Pierre Alechinsky

The Hairdresser

1948

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Artist
Pierre Alechinsky born 1927
Original title
Le Coiffeur
Medium
Etching and aquatint on paper
Dimensions
Image: 140 x 97 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Purchased 1987
Reference
P77240

Catalogue entry

P77240 The Hairdresser 1948
Le Coiffeur

Etching and aquatint 140 × 97 (5 1/2 × 3 7/8) on Steinbach paper 364 × 268 (14 3/8 × 10 1/2) originally folded to form a four-page booklet comprising title-page, text, image and colophon; plate-mark 140 × 97 (5 1/2 × 3 7/8); image printed by Michel Olyff, Paris and text by l'E.N.S.A.A.D., Brussels; publisher not known; edition of 12 (numbered A-L)
Inscribed ‘H/L 1948 Alechinsky’ below image; printed inscriptions as seen presently on unfolded sheet: upside down t.l. ‘METIERS | 1 | le coiffeur | LUC ZANGRIE | P.ALECHINSKY’, with a printed text by Luc Zangrie b.l. ‘le coiffeur | ANCESTRALE TERREUR DE L'AU- | TOMNE, TOISONS TOISÉES PAR | LA GUERRE. NOUS SOMMES HAN- | TÉS PAR LE DIEU DES POUX, O | ABSALON ET VOUS LES TRIBUS | DELAWARE. AINSI PÉRIT CHA- | QUE JOUR UN HOMME A L'EN- | SEIGNE DES MOHICANS, RUE | LAFAYETTE 33bis.’ and upside down t.r. 'JUSTIFICATION | le coiffeur, premier feuillet de la série | “MÉTIERS” a été imprimé à L'ENSAAD | au nombre de 12 exemplaires marqués de | A à L en janvier 1948. | No H' (the ‘H’ written by hand)
Purchased from Galerie Maeght Lelong, Paris (Grant-in-Aid) 1987
Repr: ierre Alechinsky, Pierre Alechinsky: Les Estampes de 1946 à 1972, Paris 1973, p.23 no.45 (another impression)

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Published in:
Tate Gallery: Illustrated Catalogue of Acquisitions 1986-88, London 1996