Pierre Alechinsky Starving Fireman 1979

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Artwork details

Artist
Title
Starving Fireman
Date 1979
Medium Etching on paper
Dimensions Image: 346 x 210 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Purchased 1981
Reference
P07521
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Catalogue entry

P07521 STARVING FIREMAN 1979

Inscribed ‘Alechinsky’ top centre and ‘1979’ and ‘4/30’
Etching, printed and published by Maeght Editeur, Paris, 13 5/8×8 1/4 (34.5×20.9)
Purchased from Maeght Editeur (Grant-in-Aid) 1981

One of a number of drawings and prints made on ‘found’ papers with manuscript or printing, dating from about 1977. The sheet is apparently from an old firestation daybook, and is so heavily light-stained as to appear almost singed; it is mounted on a sheet of thick handmade paper.

Published in:
The Tate Gallery 1980-82: Illustrated Catalogue of Acquisitions, London 1984

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