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Pierre Alechinsky
OCÉAN D'APPARTEMENT
Estimate
70,000100,000
LOT SOLD. 81,250 EUR
JUMP TO LOT
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Pierre Alechinsky
OCÉAN D'APPARTEMENT
Estimate
70,000100,000
LOT SOLD. 81,250 EUR
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

Z Collection

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Paris

Pierre Alechinsky
N. 1927
OCÉAN D'APPARTEMENT
signed; signed, dated 1967, titled and inscribed on the reverse
ink on paper laid down on canvas
153,5 x 187,5 cm; 60 7/16 x 73 13/16 in.
Executed in 1967.
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Provenance

Collection Z, Brussels (acquired directly from the artist)

Exhibited

Rotterdam, Boijmans van Beuningen Museum; Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris; Zürich, Kunsthaus; Darmstadt, Mathildenhöhe Darmstadt, Alechinsky, 16 November 1974 - 21 July 1975; catalogue, np., no. 7

Catalogue Note

Ink held a major place in the work of Pierre Alechinsky. He learned this technique at the beginning of the 50s thanks to Shiryu Morita, Yase Tabuchi, and Walasse Ting who were great calligraphy masters of that time. He created his first big ink on paper in 1957 and never stopped experimenting afterwards. This technique enabled him to carry on the formal researches that resulted in his famous “logograms” between artistic and poetic creation. In this work, the “logograms” unfold over the whole space of Océan d’appartement and create a new relationship between the fluid texture of the enantiomorph arabesques and the paper cherished by the artist for its grain and flexibility. The signs of Océan d’appartement take on a new dimension as they are drawn with the left hand –the untrained and “clumsy” one. They spread randomly, expressing thoughts in an overtly spontaneous manner, out of any rational control. 

Z Collection

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Paris