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Francis Al?s was born in 1959 in Antwerp, Belgium. He attended the Institut Sup?rieur d Architecture Saint-Luc in Tournai, Belgium, from 1978 to 1983 and the Instituto Universitario di Architettura in Venice from 1983 to 1986, where he received a master s degree in urbanism with a thesis on the presence of animals in medieval and Renaissance-era European cities. After graduation, he moved to Mexico City, where he worked in the workshop of the weaver Jacobo Islas Mendoza in collaboration with Felipe Sanabria. The abundant presence of street animals in that city inspired the early work The Collector (1991?92), in which the artist "walked" a magnetized sculptural model of an animal through the city, extracting random metal detritus from the street. The sculpture, along with photographic documentation of its use, was exhibited in Al?s s second solo exhibition, at the Galer?a Arte Contempor?neo in Mexico City in 1992.
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Relevancia Mundo del Arte: 95.00
Relevancia Sociedad: 95.00
Pure Taste indicator: 89.21
Cap-price of an original artwork A4 size: 5,285.96 Euros