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Pierre Alechinsky

Belgium Born in: 1927 Bestsellers Masterpieces

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, Ajout au traité des excitants modernes, Painting

Pierre Alechinsky

Ajout au traité des excitants modernes, 2000
75 x 142 x 1 cm
Painting

$41,468

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

Pierre Alechinsky

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

$1,382

Pierre Alechinsky, Sans-titre, Fine Art Drawings

Pierre Alechinsky

Sans-titre, 2016
27.5 x 18.5 cm
Fine Art Drawings

$4,032

Our recommendations Pierre Alechinsky, 5 février 1999, Painting

Pierre Alechinsky

5 février 1999, 1999
93 x 71 x 0.1 cm
Painting

$40,316

Our recommendations Pierre Alechinsky, La beauté désœuvre, Print

Pierre Alechinsky

La beauté désœuvre, 1998
66 x 51 cm
Print

$1,382

Pierre Alechinsky, Mots VI, Print

Pierre Alechinsky

Mots VI, 2007
37 x 28 cm
Print

$461

Pierre Alechinsky, Mots I, Print

Pierre Alechinsky

Mots I, 2007
37 x 28 cm
Print

$461

Pierre Alechinsky, Mots III, Print

Pierre Alechinsky

Mots III, 2007
37 x 28 cm
Print

$461

Pierre Alechinsky, Mots IV, Print

Pierre Alechinsky

Mots IV, 2007
37 x 28 cm
Print

$461

Pierre Alechinsky, Astrologie poétique IV, Print

Pierre Alechinsky

Astrologie poétique IV, 2018
27 x 32.5 cm
Print

$749

Pierre Alechinsky, Astrologie poétique III, Print

Pierre Alechinsky

Astrologie poétique III, 2018
27 x 32.5 cm
Print

$749

Pierre Alechinsky, Astrologie poétique II, Print

Pierre Alechinsky

Astrologie poétique II, 2018
27 x 32.5 cm
Print

$749

Pierre Alechinsky, Astrologie poétique I, Print

Pierre Alechinsky

Astrologie poétique I, 2018
27 x 32.5 cm
Print

$749

Pierre Alechinsky, Sans-titre, Print

Pierre Alechinsky

Sans-titre, 1991
19.5 x 21 cm
Print

$576

Pierre Alechinsky, Cobra, Print

Pierre Alechinsky

Cobra, 2000
34 x 27 cm
Print

$461

Our recommendations Pierre Alechinsky, Spirale I, Print

Pierre Alechinsky

Spirale I, 1970
66 x 50 x 0.1 cm
Print

$922

Pierre Alechinsky, Mots V, Print

Pierre Alechinsky

Mots V, 2007
37 x 28 cm
Print

$461

Pierre Alechinsky, Mots II, Print

Pierre Alechinsky

Mots II, 2007
37 x 28 cm
Print

$461

Pierre Alechinsky, Ouverture et finale, Print

Pierre Alechinsky

Ouverture et finale, 1989
51 x 40 cm
Print

$1,843

Pierre Alechinsky, Vibrions N&B, Print

Pierre Alechinsky

Vibrions N&B, 1990
58 x 66.5 cm
Print

$1,382

Pierre Alechinsky, Si près, Print

Pierre Alechinsky

Si près, 2007
19.5 x 13.4 cm
Print

$346

Pierre Alechinsky, Was ist Los, Print

Pierre Alechinsky

Was ist Los, 2013
21.5 x 15 cm
Print

$346

Pierre Alechinsky, Sans titre, Print

Pierre Alechinsky

Sans titre, 2006
24 x 17 cm
Print

$288

Pierre Alechinsky, Sans titre, Print

Pierre Alechinsky

Sans titre, 2006
24 x 17 cm
Print

$288

Pierre Alechinsky, Sans-titre, Fine Art Drawings

Pierre Alechinsky

Sans-titre, 2016
27.5 x 18.5 cm
Fine Art Drawings

$4,032

Pierre Alechinsky, Sans l'écorce F, Print

Pierre Alechinsky

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

$2,419

Pierre Alechinsky, Christian Dotremont, Print

Pierre Alechinsky

Christian Dotremont, 2007
22.2 x 13 cm
Print

$288

Pierre Alechinsky, Sans l'écorce C, Print

Pierre Alechinsky

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

$2,419

Pierre Alechinsky, Sans l'écorce E, Print

Pierre Alechinsky

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

$2,419

Pierre Alechinsky, Sans l'écorce B, Print

Pierre Alechinsky

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

$2,419

Pierre Alechinsky, Sans l'écorce A, Print

Pierre Alechinsky

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

$2,419

Pierre Alechinsky, Gaz aux étages, Painting

Pierre Alechinsky

Gaz aux étages, 1987
52.5 x 75.5 x 0.1 cm
Painting

$20,734

Pierre Alechinsky, Tout sur le dos, Painting

Pierre Alechinsky

Tout sur le dos, 2013
60 x 60.5 x 2 cm
Painting

$55,291

Pierre Alechinsky, Au pied du mur, Print

Pierre Alechinsky

Au pied du mur, 1988
36.5 x 23 cm
Print

$8,063

Pierre Alechinsky, Arrières pensées, Fine Art Drawings

Pierre Alechinsky

Arrières pensées, 2012
34 x 87 cm
Fine Art Drawings

$17,278

Pierre Alechinsky, Reverie du Matelot, Print

Pierre Alechinsky

Reverie du Matelot, 2015
31 x 23 x 1 cm
Print

$1,296

Pierre Alechinsky, Spirale II, Print

Pierre Alechinsky

Spirale II, 1970
66 x 50 x 0.1 cm
Print

$922

Pierre Alechinsky, Ziggourat II, Print

Pierre Alechinsky

Ziggourat II, 1985
72 x 50 cm
Print

$1,728

Pierre Alechinsky, Quatre-vingt-dix 1, Print

Pierre Alechinsky

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

$2,304

Pierre Alechinsky, Dotremont dans son village, Print

Pierre Alechinsky

Dotremont dans son village, 1981
83 x 62 x 0.2 cm
Print

$2,073

Pierre Alechinsky, Poèmes à peine poèmes, Print

Pierre Alechinsky

Poèmes à peine poèmes, 1990
22.5 x 19.5 x 0.2 cm
Print

$518

Pierre Alechinsky, Cigue vieilles femmes en fleurs 6/15, Print

Pierre Alechinsky

Cigue vieilles femmes en fleurs 6/15, 2008
18 x 12 x 1 cm
Print

$576

Pierre Alechinsky, Infeuilletable, Print

Pierre Alechinsky

Infeuilletable, 1969
26 x 19 x 1 cm
Print

$649

Pierre Alechinsky, Labyrinthe d'apparat IV, Print

Pierre Alechinsky

Labyrinthe d'apparat IV, 1972
75 x 54 cm
Print

$1,843

Pierre Alechinsky, Sans titre, Print

Pierre Alechinsky

Sans titre, 2001
50 x 66 cm
Print

$1,843

Pierre Alechinsky, Jours Ouvrables, Print

Pierre Alechinsky

Jours Ouvrables, 2018
80 x 58 cm
Print

$1,544

Pierre Alechinsky, Deux, Print

Pierre Alechinsky

Deux, 1988
64.5 x 47 cm
Print

$1,497

Pierre Alechinsky, Un, Print

Pierre Alechinsky

Un, 1988
64.5 x 47 cm
Print

$1,497

Pierre Alechinsky, Infeuilletable, Print

Pierre Alechinsky

Infeuilletable, 1969
26 x 19 x 1 cm
Print

$749

Pierre Alechinsky, Sans Titre, Print

Pierre Alechinsky

Sans Titre, 1970
72 x 48 cm
Print

$1,613

Pierre Alechinsky, Sans titre, Print

Pierre Alechinsky

Sans titre, 1980
76 x 56 cm
Print

$1,382

Pierre Alechinsky, Oldies, Print

Pierre Alechinsky

Oldies, 2015
20 x 14 cm
Print

$369

Pierre Alechinsky, Gare d'Osnabrück à Jérusalem, Print

Pierre Alechinsky

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

$323

Pierre Alechinsky, Homère est morte, Print

Pierre Alechinsky

Homère est morte, 2014
20 x 13 cm
Print

$346

Pierre Alechinsky, Hors Normes, Print

Pierre Alechinsky

Hors Normes, 2005
50 x 38 cm
Print

$1,728

Pierre Alechinsky, Vibrions, Print

Pierre Alechinsky

Vibrions, 1990
59 x 76 cm
Print

$1,382

Pierre Alechinsky, Jours Ouvrables V, Print

Pierre Alechinsky

Jours Ouvrables V, 2018
80 x 58 cm
Print

$1,544

Pierre Alechinsky, Jours Ouvrables IV, Print

Pierre Alechinsky

Jours Ouvrables IV, 2018
80 x 58 cm
Print

$1,544

Pierre Alechinsky, Jours Ouvrables II, Print

Pierre Alechinsky

Jours Ouvrables II, 2018
80 x 58 cm
Print

$1,544

Pierre Alechinsky, Jours Ouvrables I, Print

Pierre Alechinsky

Jours Ouvrables I, 2018
80 x 58 cm
Print

$1,544

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