Cow: Affichage Sauvache
Artist: Christian Gastaldi
Hometown: Sete (France) and Paris (France)
Event: CowParade Transhumance France 2015 (Paris)
Artist Christian Gastaldi is painter and mixed media artist. Raised in Sete, France, along the shores of the Mediterranean, Christian now makes his home in Paris, France. His paintings borrow colors and texture from used and torn posters, magazines and other paper items. His recent work has been dominated by the use of posters collected from illegal postings in Paris known as “affichage sauvache” (translated, “wild or savage display”). He is attracted by the ‘humanity’ and fragility perceived in this material which has suffered the passing of time. The artist aims to magnify them through a restored graphic harmony – an artistic redemption.
His cow, Afficage Sauvache (or wild cow display) is a composition of illegal postings from posters and other media from the streets of Paris. You can find her in Paris, France from June 20 through August 18, 2015 at the Jardin d’Acclimation. She will be sold at auction in the fall of 2015 for the benefit of Les Restaurants du Cœur. Learn more…