970
19.7 x 19.7 x 0 inch
Photography

$656

Michel Hosszù, Mains et rose, Photography

Michel Hosszù

Mains et rose, 1966
22.8 x 16.5 x 0 inch
Photography

$796

Michel Hosszù, Mains, Photography

Michel Hosszù

Mains, 1966
22.8 x 16.5 x 0 inch
Photography

$796

Michel Hosszù, Lucia, Photography

Michel Hosszù

Lucia, 1964
29.9 x 27.6 x 0 inch
Photography

$656

Michel Hosszù, La lettre G, Photography

Michel Hosszù

La lettre G, 1974
22.8 x 16.5 x 0 inch
Photography

$796

Michel Hosszù, La lettre O, Photography

Michel Hosszù

La lettre O, 1974
22.8 x 16.5 x 0 inch
Photography

$796

Michel Hosszù, La tour Eiffel, Photography

Michel Hosszù

La tour Eiffel, 1967
19.7 x 19.7 x 0 inch
Photography

$773

Michel Hosszù, Homme sur le placard, Photography

Michel Hosszù

Homme sur le placard, 1971
22.8 x 16.5 x 0 inch
Photography

$679

Michel Hosszù, Mur de Berlin 14, Photography

Michel Hosszù

Mur de Berlin 14, 1990
20.1 x 21.3 x 0 inch
Photography

$539

Michel Hosszù, Mur de Berlin 13, Photography

Michel Hosszù

Mur de Berlin 13, 1990
20.1 x 21.3 x 0 inch
Photography

$539

Michel Hosszù, Mur de Berlin 12, Photography

Michel Hosszù

Mur de Berlin 12, 1990
20.1 x 21.3 x 0 inch
Photography

$539

Michel Hosszù, Mur de Berlin 11, Photography

Michel Hosszù

Mur de Berlin 11, 1990
20.1 x 21.3 x 0 inch
Photography

$539

Michel Hosszù, Mur de Berlin 10, Photography

Michel Hosszù

Mur de Berlin 10, 1990
20.1 x 21.3 x 0 inch
Photography

$539

Michel Hosszù, Mur de Berlin 09, Photography

Michel Hosszù

Mur de Berlin 09, 1990
20.1 x 21.3 x 0 inch
Photography

$539

Michel Hosszù, Mur de Berlin 08, Photography

Michel Hosszù

Mur de Berlin 08, 1990
20.1 x 21.3 x 0 inch
Photography

$539

Michel Hosszù, Mur de Berlin 07, Photography

Michel Hosszù

Mur de Berlin 07, 1990
20.1 x 21.3 x 0 inch
Photography

$539

Michel Hosszù, Mur de Berlin 06, Photography

Michel Hosszù

Mur de Berlin 06, 1990
20.1 x 21.3 x 0 inch
Photography

$539

Michel Hosszù, Mur de Berlin 05, Photography

Michel Hosszù

Mur de Berlin 05, 1990
20.1 x 21.3 x 0 inch
Photography

$539

Michel Hosszù, Mur de Berlin 04, Photography

Michel Hosszù

Mur de Berlin 04, 1990
20.1 x 21.3 x 0 inch
Photography

$539

Michel Hosszù, Mur de Berlin 03, Photography

Michel Hosszù

Mur de Berlin 03, 1990
20.1 x 21.3 x 0 inch
Photography

$539

Michel Hosszù, Mur de Berlin 02, Photography

Michel Hosszù

Mur de Berlin 02, 1990
20.1 x 21.3 x 0 inch
Photography

$539

Michel Hosszù, Mur de Berlin 01, Photography

Michel Hosszù

Mur de Berlin 01, 1990
20.1 x 21.3 x 0 inch
Photography

$539

Michel Hosszù, Coucher de soleil - New York 1964 - Riverside Drive, Photography

Michel Hosszù

Coucher de soleil - New York 1964 - Riverside Drive, 1964
31.5 x 31.5 x 0 inch
Photography

$773

Michel Hosszù, Assadour et ses poupées, Photography

Michel Hosszù

Assadour et ses poupées, 1966
17.7 x 13.8 x 0 inch
Photography

$445

Michel Hosszù, Jean-Claude Landais, Photography

Michel Hosszù

Jean-Claude Landais, 1967
29.5 x 27.6 x 0 inch
Photography

$843

Michel Hosszù, Assadour 1974, Photography

Michel Hosszù

Assadour 1974, 1974
20.5 x 18.9 x 0 inch
Photography

$960

Michel Hosszù, Chaussure rouge, Photography

Michel Hosszù

Chaussure rouge, 1972
17.7 x 13.8 x 0 inch
Photography

$679

Michel Hosszù, Anne 1967, Photography

Michel Hosszù

Anne 1967, 1967
28.7 x 29.5 x 0 inch
Photography

$960

Michel Hosszù, 2 Cyndi, Photography

Michel Hosszù

2 Cyndi, 1970
17.7 x 13.8 x 0 inch
Photography

$562

Michel Hosszù, 1/2 Droite 1/2 Gauche, Photography

Michel Hosszù

1/2 Droite 1/2 Gauche, 1982
31.5 x 31.5 x 0 inch
Photography

$773

Michel Hosszù, Kid with shadow (Dakar), Photography

Michel Hosszù

Kid with shadow (Dakar), 1962
31.5 x 31.5 x 0 inch
Photography

$1,007

Michel Hosszù, Sell from here (New York), Photography

Michel Hosszù

Sell from here (New York), 1964
22.8 x 16.5 x 0 inch
Photography

$1,030

Michel Hosszù, Coca Cola / 7 up (New York), Photography

Michel Hosszù

Coca Cola / 7 up (New York), 1964
31.5 x 31.5 x 0 inch
Photography

$1,007

Michel Hosszù, Parking with cars (New York), Photography

Michel Hosszù

Parking with cars (New York), 1964
31.5 x 31.5 x 0 inch
Photography

$1,124

Michel Hosszù, Empty parking (New York), Photography

Michel Hosszù

Empty parking (New York), 1964
31.5 x 31.5 x 0 inch
Photography

$1,124

Michel Hosszù, World's fair (New York), Photography

Michel Hosszù

World's fair (New York), 1964
31.5 x 31.5 x 0 inch
Photography

$1,007

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