Vaux, Marc. (4 of 76). National Life Story Collection: Artists' Lives

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    1996-03-02 and 1996-05-04 and 1996-06-13 and 1996-12-10 and 1997-03-04 and 1998-02-24 and 1998-03-12 and 1998-10-15 and 1998-11-17 and 2000-09-13 and 2003-02-06 and 2003-02-27 and 2003-03-27 and 2003-06-26 and 2003-10-15 and 2003-11-05

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    Interviewee's studio, London, United Kingdom

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    Vaux, Marc, 1932- (male)

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    Courtney, Cathy, 1954- (female)

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    Part 4. Marc Vaux [MV] discusses art movements in the 1960s and his place in them; discusses Op Art, the Situation, Pop Art. Comments on scholarship after leaving the Slade; MV and Tess Jaray [TJ] went to Italy then; describes their trip. MV comments on return to Paris and work in a printmaking studio with Jean Pense, a friend of Nicolas de Staël and Karel Appel; mentions Sully-Morland; describes learning printmaking and lithography techniques there; MV returns to England; comments on his work during this period including lithographs done in Paris and three-dimensional paintings and use of dice to get random numbers – describes how he uses these techniques. MV comments on the “iconoclastic” nature of his work at this time. Detailed discussion of his work moving toward hard edge painting style away from “care” utilising random and arbitrary methods.

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