Pierre Alechinsky

Brussel, 1927

Pierre Alechinsky studied book illustration, typography and printmaking at the Ecole Nationale Supérieure d’Architecture et des Arts Decoratifs in Brussel from 1944 to 1948. In 1947 he became a member of the Jeune Peinture Belge group and mounted his first solo exhibition in Brussels. In 1949 he met Christian Dotremont and joined the CoBrA movement.

Together with the sculptors Olivier Strebelle and Reinhoud, Alechinsky was a driving force behind Les ateliers du Marais, the meeting place for many CoBrA artists. Alongside Dotremont, Alechinsky was the lynchpin of CoBrA’s Belgian branch, organising the group’s final joint exhibition in Liège. Alechinsky threw himself with such enthusiasm into the task of organising the movement and editing its newsletter that he hardly had time for his own work, and for this reason he did not really begin to develop as an artist until after the CoBrA period. After the group fell apart in the early Fifties, he settled in Paris.

In 1955 Alechinksy travelled to Japan to study Japanese calligraphy. During the Sixties his work was particularly influenced by Eastern calligraphy. In 1965, during an extended stay in the United States, Alechinsky began to use acrylic paints, a medium that enabled him to forge his “graffiti” of lines, symbols, circles, texts and fabulous creatures into a united whole.

From the Sixties onwards Alechinsky increasingly collaborated with other artists. Publications appeared with poetic texts by various authors, which he illustrated with mythical animals. In the 21st century Pierre Alechinsky is as active as ever.

 

Editions

Louisiana

lithograph
1969
82 x 60 cm
Edition 300
Price on request

Cobroue

lithograph
1971
50 x 45 cm
Edition 150
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Cerclitude I

etching
1974
30 x 20 cm
Edition XV
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Cerclitude II

etching
1974
30 x 20 cm
Edition XV
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Cerclitude III

etching
1974
30 x 20 cm
Edition XV
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Boréalités

lithograph, etching
1976
76 x 56 cm
Edition 90
Price on request

Profil de Femme

lithograph
1977
30 x 21 cm
Edition 100
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Flying Objects

lithograph
1977
65 x 48 cm
Edition EA
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Flying Objects

lithograph
1977
65 x 48 cm
Edition 100
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Galactic Flying Objects

lithograph
1977
65 x 48 cm
Edition 100
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Out of the Woods

lithograph
1977
65 x 48 cm
Edition 100
Price on request

Chute Blanche

lithograph
1977
65 x 95 cm
Edition EA
Price on request

Untitled

lithograph
1978
32 x 24 cm
Edition EA
Price on request

Papier Traites

lithograph
1978
67 x 52 cm
Edition 99
Price on request

Papier Traites

lithograph
1978
67 x 52 cm
Edition 99
Price on request

Papier Traites

lithograph
1978
76 x 52 cm
Edition 99
Price on request

Papier Traites

lithograph
1978
67 x 50 cm
Edition 99
Price on request

Suite a Deux I (avec Karel Appel)

etching
1978
30 x 22 cm
Edition 50
Price on request

Suite a Deux II (avec Karel Appel)

etching
1978
30 x 22 cm
Edition 50
Price on request

Suite a Deux III (avec Karel Appel)

etching
1978
30 x 22 cm
Edition 50
Price on request

Suite a Deux IV (avec Karel Appel)

etching
1978
30 x 22 cm
Edition 50
Price on request

A Deux Pinceaux (avec Karel Appel)

aquatint, etching
1978
61 x 81 cm
Edition 75
Price on request

Expiration

lithograph, etching
1979
60 x 80 cm
Edition 100
Price on request

Promenade sur Plan

lithograph
1983
24 x 18 cm
Edition 75
Price on request

Arrondissement Gironde

lithograph
1983
42 x 15 cm
Edition 30
Price on request

Arrondissement 9

lithograph
1983
32 x 48 cm
Edition 99
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Arrondissement 11

lithograph
1983
32 x 48 cm
Edition 99
Price on request

Arrondissement 15

lithograph
1983
32 x 48 cm
Edition 99
Price on request

Arrondissement 19

lithograph
1983
32 x 48 cm
Edition 99
Price on request

La Jardinière

lithograph
1988
36 x 26 cm
Edition 90
Price on request

Ou êtes vous?

aquatint, etching
1988
90 x 185 cm
Edition HC 6/20
Price on request

Flora Damica

lithograph, etching
1991
40 x 28 cm
Edition 125
Price on request

Troll

lithograph, etching
1991
86 x 52 cm
Edition 99
Price on request

Cobra

lithograph, etching
1995
65 x 50 cm
Edition 99
Price on request

Gravure en Puisaye

etching
1997
36 x 28 cm
Edition 80
Price on request

Odessa Mama – Margelle

etching
1999
31 x 13 cm
Edition 80
Price on request

Nachtzomer I

etching
2002
35 x 27 cm
Edition 64
Price on request

Nachtzomer II

etching
2002
35 x 27 cm
Edition 64
Price on request

Nachtzomer III

etching
2002
35 x 27 cm
Edition 64
Price on request

Flagrant I

etching
2004
35 x 27 cm
Edition 75
Price on request

Flagrant II

etching
2004
35 x 27 cm
Edition 75
Price on request

Flagrant III

etching
2004
35 x 27 cm
Edition 75
Price on request

Coquilles

etching
2013
31 x 22 cm
Edition 60
Price on request

Papier

etching
2013
13 x 26 cm
Edition 99
Price on request

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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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