This is a one-of-a kind collectors item. It is the softcover catalogue with stapled wraps published on the occasion of the above exhibition of mainly European CoBrA artists. Art collector Ole P. Nielsen however, collected personal signatures and many dedications from 10 of the artists in this catalogue.
It is thus UNIQUELY hand signed and/or dedicated by the following ten artists:
JEAN MESSAGIER ("Pour Ole/Amicalement/Jean Messagier")
MOGENS ANDERSEN (with a lengthy dedication in Danish)
PIERRE ALECHINSKY (dated 5/9/1981)
JORGEN HAUGEN SORENSEN
Other artists features in this exhibition catalogue, whose signatures were not obtained are:
This catalogue has 60 pages and measures 8.5 by 12 inches. There is notable wear to the covers (front and back), including some fading, staining, etc. but the inside pages are all in very good condition. It is filled with black and white and color illustrations of various sizes.
But what makes this catalogue absolutely unique and a true collectors' items is the 10 signatures that the Danish art collector/entrepreneur assiduously secured from the artists represented in this exhibition. NEVER have we --ever -- seen a volume with all ten of those artists signatures together.
A must have for fans of any of the above artists, for followers of the key expontents of the CoBrA movement (Asger Jorn, Pierre Alechinsky, etc.) and for collectors of rare artist books and autographs.
NOT ex-library. Note that the header image is a reproduction from inside the catalogue with the artist's dedication, and the actual cover itself is shown within the listing.
Signature: 10 hand signatures
About Pierre Alechinsky
Abstraction merges with representation in the paintings and prints of Pierre Alechinsky, known for combining colorful painting with black-and-white ink drawing. A founding member of CoBrA, a group that emphasized material and its spontaneous application, Alechinsky cultivated a lively aesthetic particularly evident in later acrylics and works on paper. Upon visiting Japan, he adopted the Eastern tradition of pouring ink onto the surface of paper spread out on the floor, rendering his subjects—erupting volcanoes, comically deformed creatures, waterfalls, dynamic skies—with a fluidity influenced by Japanese calligraphy. Personal legal and financial documents and often served as the base material for his works.
Belgian, b. 1927, Brussels, Belgium, based in France
About Carl-Henning Pedersen
Danish, 1913-2007, Copenhagen, Denmark, based in Copenhagen, Denmark
About Jan Voss
German, b. 1936
Fair History on Artsy
About Pierre Soulages
After moving to Paris in 1946, Pierre Soulages began using walnut stain to make gestural abstract paintings on paper and, by the 1950s, had begun using oil on canvas. Along with Hans Hartung, Georges Mathieu, Serge Poliakoff, and Jean-Paul Riopelle, Soulages is considered one of the major figures of post-war European abstraction, although he resisted attempts to link him with Art Informel or its American relative Abstract Expressionism, in particular claims that he drew inspiration from Franz Kline. One of Soulages main preoccupations has been with the interaction of light and reflection on black paint. In the “Outre Noir” (Beyond Black) series, he alternates areas of matte and gloss black paint, interrupting the smooth surfaces with ridges, scores, and gashes.
French, b. 1919, Rodez, France, based in Paris, France
Fair History on Artsy
About Jørgen Haugen Sørensen
Danish, b. 1934, Copenhagen, Denmark, based in Pietrasanta, Province of Lucca, Italy