French, 20th century, male.
Active in the USA from 1967.
Born 1934, in Oran, Algeria; died 1983.
Draughtsman, mixed media, performance artist. Artists' books.
In 1967, Guy de Cointet left for the USA, where he worked as an assistant to Larry Bell in New York, before moving to Los Angeles. His work and his philosophy, derived from Structuralism, are connected to word-making signs, in experiments in books evolving towards images. The inventor of a new language, Guy de Cointet's artistic books and graphic works are close to concrete poetry: ...