Two panels. Each 80 x 60cm. Iris print on plastic.
A concrete work (“dactylographie”) originally conceived in 1956 and finally produced in this form in 1992. Blaine uses two found letters to create a new poetic work by crossing out the word leaving the poem “beneath” to be found from the debris of someone else’s text.
The poem reads thus:
ON PANEL 1: de bois vert/chant du pays/les artisans/nature morte/julien blaine/allauch-ventabren 1956-1957-1958
ON PANEL 2: Preface/je veux, comme le fleuve/mis dEjA /je ne regretterai/la pensee concrete de l’/une musique visuelle/l’hallucination des objets/la sensation vegetale/fait deriver/le chariot On the second panel handwritten in felt pen on back of the mount are the words: “dactylographic en 1956, corrige en 1992 exposition “sortie de quarantaine”, Roger Pailhas , Paris rue quincamopix.
Pailhas was the gallerist who first showed the work in exhibition.
Both panels together comprise the work. The distressed aspect of the image was of course apparent on the original found letters – the works in this format are in fine estate.
Price is for both panels together.