Paris, 6th district. Boulevard Saint Germain. Students throwing projectiles at the police. May 6, 1968. Photo: Bruno Barbey
Paris, 5th arrondissement. In front of the Sorbonne, the day after a night of riots. Saturday, May 25, 1968. Photo: Guy Le Querrec
The starting point is three historical photos of the Paris riots. In each of the images one or more silhouettes are isolated, coloured with powdery shades, a detail is chosen.
All this graphic material is transferred to the enamel on copper sheets in three sizes. The enameled sheets are set in lens-shaped mounts in satin-finish grey gold with a neutral appearance.
Paris, 11th arrondissement. Near Gare de Lyon. May 13th, 1968. Photo: Seine-Quiquere