Take it Easy
photograph mounted on aluminum plates, painted bronze tongue
40 x 30 x 9 inches / 102 x 76 x 23 centimeters
In Take it Easy, from 1999, Gérard slyly mocks his own preoccupations. Here a photograph of the shadowy back of Gérard's own head overlays an aluminum plate. Protruding from it is a bright red three-dimensional tongue.
Collection of the artist
"Michel Gerard at the Neuberger Museum" by Janet Koplos, Art in America (Jan. 2003)
Michel Gérard, The American Decade: 1989-1999, Neuberger Museum of Art (2002) with texts by Heartney, Gedeon, and Danto: p. 25, 58-59
Michel Gérard: Signature Transformations 2009–1972, Christian Pirot (2009): p. 57