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I've been painting as long as I can remember. As a child I played artist, like I played Elvis with a make-believe guitar or cowboys with a make-believe gun.

I would transform my blackboard into an easel and dress up in a big white smock and bowler hat with a musketeer's plume, brandishing my paintbrush like a sword - These were small hidden joys of my childhood.

My departure from Saumur (Maine et Loire) led me very quickly on the road to Paris where, in 1966, I was found on the Left Bank with the Beatniks and sent back home. Never having taken "no" for an answer, I finally made it to Avignon in the summer of 1968, where I met and toured with Julian Beck's Living Theater, making a living on the side doing chalk drawings in public squares.

I was later lent a house in the artists' village of Daya on the island of Majorca, which I transformed into a "studio show". During an exhibition I sold all of my artwork which allowed me to travel to Ibiza, then Morocco.

Upon my return to Paris, I came across friends who were on their way to shoot a film in Spain. Among them was an acquaintance from the Living Theater, one of Dali's ex-models. Thanks to him, Dali helped us survive with a daily supply of olive oil and bread in the hills of Cadaques on a big abandoned farm, where I never stopped doing pastels and surrealistic collages.

Underground films and spontaneous exhibitions were followed by more traveling: Italy, Greece, Turkey, Amsterdam, Berlin, Thailand.

It was in 1980 that
I met Sharon, my soulmate, and began making assemblages with found objects which would lead me to the zen puzzles on canvas and paper that I do today.

During our stay in Florida, we discovered that we were neighbors of one of the great figures of pop art, James Rosenquist. After two years of creative activity in the Sunshine State, we left to open a gallery in Mexico, a project gone astray, and thus returned to France. "As some look for a land of political asylum, I am in search of a land of poetic refuge."




BO BREGUET has participated in nearly a hundred personal and collective gallery exhibitions, art fairs and festivals in Paris at the Grand Palais, Florida, Puerto Vallarta and Acapulco, Mexico, and the south of France: Nice, Vence, Beaulieu-sur-Mer, Cagnes-sur-Mer and Monte Carlo.

His prizes include :
Prize for Research, Lutèce Academy - Paris
Prize of Excellence, Pasco Festival of Fine Arts - Florida
First Prize - the Festival of the Arts in Beaulieu-sur-Mer, France
UMAM (The Mediterranean Union for Modern Art, founded by Matisse and Bonnard in 1946) Nice
Gustav Mossa Prize (Mention) Nice, France
Record Cover Artist, St. Louis Music Festival - St. Louis, Missouri

His collectors are international: from Paris to Marseille and throughout France, the Netherlands and on to Chicago, New Jersey, Florida, Nashville, Atlanta, Dallas, Houston, Mexico City, Puerto Vallarta, Acapulco, Vancouver and Australia. There’s even a BO in BO (that’s Bolinas, California).

Charitable contributions are also to his credit, notably an exhibition and auction by Christie’s, Amsterdam, organized by ECHO (the European Community Humanitarian Office) and the Netherlands Red Cross, presided over by Emma Bonino (European Commissioner for Humanitarian Affairs) and HRH Princess Margriet. For the event, BO’s painting was chosen for the catalogue cover.


Sold at Christie's - Amsterdam

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