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Pierre Alechinsky

Belgium Born in: 1927 Famous artist

Pierre Alechinsky was born in Brussels in 1927. From 1944 to 1948, he studied typography, photography, and printing and illustration techniques at the Ecole nationale d'architechure et des arts décoratifs de la Cambre in Brussels. In 1945, he discovered the work of Michaux, of Dubuffet, and of the Surrealists, and becomes friends with the critic and art dealer Jacques Putman. His first personal exposition took place in 1947. Then in 1949 he met Dotremont and became a member of the Cobra movement in the same year, joining artists Asger Jorn and Karel Appel; he became one of the most productive members. The movement held an importance for him as much on a personal level as an ideological one: uninhibited spontaneity in art, the rejection of pure abstraction, and a refusal to specialize.

After the dissolution of the Cobra group, whose spirit he would continue to foster (“Cobra is my school", he would say), Pierre Alechinsky moved to Paris. He finished his training as an engraver and introduced new techniques to Atelier 17, directed by Stanley William Hayter. It is during this same time beginning in 1952 that he became friends with Alberto Giacometti, Bram Van Velde, Wallace Ting, and that he began correspondence with the Japanese calligrapher Shiryu Morita de Kyoto. He progressively abandons oil painting for quicker and lore supple materials, such as ink, that allowed him freer reign over his fluid and sensitive style. Fascinated by oriental calligraphy, whose spontaneity attracted him, he undertook several trips to the Orient and in Kyoto made a documentary film on traditional Japanese art.

Beginning in the 1960s, Alechinsky began making frequent visits to New York, where he discovered a technique that suited him well – acrylic painting, introduced to him by Wallace Ting. The same year, he created his most famous work, “Central Park", with which he inaugurates painting “with notes in the margins" inspired by comic books, where the central image is surrounded by a series of hand-drawn vignettes designed to complete the sense of the painting.

Passionate about books, he illustrated poems and texts for writers including Cioran, Butor, Yves Bonnefoy, André Frénaud, Tardieu, etc, and published several works. In 1983 Alechinsky became a professor of painting at the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Beaux Arts in Paris. Since the 1980s, the artist has pursued his graphic research across a wide variety of media. It is in this same period that he gained access to the public order (Palais Bourbon, Hall du Ministère des Finances, etc). Expositions and retrospectives recognize him internationally, museums as well as galleries welcoming his work across the world entire. He lives and works in Bougival.

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Pierre Alechinsky, Abstract composition, Print

Pierre Alechinsky

Abstract composition, 2000
40 x 55 x 1 cm
Print

€ 1,150

Pierre Alechinsky, Sans-titre, Drawing

Pierre Alechinsky

Sans-titre, 2016
27.5 x 18.5 cm
Drawing

€ 3,500

Pierre Alechinsky, Première du 29 juillet 1998, Painting

Pierre Alechinsky

Première du 29 juillet 1998, 1998
126 x 65 x 3 cm
Painting

€ 38,000

Pierre Alechinsky, Cobra, Print

Pierre Alechinsky

Cobra, 2000
34 x 27 cm
Print

€ 400

Pierre Alechinsky, Homère est morte, Print

Pierre Alechinsky

Homère est morte, 2014
20 x 13 cm
Print

€ 300

Pierre Alechinsky, Mots III, Print

Pierre Alechinsky

Mots III, 2007
37 x 28 cm
Print

€ 350

Pierre Alechinsky, Quoi ?, Print

Pierre Alechinsky

Quoi ?, 1992
28.5 x 21 cm
Print

€ 500

Pierre Alechinsky, Christian Dotremont, Print

Pierre Alechinsky

Christian Dotremont, 2007
22.2 x 13 cm
Print

€ 265

Pierre Alechinsky, Si près, Print

Pierre Alechinsky

Si près, 2007
19.5 x 13.4 cm
Print

€ 300

Pierre Alechinsky, Chutes et panaches, avec extraits de partitions labyrinthiques de Jean-Yves Bosseur, Print

Pierre Alechinsky

Chutes et panaches, avec extraits de partitions labyrinthiques de Jean-Yves Bosseur, 2001
76 x 55 cm
Print

€ 950

Pierre Alechinsky, Mots II, Print

Pierre Alechinsky

Mots II, 2007
37 x 28 cm
Print

€ 350

Pierre Alechinsky, Sans titre, Print

Pierre Alechinsky

Sans titre, 2006
24 x 17 cm
Print

€ 250

Pierre Alechinsky, Sans titre, Print

Pierre Alechinsky

Sans titre, 2006
24 x 17 cm
Print

€ 250

Pierre Alechinsky, Sans titre, Print

Pierre Alechinsky

Sans titre, 2006
24 x 17 cm
Print

€ 250

Pierre Alechinsky, Sans titre, Print

Pierre Alechinsky

Sans titre, 2006
24 x 17 cm
Print

€ 250

Pierre Alechinsky, Sans titre, Print

Pierre Alechinsky

Sans titre, 2006
24 x 17 cm
Print

€ 250

Pierre Alechinsky, Sans titre, Print

Pierre Alechinsky

Sans titre, 2006
24 x 17 cm
Print

€ 250

Pierre Alechinsky, Sans titre, Print

Pierre Alechinsky

Sans titre, 2006
24 x 17 cm
Print

€ 250

Pierre Alechinsky, Sans titre, Print

Pierre Alechinsky

Sans titre, 2006
24 x 17 cm
Print

€ 250

Pierre Alechinsky, Sans-titre, Print

Pierre Alechinsky

Sans-titre, 1991
19.5 x 21 cm
Print

€ 550

Pierre Alechinsky, Spirale I, Print

Pierre Alechinsky

Spirale I, 1970
66 x 50 x 0.1 cm
Print

€ 600

Pierre Alechinsky, Spirale II, Print

Pierre Alechinsky

Spirale II, 1970
66 x 50 x 0.1 cm
Print

€ 600

Pierre Alechinsky, Quatre-vingt-dix 1, Print

Pierre Alechinsky

Quatre-vingt-dix 1, 2016
38 x 29 cm
Print

€ 2,000

Pierre Alechinsky, Oldies, Print

Pierre Alechinsky

Oldies, 2015
20 x 14 cm
Print

€ 320

Pierre Alechinsky, Gare d'Osnabrück à Jérusalem, Print

Pierre Alechinsky

Gare d'Osnabrück à Jérusalem, 2015
20 x 14 cm
Print

€ 260

Pierre Alechinsky, Roue vicinale, Print

Pierre Alechinsky

Roue vicinale, 1971
65.5 x 48.5 x 0.1 cm
Print

€ 950

Pierre Alechinsky, Arrières pensées, Drawing

Pierre Alechinsky

Arrières pensées, 2012
34 x 87 cm
Drawing

€ 15,000

Pierre Alechinsky, Mots I, Print

Pierre Alechinsky

Mots I, 2007
37 x 28 cm
Print

€ 350

Pierre Alechinsky, Mots V, Print

Pierre Alechinsky

Mots V, 2007
37 x 28 cm
Print

€ 350

Pierre Alechinsky, Sans-titre, Drawing

Pierre Alechinsky

Sans-titre, 2016
27.5 x 18.5 cm
Drawing

€ 3,500

Pierre Alechinsky, Astrologie poétique IV, Print

Pierre Alechinsky

Astrologie poétique IV, 2018
27 x 32.5 cm
Print

€ 650

Pierre Alechinsky, Astrologie poétique III, Print

Pierre Alechinsky

Astrologie poétique III, 2018
27 x 32.5 cm
Print

€ 650

Pierre Alechinsky, Astrologie poétique II, Print

Pierre Alechinsky

Astrologie poétique II, 2018
27 x 32.5 cm
Print

€ 650

Pierre Alechinsky, Astrologie poétique I, Print

Pierre Alechinsky

Astrologie poétique I, 2018
27 x 32.5 cm
Print

€ 650

Our recommendations Pierre Alechinsky, Ainsi ne soit-il pas, Print

Pierre Alechinsky

Ainsi ne soit-il pas, 1998
66 x 51 cm
Print

€ 1,200

Our recommendations Pierre Alechinsky, La beauté désœuvre, Print

Pierre Alechinsky

La beauté désœuvre, 1998
66 x 51 cm
Print

€ 1,200

Pierre Alechinsky, Ouverture et finale, Print

Pierre Alechinsky

Ouverture et finale, 1989
51 x 40 cm
Print

€ 1,600

Pierre Alechinsky, Sans l'écorce F, Print

Pierre Alechinsky

Sans l'écorce F, 1990
78 x 112 cm
Print

€ 2,100

Pierre Alechinsky, Sans l'écorce C, Print

Pierre Alechinsky

Sans l'écorce C, 1990
78 x 112 x 1 cm
Print

€ 2,100

Pierre Alechinsky, Sans l'écorce E, Print

Pierre Alechinsky

Sans l'écorce E, 1990
78 x 112 x 1 cm
Print

€ 2,100

Pierre Alechinsky, Sans l'écorce B, Print

Pierre Alechinsky

Sans l'écorce B, 1990
78 x 112 x 1 cm
Print

€ 2,100

Pierre Alechinsky, Sans l'écorce A, Print

Pierre Alechinsky

Sans l'écorce A, 1990
78 x 112 x 1 cm
Print

€ 2,100

Pierre Alechinsky, Ophtalmologue, Print

Pierre Alechinsky

Ophtalmologue, 1972
74 x 54 x 0.2 cm
Print

€ 2,200

Pierre Alechinsky, Image, Print

Pierre Alechinsky

Image, 1970
38 x 54.5 x 0.1 cm
Print

€ 1,400

Pierre Alechinsky, Toujours là !, Painting

Pierre Alechinsky

Toujours là !, 2015
72 x 52 x 3 cm
Painting

€ 19,000

Pierre Alechinsky, Tout, Print

Pierre Alechinsky

Tout, 1971
55 x 76 cm
Print

€ 1,190

Pierre Alechinsky, Sans Titre, Print

Pierre Alechinsky

Sans Titre, 1970
72 x 48 cm
Print

€ 1,400

Pierre Alechinsky, Sans titre, Print

Pierre Alechinsky

Sans titre, 1980
76 x 56 cm
Print

€ 1,200

Pierre Alechinsky, Infeuilletable, Print

Pierre Alechinsky

Infeuilletable, 1969
26 x 19 x 1 cm
Print

€ 563

Pierre Alechinsky, Infeuilletable, Print

Pierre Alechinsky

Infeuilletable, 1969
26 x 19 x 1 cm
Print

€ 650

Pierre Alechinsky, Seoul, Print

Pierre Alechinsky

Seoul, 1988
76.2 x 55.9 cm
Print

€ 800

Pierre Alechinsky, Éclipses I, Print

Pierre Alechinsky

Éclipses I, 1990
24 x 18 cm
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Pierre Alechinsky, Sans titre, Print

Pierre Alechinsky

Sans titre, 1989
33 x 25 cm
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Pierre Alechinsky, Portrait aux 3 crayons, Print

Pierre Alechinsky

Portrait aux 3 crayons, 2014
21 x 13 cm
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Pierre Alechinsky, Mots IV, Print

Pierre Alechinsky

Mots IV, 2007
37 x 28 cm
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Pierre Alechinsky, Mots III, Print

Pierre Alechinsky

Mots III, 2007
37 x 28 cm
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Pierre Alechinsky, Mots VI, Print

Pierre Alechinsky

Mots VI, 2007
37 x 28 cm
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Pierre Alechinsky, Sans titre, Print

Pierre Alechinsky

Sans titre, 2006
24 x 17 cm
Print

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Pierre Alechinsky, Sans titre, Print

Pierre Alechinsky

Sans titre, 2006
24 x 17 cm
Print

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Pierre Alechinsky, Sans titre, Print

Pierre Alechinsky

Sans titre, 2006
24 x 17 cm
Print

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