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Freestone, Anthonylocked

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dual British/French nationality, 20th century, male.

Active in France.

Born 4 March 1961, in Paris, to a French mother and an English father.

Painter.

Conceptual Art, Appropriation Art.

Anthony Freestone has described his work thus: 'My pictures are like a game of dominos in which the pieces are dispersed at the start of the game and gradually joined together in various combinations.' He blends historical, everyday and personal references, not actually creating any of the images used but reproducing them with a copyist's care. Examples include medieval miniatures, classical paintings, naive illustrations, Scottish tartans, advertising logos, photographs yellowed with age and geographical maps, all of which are brought into correlation by serving as pieces representing landmarks in his own personal history....

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