Pierre Alechinsky, ‘Untitled (from One Cent Life)’, 1964, Pascal Fine Art

Double lithograph as printed together with Walasse Ting poem, from the One Cent Life portfolio. Each sheet 16.25" x 11.5", as together 16.25" x 23". Original lithograph on white wove paper. Printed by Maurice Beaudet in Paris and published by E. W. Kornfeld, of Bern, Switzerland. Edition of 2000, unsigned as issued in the regular edition of Walasse Ting's '1¢ Life' portfolio of 1964. Superb impression with good strong colors. 2 pages joined together, as printed.

The '1¢ Life' portfolio included original lithographs by both the key players in the American Pop Art scene as well as masters of European Expressionism. The album also features poems by American/Chinese artist/poet Walasse Ting who spearheaded the project which was edited by Sam Francis.

Series: One Cent Life

Publisher: E.W. Kornfeld

Private Collection, Berlin

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