Willy d'Huyser, Brussels (label on the reverse).
Private collection, Belgium
"Et mon bureau?", 1990-1993. Signed Alechinsky; signed, titled and dated on the reverse.
Oil on paper laid down on two canvases.
Total 147 x 154 cm.
Accompanied by a certificate of the artist.
Inventory number Archives of the artist: 3045
Pierre Alechinsky is the only living member of the original group of CoBrA artists. Born in 1927, he can celebrate his 90th birthday this year. Since Alechinsky in 1965 created the work "Central Park", the relationship between the margin and the image's centre has played a special role: "I started out as a printer and I have made use of some of the craftman's notions, tricks or habits in my painting." ("Margin and Center", Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York. A conversation between Pierre Alechinsky and Michael Gibson, 1986 p. 15) Alechinsky understands the margin as an integral part of the whole work, a kind of manual for understanding and decoding the image's content on the border between the real world of symbols and the painting's seemingly abstract spaces.