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Ernest Pignon-Ernest

France Born in: 1942 Emerging artists

Ernest Pignon-Ernest, ambassador of urban art in France was born in Nice in 1942. He lives in Paris where he spread his art in the streets of the capital.

With charcoal and black chalk, he sketches human-sized figures on posters and then sticks them. He works with ribbed erasers of all sizes, refines shadows and brings realism and depth to his work. Like an owl, he goes out hunting walls in the night in order to create. Discreet and quick are the key words for his nocturnal outings.

Ernest-Pignon Ernest doesn't choose his places coincidentally. Thinking about the space takes up as much time as the final creation. A true instigator, he deciphers the environment in its spatial and symbolic dimension. He needs to be able to capture the entire territory to have an expert hand on it and provide his fictional element afterward. The essence of the place is then portrayed to all.

With Daniel Buren and Gérard Zlotykamien, Ernest-Pignon Ernest is one of the founding fathers of street art in France. Since 30 years, he uses dreams and poetry in alleys and streets, plotting the furrow for those generations of artists that will follow.

He can't help it but he still has some urban art founding principles like the ephemeral. Ernest-Pignon Ernest produces in series  with the help of thin and delicate paper, therefore he goes with the flow of events. The work in streets belong to him and depend on him. The drawings will vanish through time or will be covered.

The artist gives a lot of important to the fact that creation has to be a part of his visual context. His human figures trigger face to face encounters with passers by, they are questioned while being on the street.

During his whole life, the artist defended all kinds of major social issues and became part of these in a political and artistic manner. In 1977, he was one of the founders of the National union of visual artists and the member of the French communism party.

His career and trips made him encounter horrible scenes. Firstly, he was horrified by the apocalypse events which hit Nagasaki and the walls still retain the traces, he sees shadows still impacted by the shock. The AIDS issue in South of Africa not to mention the struggle against Apartheid.

Ernest-Pignon-Ernest manages to capture the beauty and terror of the world, sometimes in the same work. He springs the essence of these two worlds, in order to question and stimulate the conscience, through finesse.

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Ernest Pignon-Ernest, Etude de Fille, Print

Ernest Pignon-Ernest

Etude de Fille, 1998
26 x 36 x 1 cm
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Ernest Pignon-Ernest, Etude pour Artaud, Fine Art Drawings

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Etude pour Artaud, 2000
17 x 12 cm
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$7,229

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Pablo Neruda - Santiago 81, 2007
80 x 60 cm
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Ernest Pignon-Ernest, Elsa, Print

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Elsa, 2020
70 x 50 cm
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Ernest Pignon-Ernest, Passeurs d'humanité, Print

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Passeurs d'humanité, 2019
70 x 50 cm
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Ernest Pignon-Ernest, Pasolini Scampia, Print

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Pasolini Scampia, 2018
60 x 60 cm
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Ernest Pignon-Ernest, Rimbaud, Print

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Rimbaud, 1986
46 x 36 x 1 cm
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$1,446

Ernest Pignon-Ernest, Etude de Fille, Print

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Etude de Fille, 1998
26 x 36 x 1 cm
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$1,446

Ernest Pignon-Ernest, Rimbaud, Print

Ernest Pignon-Ernest

Rimbaud, 1986
46 x 37 x 3 cm
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$1,446

Ernest Pignon-Ernest, Rimbaud, Print

Ernest Pignon-Ernest

Rimbaud, 1986
48 x 37 cm
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$1,205

Ernest Pignon-Ernest, Raimbaud (59), Print

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Raimbaud (59), 1986
46 x 36 cm
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Ernest Pignon-Ernest, Les Expulsés 3, Print

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Les Expulsés 3, 2002
60 x 40 cm
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$458

Ernest Pignon-Ernest, Pasolini Si je reviens Piazza Mattei, Print

Ernest Pignon-Ernest

Pasolini Si je reviens Piazza Mattei, 2018
60 x 80 cm
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Ernest Pignon-Ernest, Alger 2003, Parcours Maurice Audin "El Biar", Print

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Alger 2003, Parcours Maurice Audin "El Biar", 2015
60 x 80 cm
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Ernest Pignon-Ernest, Etude de jeune fille, Print

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Etude de jeune fille, 1998
60 x 80 x 1 cm
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Ernest Pignon-Ernest, Mithra, Print

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Mithra, 2018
76 x 120 cm
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Ernest Pignon-Ernest, Saint Denis, Print

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Saint Denis, 2005
70 x 50 x 1 cm
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$1,181

Ernest Pignon-Ernest, Pasolini - Dans l'infamie des temps, Print

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Pasolini - Dans l'infamie des temps, 2016
100 x 71 cm
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$3,012

Ernest Pignon-Ernest, Pasolini - Dans l'infamie des temps, Print

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Pasolini - Dans l'infamie des temps, 2016
102.5 x 69 cm
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$2,386

Ernest Pignon-Ernest, 3e Prix Jacques-Goddet, Print

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3e Prix Jacques-Goddet, 2006
57 x 44 cm
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$711

Ernest Pignon-Ernest, Rimbaud. Regards Etude n° 11, Fine Art Drawings

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Rimbaud. Regards Etude n° 11, 1986
32 x 24 cm
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$12,049

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Véronique et son voile, 1990
25 x 48 cm
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Ernest Pignon-Ernest, Etude d'après Marie Madeleine, Fine Art Drawings

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Etude d'après Marie Madeleine, 1990
20 x 95.5 cm
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Wagner, 1988
36 x 40 cm
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Robert Desnos, 2008
38 x 28 cm
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Ernest Pignon-Ernest, Sans-titre, Print

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Sans-titre, 2009
20.8 x 13 cm
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$482

Ernest Pignon-Ernest, Boccacccio / Certaldo, Print

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Boccacccio / Certaldo, 2017
60 x 40 cm
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$602

Ernest Pignon-Ernest, Arbrorigènes (Les), Print

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Arbrorigènes (Les), 2013
60 x 80 cm
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$843

Ernest Pignon-Ernest, Etude pour la Virgilienne, Print

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Etude pour la Virgilienne, 2009
78 x 58 cm
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Ernest Pignon-Ernest, Sans-titre, Print

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Sans-titre, 2011
20.8 x 11.4 cm
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Sans titre, 2011
20.8 x 11.4 cm
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Ernest Pignon-Ernest, Heart, Print

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Heart, 2005
40 x 49.5 cm
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Ernest Pignon-Ernest, Sans titre, Print

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Sans titre, 2017
20.8 x 14 cm
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Ernest Pignon-Ernest, Passeurs d'humanité, Print

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Passeurs d'humanité, 2019
70 x 50 cm
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Ernest Pignon-Ernest, Sans-titre, Print

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Sans-titre, 2011
20.8 x 11.4 cm
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Ernest Pignon-Ernest, Sans-titre, Print

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Sans-titre, 2011
20.8 x 11.4 cm
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Ernest Pignon-Ernest, Sans-titre, Print

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Sans-titre, 2011
20.8 x 11.4 cm
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Ernest Pignon-Ernest, Sans-titre, Print

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Sans-titre, 2017
20.8 x 14 cm
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Ernest Pignon-Ernest, Sans-titre, Print

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Sans-titre, 2011
20.8 x 11.4 cm
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Ernest Pignon-Ernest, Sans-titre, Print

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Sans-titre, 2011
20.8 x 11.4 cm
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Ernest Pignon-Ernest, Sans-titre, Print

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Sans-titre, 2011
20.8 x 11.4 cm
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Ernest Pignon-Ernest, Sans-titre, Print

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Sans-titre, 2011
20.8 x 11.4 cm
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Ernest Pignon-Ernest, Rimbaud, Print

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Rimbaud, 1986
46 x 36 x 1 cm
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Ernest Pignon-Ernest, Rimbaud, Print

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Rimbaud, 1986
60 x 40 x 1 cm
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Ernest Pignon-Ernest, Extase, Print

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Extase, 2004
35 x 24 x 1 cm
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Ernest Pignon-Ernest, Rimbaud, Print

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Rimbaud, 1986
47 x 36 x 1 cm
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Ernest Pignon-Ernest, Rimbaud, Print

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Rimbaud, 1986
46 x 37 x 1 cm
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Ernest Pignon-Ernest, Rimbaud, Print

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Rimbaud, 1986
46 x 36 x 1 cm
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Ernest Pignon-Ernest, Rimbaud, Print

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Rimbaud, 1986
46 x 35 x 1 cm
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Ernest Pignon-Ernest, Rimbaud, Print

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Rimbaud, 1986
46 x 36 x 1 cm
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Ernest Pignon-Ernest, Rimbaud (69), Print

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Rimbaud (69), 1986
46 x 35 cm
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Ernest Pignon-Ernest, Rimbaud (68), Print

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Rimbaud (68), 1986
46 x 36 cm
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Ernest Pignon-Ernest, Rimbaud (67), Print

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Rimbaud (67), 1986
46 x 36 cm
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Ernest Pignon-Ernest, Rimbaud (32), Print

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Rimbaud (32), 1986
46 x 36 x 1 cm
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Ernest Pignon-Ernest, Portrait de Jean Genet, Fine Art Drawings

Ernest Pignon-Ernest

Portrait de Jean Genet, 2007
50.5 x 31 cm
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Ernest Pignon-Ernest, L'entretien de la blessure, Fine Art Drawings

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L'entretien de la blessure, 2011
38 x 23.5 cm
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Ernest Pignon-Ernest, Etude pour le parcours Genest, Fine Art Drawings

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Etude pour le parcours Genest, 2006
42 x 62 x 0.1 cm
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Ernest Pignon-Ernest, Extases, Print

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Extases, 2004
35 x 25 x 1 cm
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Our recommendations Ernest Pignon-Ernest, Regards, Rimbaud, Etude n° 18, Fine Art Drawings

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Regards, Rimbaud, Etude n° 18, 1986
32 x 24 cm
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Ernest Pignon-Ernest, Regards, Rimbaud, étude n° 3, Fine Art Drawings

Ernest Pignon-Ernest

Regards, Rimbaud, étude n° 3, 1986
32 x 24 cm
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