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French abstract artist Francois Morellet, 90, dies

Morellet at the Pompidou Centre, which held a retrospective of his work in 2011. Exhibitions marking his 90th birthday opened last month at the Mayor Gallery and Annely Juda Fine Art in London and at the Dan Galeria in São Paulo, Brazil.

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FRANÇOIS Morellet, a French painter and sculptor whose use of unorthodox materials like neon lights, sticky tape and metal rods left a distinctive mark on postwar abstract art, died on May 11 at his home in Cholet, France. He was 90.

His family confirmed the death.


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