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Untitled, 1961

  • Pierre Alechinsky, Belgian, born 1927

Lithograph printed in color ink on wove paper

  • Sheet: 23 1/2 × 20 3/8 inches (59.7 × 51.8 cm)

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. S. Brooks Barron

66.134

Department

Prints, Drawings & Photographs

Signed, in pencil, lower right: recto and verso: Alechinsky

Inscribed, in pencil, lower left: recto and verso: proof of artist Inscribed, in blue, throughout lower image, clockwise, various inscriptions in French: Allez-y, | Expliquez-vous! [Go on, explain yourself!] Quoi? [What?] Il y a des limites [There are limits] NON, NON ET NON [NO, NO AND NO] Tenez, par exemple | moi, si j'avais le | temps, j'en ferais | autant [Take for example, myself, if I had the time, I'd do so much] parlons | sérieusement | à part la peinture | que faites-vois | dans la vie? [let's talk seriously, other than painting, what do you do in life?] Faut être un spécialiste, comme on dit. [Must be a specialist, as they say.] je ne | comprends | pas [I don't undestand] je n'y vois rien [I don't see anything] on a déjà fait | cela avant | la guerre [we already did this before the war] on devrait interdir [we should forbid]

S. Brooks Barron and Florence Barron

1966-present, gift to the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)

Pierre Alechinsky, Untitled, 1961, lithograph printed in color ink on wove paper. Detroit Institute of Arts, Gift of Mr. and Mrs. S. Brooks Barron, 66.134.