Lucebert

Amsterdam, 1924 - Alkmaar, 1994

Lucebert, whose real name was Lubertus Jacobus Swaanswijk, was — and still is — a well- known painter and poet. He began his studies at Amsterdam’s Kunstnijverheidsschool in 1938, leaving after just 18 months but continuing to produce drawings and paintings.

His poetic work was discovered by Gerrit Kouwenaar in 1948. Lucebert became a member of the Dutch Experimental Group and, later, CoBrA. Shortly after taking part in the 1949 CoBrA exhibition in Amsterdam with his poems, Lucebert left the movement.

Although his involvement in CoBrA was only brief and tangential, it was nevertheless of fundamental importance to him as an artist-poet. CoBrA encouraged him and other experimental poets (including Vinkenoog, Kouwenaar, Elburg and Schierbeek) to commit themselves fully to the freedom of language they had hitherto only hesitantly explored. At the same time the movement also impacted on Lucebert’s work as a painter.

During the Fifties Lucebert was subject to many influences, and in this period he concentrated mainly on painting. The myths that he created in his expressionist paintings and his poems were rooted in the human world and full of literary allusions. In the Sixties he became particularly interested in the child-like CoBrA style, but this quickly gave way to a caricaturesque, demonic vision of the world, which he continued to express until his death in 1994.

 

Editions

Vox

etching
1967
39 x 49 cm
Edition 190
€ 550

Les van Lataster

etching
1969
35 x 41 cm
Edition 25
€ 550

A Monkey in every Home

screenprint
1972
30 x 43 cm
Edition 200
€ 450

Het Offer

lithograph
1972
40 x 60 cm
Edition 200
€ 450

Untitled

screenprint
1972
30 x 44 cm
Edition 10
€ 550

Faust en Gretchen

lithograph
1973
34 x 57 cm
Edition 50
€ 550

Liggende Vrouw

etching
1974
25 x 32 cm
Edition 40
€ 550

Zonder titel

ets
1974
18 x 18 cm
Edition 25
Price on request

Het Fortuin

etching
1975
26 x 41 cm
Edition 20
€ 550

Aire

screenprint
1978
38 x 47 cm
Edition 30
€ 550

Remember Metten

etching
1979
20 x 15 cm
Edition 25
€ 550

Untitled

etching
1979
30 x 25 cm
Edition 25
€ 550

Untitled

etching
1979
50 x 32 cm
Edition 25
€ 550

Iowa

etching
1979
24 x 23 cm
Edition 25
Price on request

Untitled

etching
1979
30 x 25 cm
Edition 25
Price on request

De Elementen

etching
1981
25 x 24 cm
Edition 30
€ 550

Icarnatie

lithograph
1982
32 x 21 cm
Edition 40
€ 450

Kleine Strateeg

lithograph
1982
32 x 21 cm
Edition 40
€ 450

De Roker

lithograph
1982
32 x 21 cm
Edition 40
€ 450

Seizoen

lithograph
1982
32 x 21 cm
Edition 40
€ 450

Archivarische Pseudovitaliteit

lithograph
1982
54 x 75 cm
Edition 38
€ 550

Untitled

lithograph
1982
54 x 69 cm
Edition 40
€ 550

Monsters en Meisjes A

lithograph
1987
50 x 40 cm
Edition 40
€ 650

Monsters en Meisjes B

lithograph
1987
41 x 52 cm
Edition 40
€ 650

Monsters en Meisjes C

lithograph
1987
41 x 52 cm
Edition 40
€ 650

Monsters en Meisjes D

lithograph
1987
41 x 52 cm
Edition 40
€ 650

Monsters en Meisjes E

lithograph
1987
41 x 52 cm
Edition 40
€ 650

Monsters en Meisjes F

lithograph
1987
41 x 52 cm
Edition 40
€ 650

Weduwe van de Zee

screenprint
1987
66 x 49 cm
Edition 40
€ 450

Untitled

lithograph
1988
77 x 55 cm
Edition 50
€ 1.250

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Jaski Gallery is situated in the heart of Amsterdam’s Art & Antiques district, where we’ve been since 1988. We specialise in work from the CoBrA movement and contemporary art. The gallery regularly stages exhibitions and takes part in major art fairs such as TEFAF in Maastricht and PAN Amsterdam. We are open seven days a week.

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