Hubert Duprat

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Les Agates, 1986-1989, four color cibachromes, 4 x 76 x 160 cm, ed 1/3. Photo: Hervé Beurel, MONA.
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Hécatombe, 2016, rubber metal and diamonds, 64 x 20 cm. Photo: D. des Moutis, Progress Gallery.
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Hécatombe, 2016, rubber metal and diamonds, 64 x 20 cm.
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Exhibition view, Hubert Duprat, MONA, Tasmania, 2013-2014. Photo: Rémi Chauvin.
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Untitled, The Beasts series, 1992-1999, flint, 30 x 35 cm. Photo: Fabrice Gousset.
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Untitled, The Beasts series, 1992-1999, flint, 30 x 35 cm. Photo: Fabrice Gousset.
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Nord, 1997-1998, Baltic amber platelets, epoxy glue, 30 x 42 x 30 cm.
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Marqueterie, 1986-1994, plywood stained, whalebone encrustation, 132 x 198 cm .
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Marqueterie, 1986-1994, plywood stained, ivory inlay, 132 x 198 cm.
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Exhibition View, Là où commence le jour, LaM, Lille, 2015-2016. Photo: Nicolas Dewitte.
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Exhibition View, Slip of the Tongue, with Giovanni Bellini, Palazzo Grossi-Pinault Collection, Venise, 2015. Photo: Fulvio Orsenigo, Heinz Peter Knes.
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Exhibition View, Slip of the Tongue, with Peter Hujar, Palazzo Grossi-Pinault Collection, Venise, 2015. Photo: Fulvio Orsenigo.
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Exhibition View, Slip of the Tongue, with Jean-Luc Moulene, Francesco Lo Savio and Henrik Olesen, Palazzo Grossi-Pinault Collection, Venise, 2015. Photo: Fulvio Orsenigo.
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Exhibition view, Hubert Duprat, MONA, Tasmania, 2013-2014. Photo: Rémi Chauvin.
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Exhibition view, Hubert Duprat, MONA, Tasmania, 2013-2014. Photo: Rémi Chauvin.
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Exhibition View, Lattara Lattes, Musée Henri Prades, Lattes, 2013. Photo: Luc Jennepin.
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Exhibition View, Lattara Lattes, Musée Henri Prades, Lattes, 2013. Photo: Luc Jennepin.
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Exhibition View, Lattara Lattes, Musée Henri Prades, Lattes, 2013. Photo: Luc Jennepin.
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Exhibition View, La Verrière, Hermès, Brussels, 2014. Photo: Fabien de Cugnac.
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Exhibition View, La Verrière, Hermès, Brussels, 2014. Photo: Fabien de Cugnac.
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Exhibition View, La Verrière, Hermès, Brussels, 2014. Photo: Fabien de Cugnac.
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Exhibition View (Detail), Frac Montpellier, 2009. Photo: Frédéric Delpech.
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Exhibition View (Detail), Frac Montpellier, 2009. Photo: Frédéric Delpech.
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Exhibition View, Caterina Tognon, Arte contemporanea, Venise, 2012. Photo: Francesco Allegretto.
Sans titre, 2003-2005, hematite, mastic, 5 tubes, 205 x 15 cm, 80 3/4 x 5 7/8 in
Sans titre, 2003-2005, hematite, mastic, 5 tubes, 205 x 15 cm, 80 3/4 x 5 7/8 in
Sans titre, 2008, lodestone, 265 x 245 x 75 cm, 104 x 96 1/2 x 29 1/2 in
Sans titre, 2008, lodestone, 265 x 245 x 75 cm, 104 x 96 1/2 x 29 1/2 in
Coupé-Cloué, 1991/1994 (detail), beech wood and upholstery brass nails, 27 1/2 x 204 3/4 x 15 3/4 in and 15 3/4 x 204 3/4 x 15 3/4
Coupé-Cloué, 1991/1994 (detail), beech wood and upholstery brass nails, 27 1/2 x 204 3/4 x 15 3/4 in and 15 3/4 x 204 3/4 x 15 3/4
Coupé-Cloué, 1991/1994, beech wood and upholstery brass nails, 27 1/2 x 204 3/4 x 15 3/4 in and 15 3/4 x 204 3/4 x 15 3/4
Coupé-Cloué, 1991/1994, beech wood and upholstery brass nails, 27 1/2 x 204 3/4 x 15 3/4 in and 15 3/4 x 204 3/4 x 15 3/4
Pyrite, 2007-2011, pyrite, glue, 48 x 51 cm, 19 x 20 in
Pyrite, 2007-2011, pyrite, glue, 48 x 51 cm, 19 x 20 in
Sans titre, 2011, ulexite, dices, glue, dimensions variable
Sans titre, 2011, ulexite, dices, glue, dimensions variable
Sans titre, 2011-2012, plexiglass, modelling clay, wood, 32 x 32 x 32 cm, 12 5/8 x 12 5/8 x 12 5/8 in, edition of 5
Sans titre, 2011-2012, plexiglass, modelling clay, wood, 32 x 32 x 32 cm, 12 5/8 x 12 5/8 x 12 5/8 in, edition of 5
Exhibition view, Hubert Duprat, Art : Concept, Paris, 2012
Exhibition view, Hubert Duprat, Art : Concept, Paris, 2012
Tribulum (detail), 2012-2013, polyurethan foam, flint, 100 x 70 x 18 cm, 39 3/8 x 27 1/2 x 7 1/8 in
Tribulum (detail), 2012-2013, polyurethan foam, flint, 100 x 70 x 18 cm, 39 3/8 x 27 1/2 x 7 1/8 in
Tribulum, 2012-2013, polyurethan foam, flint, 100 x 70 x 18 cm, 39 3/8 x 27 1/2 x 7 1/8 in
Tribulum, 2012-2013, polyurethan foam, flint, 100 x 70 x 18 cm, 39 3/8 x 27 1/2 x 7 1/8 in
Volos, 2013, polished jadeite axe, clay, 56 x 20 x 7 cm, 22 x 7 7/8 x 2 3/4 in
Volos, 2013, polished jadeite axe, clay, 56 x 20 x 7 cm, 22 x 7 7/8 x 2 3/4 in
Corail Costa Brava, 1994, coral, bread, glue, 25 x 25 x 25 cm, 9 7/8 x 9 7/8 x 9 7/8 in
Corail Costa Brava, 1994, coral, bread, glue, 25 x 25 x 25 cm, 9 7/8 x 9 7/8 x 9 7/8 in
Exhibition view, Hubert Duprat, MONA, Hobart, Tasmanie, 2013-2014, curators: Olivier Varenne, Nicole Durling and Jane Clark
Exhibition view, Hubert Duprat, MONA, Hobart, Tasmanie, 2013-2014, curators: Olivier Varenne, Nicole Durling and Jane Clark
Exhibition view, Hubert Duprat, MONA, Hobart, Tasmanie, 2013-2014, curators: Olivier Varenne, Nicole Durling and Jane Clark
Exhibition view, Hubert Duprat, MONA, Hobart, Tasmanie, 2013-2014, curators: Olivier Varenne, Nicole Durling and Jane Clark
Trichoptera larvaes with theirs cases (exhibition view), 1980-2000, gold, pearls
Trichoptera larvaes with theirs cases (exhibition view), 1980-2000, gold, pearls
Tube de trichoptère, 1980-2012, gold, pearls turquoises, 0,9 x 1,9 cm cm, 0 3/8 x 0 3/4 in
Tube de trichoptère, 1980-2012, gold, pearls turquoises, 0,9 x 1,9 cm cm, 0 3/8 x 0 3/4 in

Biography:
Sumptuous, demanding and complex, the Duprat oeuvre draws inspiration from chance and the empirical, combining the discovery of objects, remnants and texts in a testing-out of matter, technique and dexterity. The artist is equally happy in the natural world or working with weird minerals (iron pyrites, calcite, ulexite, etc.), species that defy classification (amber, coral, etc.) and everyday industrial materials (polystyrene, concrete, paraffin, modelling clay, etc.) His repurposed processes come largely from the crafts – marquetry, goldsmithing, upholstery – but also from such vernacular domains as string art.

His work can be found in several public collections among which: Centre Pompidou, Paris/FR; Paris Museum of Modern Art, Paris/FR; MusFondation Cartier, Paris; Fond National d’Art Contemporain, Paris. Solo exhibitions have been dedicated to his work among which: Art : Concept, Paris/FR (2019); MONA, Tasmania/AU (2013); Norwich Museum, Norwich/UK (2011); Centre International d’Art et du Paysage, Vassivière/FR (2008); Musée Picasso, Antibes/FR (1998). A retrospective of his work will be presented at the City of Paris Museum of Modern Art on 2020.

 

Read the press release for the exhibition “Hubert Duprat” at the Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, written by Jessica Castex, 2020

The Caddisfly’s Mirror

Hubert Duprat, Miroir du Trichoptère – The Caddisfly’s Mirror

Éditions Fages, 2020

French / English Softcover, 23 × 34 cm 628 pages, approximately 1000 illustrations

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Points de Rencontres

Points de Rencontres, Frédéric Paul (Dir.), Ed.Centre Pompidou, 2019

Catalogue of the exhibition at the Centre Pompidou from 23rd November 2019 until 27th January 2020 in the ‘Galerie d’art graphique’ and the ‘Galerie du musée.’

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Nicole Caligaris, Le Jour est entré dans la nuit, Hubert Duprat

Nicole Caligaris, Le Jour est entré dans la nuit, Hubert Duprat, Éditions François Bourin, December 2014, 80 pages. real6

Hubert Duprat

Exhibition catalogue, MONA, Tasmanie, 2014, Toppan Printing Co.Ltd, 114 p.

Le cours des choses

Art : Concept presents Le cours des choses, a group exhibition with Martine Aballéa, Ulla von Brandenburg, Jeremy Deller & Alan Kane, Hubert Duprat, Richard Fauguet, Vidya Gastaldon, and Geert Goiris.

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Bagna Cauda

Art : Concept presents Bagna Cauda, a group exhibition with Martine Aballéa, Pierre-Olivier Arnaud, Julien Audebert, Francis Baudevin, Whitney Bedford, Jean-Luc Blanc, Michel Blazy, Ulla von Brandenburg, Jeremy Deller, Richard Fauguet, Vidya Gastaldon, Geert Goiris, Lothar Hempel, Nathan Hylden, Jacob Kassay, Andrew Lewis, Adam McEwen, Philippe Perrot, Jimmy Robert, Pietro Roccasalva, Gedi Sibony, Alexandre Singh, Roman Signer, and Laurent Laclos.

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