Composing in black and white, he was the first to use toys to convey his imaginary of the First World War. He continued to use them for the Second, even for the subject of the concentration camps, making the most of Polaroid colours in large format. Of course, behind these mises-en-scène –the representation of war–, the question is posed of the legitimacy of selling these toys to children, of what meaning there might be to this beyond commercial interest.
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