Pierre Alechinsky Autograph

SKU: 8010798

Sale priceSFr.220,00


Autograph letter signed, one page, 8,25 x 10,5 inch, (Paris), 27.03.1958, in French, to Mr. Leymarie - concerning the presentation of `Calligraphie japonaise`* at the AICA** congress in Brussels, written and signed in blue ballpoint ink "Pierre Alechinsky", with intersecting letter folds, and very mild signs of wear - in fine to very fine condition.

In parts:
"Cher Leymarie,
   Madame Gille-Delafon m'a écrit pour me demandez de présenter `Calligraphie japonaise` au congrès de l`AICA à Bruxelles. Peux-tu emmener avec toi mes photos: Je n`ai pas le temps de retirer [...] 
   Bientôt, bien amicalement à toi - Pierre Alechinsky [...]"

"Dear Leymarie,
   Madame Gille-Delafon wrote to me to ask me to present `Calligraphie japonaise` at the AICA congress in Brussels. Can you take my photos with you: I don't have time to remove [...] 
   Soon, best regards - Pierre Alechinsky"

* `Calligraphie japonaise` is a film by Pierre Alechinsky (1957 - 16 minutes - B/W - 16 mm). Pierre Alechinsky made several trips to the Far East and in 1955 shot this documentary film on this traditional Japanese art in Kyoto.

** AICA - the International Association of Art Critics (`Association Internationale des Critiques d’Art`) was founded in 1950 to revitalize critical discourse, which suffered under Fascism during World War II. 

Further Information on the person

(1927-) Belgian artist. He has lived and worked in France since 1951. His work is related to tachisme, abstract expressionism, and lyrical abstraction.

Year of Birth: 1927

Biography (AI generated)

Pierre Alechinsky was born in Brussels, Belgium in 1927. As a child, he was fascinated by the arts and attended art school in Brussels. After completing his studies, he moved to Paris in 1949, where he became a part of the Cobra art movement. Alechinsky was heavily influenced by this movement, which was defined by its focus on spontaneous painting techniques, free-form shapes, and vibrant colors.

In the 1950s, Alechinsky began to create works utilizing a variety of media, such as painting, drawing and printmaking. He was particularly fond of painting the human figure and often experimented with the integration of text and images. He also explored the use of calligraphic elements in his paintings. His works often included abstract elements, such as circles, lines and curves.

Alechinsky's work has been exhibited in numerous galleries and museums around the world, including the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Centre Pompidou in Paris, and the Tate Modern in London. He has also participated in several biennials, including the Venice Biennale in 1966 and the São Paulo Biennial in 1973. In 1995, he was awarded the Order of Leopold, Belgium's highest honor.

In addition to his artistic practice, Alechinsky is also a prolific writer. He has published numerous books, including The Imaginary Museum (1970) and Labyrinths (1986). He has also contributed to various magazines and journals, including Artforum and Aujourd'hui. Alechinsky is also an accomplished printmaker and has collaborated with various publishing houses to produce prints of his work.

Alechinsky is widely recognized as one of the most important post-war European artists. His work has been influential for generations of artists and continues to inspire new generations of creative thinkers. His work has been featured in several major museum collections and is highly sought after by art enthusiasts and collectors. Alechinsky's art has been described as a combination of spontaneity, lyricism, and humor, which has helped to make him one of the most beloved artists of the modern era.

Pierre Alechinsky has had a long and distinguished career as an artist and continues to be a major figure in the world of art. He remains an inspiration to aspiring artists and continues to create works that capture the imagination of audiences around the world.

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