Karl Lagasse

A renowned artist, Karl Lagasse became recognized in 2009 for his sculptures One Dollar. Along his career, he’s been noticed and congratulated by numerous personalities, among which Artprice, Faradeh and the president of the French Republic.

He first got into collage before experimenting with tag and graffiti in the Paris subway. Following the suggestion of the artist Yvaral Vasarely he incorporated those street art techniques into his collages and got his first exhibition in Paris in 2003. Since then he participated in various international expositions: at the Isy Brachot gallery of Bruxelles in 2006, the Espace Pierre Cardin of Paris in 2008, the Bel Air Fine Art gallery at the Art Monaco fair in 2011, the Artco France gallery in 2012, the Atrium gallery from Marbella (Spain) in 2016, …

Karl has a close relationship with the town of Deauville (Normandy) that he represented at the equestrian world championship Horsemania (Lexington US, 2010) and to which he offered the bronze sculpture Cryptogram One, placed at the town’s entrance in 2012 and inaugurated by the mayor Philippe Augier. In 2017, the American Movie Festival of Deauville called him to produce the thirteen trophies for the contest, based on this same monumental installation.

In 2012, he used pictures dating from 1945 to 2011 to create a monumental sculpture in collaboration with Corbis for the 65th Cannes Film Festival. This work has notably been signed by Alexandra Lamy, Gad Elmaleh, Bérénice Bejo, Marie Gilain, Michael Youn, José Garcia, Michel Hazanavicius, Nadine Labaki, Cuba Gooding Jr., Tim Roth, Matthew McConaughey and Zac Efron.

Lagasse regularly works with Maserati, presenting at the Art Paris Art Fair 2014 his masterwork Psalm 2 for the Italian company’s centennial. Again at the Art Paris Art Fair in 2015, he built his monumental installation A Piece of Heaven on Earth around a Maserati car and a statue of Jesus Christ, notably earning a mention in France Culture.

Engraved Aluminum
58 × 25 cm

“One Dollar Gold”
Bronze microns d’or


Engraved Aluminum
58 × 25 cm

“One Dollar”

Engraved Aluminum
58 × 25 cm

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