Claude Gilli (Nizza, FR, 1938 – 2015)
Claude Gilli was a French artist primarily interested in assemblages of objects and images. He was one of the prominent exponents of the École de Nice, considered to be the only real French pop artist along with Martial Raysse. In the 1960s, Gilli collaborated with the creation of the Nouveau Réalisme movement as one of the most active exponents. From 1961 he worked on the renowned series Ex-voto. The following year, Gilli burns almost his entire body of work, a way to testify the true desire of setting a new departure.