Artist Pierre Alechinsky, Belgian, born 1927
  • Untitled
Date 1961
Medium lithograph printed in color ink on wove paper
Dimensions Sheet: 23 1/2 × 20 3/8 inches (59.7 × 51.8 cm)
Credit Line Gift of Mr. and Mrs. S. Brooks Barron
Accession Number 66.134
Department Prints, Drawings & Photographs
Not On View
Signed Signed, in pencil, lower right: recto and verso: Alechinsky
Inscriptions 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]
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)