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Last updated: 1/25/2017
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Pierre Alechinsky (Belgian, b. 1927): Boxes

The Dog King / Boxes / Central Park / Critters / Drawings / Faces / Grandes Marges / Hors Texte
Labyrinths / Landscapes / Margin and Center / Maps / Mark-Making / Screamers / Snakes / Transformations / Venice / Volcanoes

Pierre Alechinsky / Karel Appel / Corneille / Henry Heerup / Asger Jorn / Bengt Lindstrom / Lucebert / Carl-Henning Pederson
Antonio Saura
In the Chinese calendar, the Year of the Snake comes every twelve years. For Alechinsky, a founding member of COBRA (an acronym for the cities that contributed members to the group, Copenhagen, Brussels, and Amsterdam), the Year of the Snake can be an auspicious one. In 1977, also the Year of the Snake, Alechinsky was awarded the first Andrew W. Mellon Prize for Painting and executed one of the prints we are featuring, also called The Year of the Snake. In 1989, Alechinsky's Guggenheim retrospective which had been traveling in Europe for almost two years had finally come to its end, and now, in 2001, the Year of the Snake has come around again. We are featuring lots of Alechinsky's favorite images: Central Park, snakes, volcanoes, gardens, dog-kings, smiling crocodiles and sea monsters, and people existing as best they can in a world that often seems to invite extreme emotional responses. (Sometimes you just want to scream!)
Sur les douze coups de midi / the 12 strokes of noon (A. 381). Original color lithograph, 1969. 100 signed & numbered impressions plus xv artist's proofs. Image size: 510x730mm. Price: $4500.
L'epreuve II. Original color etching, 1989. 60 signed & numbered impressions on Gia Maja paper. Image size: 275x185mm. Price: $2000.
Vers l'eau (GL 26, 1990). Original color etching, 1987. 75 signed & numbered impressions. Image size: 150x126mm. Price: $2000.
Six lessons (A. 339) Original etching on handmadeJaponese rice paper, 1967. 30 signed & numbered impressions. One of Alechinsky's rarest and most beautiful prints. Image size: 180x240mm. Price: $3250 .
Encrier de voyage. Original color lithograph, 1984. 75 signed & numbered impressions on Arches wove paper; our impression is n. 59/75. In this work, from an open ink bottle, a swirl of ink arise like a genie from Aladdin's lamp and the map behind the white square (a blank sheet of paper?) a whole universe of images arises to cover the map upon which the design is imposed. Image size: 725x518mm (matted in a 36x28 inch sheet of archival acid-free museum board). Price: $3250.
Quadrichromie (A. 346). Original color lithograph, 1967. Published for the deluxe Paris edition of The Situationalist Times 6 in an edition of 2000 (+ 500 HC for contributors) by Editions Jacqueline de Jong, Paris. Printed by Clot, Bramson, et Georges, Paris. Image size: 273x213mm. Price: $750.
Oranges de binche (GL 36, 1990). Original color etching with pochoir, 1984. 75 signed & numbered impressions. Image size: 565x760mm. Price: $5000.
Lino-Litho VI (A. 468). Original lino-cut and color lithograph, 1970. 99 signed & numbered impressions. Price: 240x310mm. Price: $3250.

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