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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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Our recommendations Pierre Alechinsky, 5 février 1999, Painting

Pierre Alechinsky

5 février 1999, 1999
36.6 x 28 x 0 inch
Painting

$42,170

Pierre Alechinsky, Labyrinthe d'apparat IV, Print

Pierre Alechinsky

Labyrinthe d'apparat IV, 1972
29.5 x 21.3 inch
Print

$1,928

Pierre Alechinsky, Sans-titre, Fine Art Drawings

Pierre Alechinsky

Sans-titre, 2016
10.8 x 7.3 inch
Fine Art Drawings

$4,217

Pierre Alechinsky, Gaz aux étages, Painting

Pierre Alechinsky

Gaz aux étages, 1987
20.7 x 29.7 x 0 inch
Painting

$21,687

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

Pierre Alechinsky

Cigue vieilles femmes en fleurs 6/15, 2008
7.1 x 4.7 x 0.4 inch
Print

$602

Pierre Alechinsky, Oldies 11/15 2015, Print

Pierre Alechinsky

Oldies 11/15 2015, 2015
7.5 x 5.1 x 0.4 inch
Print

$602

Pierre Alechinsky, Cobra, Print

Pierre Alechinsky

Cobra, 2000
13.4 x 10.6 inch
Print

$482

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

Pierre Alechinsky

Ainsi ne soit-il pas, 1998
26 x 20.1 inch
Print

$1,446

Our recommendations Pierre Alechinsky, La beauté désœuvre, Print

Pierre Alechinsky

La beauté désœuvre, 1998
26 x 20.1 inch
Print

$1,446

Pierre Alechinsky, Ouverture et finale, Print

Pierre Alechinsky

Ouverture et finale, 1989
20.1 x 15.7 inch
Print

$1,928

Pierre Alechinsky, Arrondissement n° 12, Print

Pierre Alechinsky

Arrondissement n° 12, 1983
12.4 x 18.7 inch
Print

$602

Pierre Alechinsky, Astrologie poétique IV, Print

Pierre Alechinsky

Astrologie poétique IV, 2018
10.6 x 12.8 inch
Print

$783

Pierre Alechinsky, Astrologie poétique III, Print

Pierre Alechinsky

Astrologie poétique III, 2018
10.6 x 12.8 inch
Print

$783

Pierre Alechinsky, Astrologie poétique II, Print

Pierre Alechinsky

Astrologie poétique II, 2018
10.6 x 12.8 inch
Print

$783

Pierre Alechinsky, Astrologie poétique I, Print

Pierre Alechinsky

Astrologie poétique I, 2018
10.6 x 12.8 inch
Print

$783

Pierre Alechinsky, Sans-titre, Print

Pierre Alechinsky

Sans-titre, 1991
7.7 x 8.3 inch
Print

$602

Pierre Alechinsky, Vibrions N&B, Print

Pierre Alechinsky

Vibrions N&B, 1990
22.8 x 26.2 inch
Print

$1,446

Pierre Alechinsky, Si près, Print

Pierre Alechinsky

Si près, 2007
7.7 x 5.3 inch
Print

$361

Pierre Alechinsky, Was ist Los, Print

Pierre Alechinsky

Was ist Los, 2013
8.5 x 5.9 inch
Print

$361

Pierre Alechinsky, Christian Dotremont, Print

Pierre Alechinsky

Christian Dotremont, 2007
8.7 x 5.1 inch
Print

$301

Pierre Alechinsky, Sans titre, Print

Pierre Alechinsky

Sans titre, 2006
9.4 x 6.7 inch
Print

$301

Pierre Alechinsky, Sans titre, Print

Pierre Alechinsky

Sans titre, 2006
9.4 x 6.7 inch
Print

$301

Pierre Alechinsky, Sans-titre, Fine Art Drawings

Pierre Alechinsky

Sans-titre, 2016
10.8 x 7.3 inch
Fine Art Drawings

$4,217

Pierre Alechinsky, Sans l'écorce F, Print

Pierre Alechinsky

Sans l'écorce F, 1990
30.7 x 44.1 inch
Print

$2,530

Pierre Alechinsky, Sans l'écorce C, Print

Pierre Alechinsky

Sans l'écorce C, 1990
30.7 x 44.1 x 0.4 inch
Print

$2,530

Pierre Alechinsky, Sans l'écorce E, Print

Pierre Alechinsky

Sans l'écorce E, 1990
30.7 x 44.1 x 0.4 inch
Print

$2,530

Pierre Alechinsky, Sans l'écorce B, Print

Pierre Alechinsky

Sans l'écorce B, 1990
30.7 x 44.1 x 0.4 inch
Print

$2,530

Pierre Alechinsky, Tout sur le dos, Painting

Pierre Alechinsky

Tout sur le dos, 2013
23.6 x 23.8 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$57,833

Pierre Alechinsky, Au pied du mur, Print

Pierre Alechinsky

Au pied du mur, 1988
14.4 x 9.1 inch
Print

$8,434

Pierre Alechinsky, Arrières pensées, Fine Art Drawings

Pierre Alechinsky

Arrières pensées, 2012
13.4 x 34.3 inch
Fine Art Drawings

$18,073

Our recommendations Pierre Alechinsky, Spirale I, Print

Pierre Alechinsky

Spirale I, 1970
26 x 19.7 x 0 inch
Print

$964

Pierre Alechinsky, Spirale II, Print

Pierre Alechinsky

Spirale II, 1970
26 x 19.7 x 0 inch
Print

$964

Pierre Alechinsky, Quatre-vingt-dix 1, Print

Pierre Alechinsky

Quatre-vingt-dix 1, 2016
15 x 11.4 inch
Print

$2,410

Pierre Alechinsky, Great Flying Object, Print

Pierre Alechinsky

Great Flying Object, 1978
25.5 x 18.5 inch
Print

$750

Pierre Alechinsky, Wordly Flying Objects, Print

Pierre Alechinsky

Wordly Flying Objects, 1978
25.5 x 18.5 inch
Print

$750

Pierre Alechinsky, Galactic Flying Objects, Print

Pierre Alechinsky

Galactic Flying Objects, 1978
25.5 x 18.5 inch
Print

$750

Pierre Alechinsky, Enfance de la Majuscule, Print

Pierre Alechinsky

Enfance de la Majuscule, 2003
26 x 19.7 inch
Print

$1,928

Pierre Alechinsky, Hors Normes, Print

Pierre Alechinsky

Hors Normes, 2005
19.7 x 15 inch
Print

$1,807

Pierre Alechinsky, Vibrions, Print

Pierre Alechinsky

Vibrions, 1990
23.2 x 29.9 inch
Print

$1,446

Pierre Alechinsky, Premier arrondissement de Paris, Print

Pierre Alechinsky

Premier arrondissement de Paris, 1983
12.4 x 18.7 inch
Print

$1,072

Pierre Alechinsky, Poèmes à peine poèmes, Print

Pierre Alechinsky

Poèmes à peine poèmes, 1990
8.9 x 7.7 x 0.1 inch
Print

$542

Pierre Alechinsky, Sans titre, Print

Pierre Alechinsky

Sans titre, 2001
19.7 x 26 inch
Print

$1,928

Pierre Alechinsky, Capture, Print

Pierre Alechinsky

Capture, 1987
27.2 x 18.9 inch
Print

$1,615

Pierre Alechinsky, Jours Ouvrables V, Print

Pierre Alechinsky

Jours Ouvrables V, 2018
31.5 x 22.8 inch
Print

$1,615

Pierre Alechinsky, Jours Ouvrables IV, Print

Pierre Alechinsky

Jours Ouvrables IV, 2018
31.5 x 22.8 inch
Print

$1,615

Pierre Alechinsky, Jours Ouvrables, Print

Pierre Alechinsky

Jours Ouvrables, 2018
31.5 x 22.8 inch
Print

$1,615

Pierre Alechinsky, Jours Ouvrables II, Print

Pierre Alechinsky

Jours Ouvrables II, 2018
31.5 x 22.8 inch
Print

$1,615

Pierre Alechinsky, Jours Ouvrables I, Print

Pierre Alechinsky

Jours Ouvrables I, 2018
31.5 x 22.8 inch
Print

$1,615

Pierre Alechinsky, Trois, Print

Pierre Alechinsky

Trois, 1988
25.4 x 18.5 inch
Print

$1,313

Pierre Alechinsky, Deux, Print

Pierre Alechinsky

Deux, 1988
25.4 x 18.5 inch
Print

$1,313

Pierre Alechinsky, Un, Print

Pierre Alechinsky

Un, 1988
25.4 x 18.5 inch
Print

$1,313

Pierre Alechinsky, Dix-neuvième arrondissement de Paris, Print

Pierre Alechinsky

Dix-neuvième arrondissement de Paris, 1983
12.4 x 18.7 inch
Print

$1,072

Pierre Alechinsky, Dix-septième arrondissement de Paris, Print

Pierre Alechinsky

Dix-septième arrondissement de Paris, 1983
12.4 x 18.7 inch
Print

$1,072

Pierre Alechinsky, Quinzième arrondissement de Paris, Print

Pierre Alechinsky

Quinzième arrondissement de Paris, 1983
12.4 x 18.7 inch
Print

$1,072

Pierre Alechinsky, Quatorzième arrondissement de Paris, Print

Pierre Alechinsky

Quatorzième arrondissement de Paris, 1983
12.4 x 18.7 inch
Print

$1,072

Pierre Alechinsky, Douzième arrondissement de Paris, Print

Pierre Alechinsky

Douzième arrondissement de Paris, 1983
12.4 x 18.7 inch
Print

$1,072

Pierre Alechinsky, Onzième arrondissement de Paris, Print

Pierre Alechinsky

Onzième arrondissement de Paris, 1983
12.4 x 18.7 inch
Print

$1,072

Pierre Alechinsky, Dixième arrondissement de Paris, Print

Pierre Alechinsky

Dixième arrondissement de Paris, 1983
12.4 x 18.7 inch
Print

$1,072

Pierre Alechinsky, Neuvième arrondissement de Paris, Print

Pierre Alechinsky

Neuvième arrondissement de Paris, 1983
12.4 x 18.7 inch
Print

$1,072

Pierre Alechinsky, Huitième arrondissement de Paris, Print

Pierre Alechinsky

Huitième arrondissement de Paris, 1983
12.4 x 18.7 inch
Print

$1,072

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