• Christies auction house James Christie logo

    Sale 5837

    Post-War & Contemporary Art

    30 April 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 286

    Pierre Alechinsky (b. 1927)

    En Bandoulière

    Price Realised  


    Pierre Alechinsky (b. 1927)
    En Bandoulière
    signed 'alechinsky' (lower left); signed, titled and dated 'Alechinsky 1972 EN BANDOULIÈRE' (on the reverse)
    acrylic on paper laid down on canvas
    44¾ x 60in. (113.7 x 152.4cm.)
    Executed in 1972

    Contact Client Service
    • info@christies.com

    • New York +1 212 636 2000

    • London +44 (0)20 7839 9060

    • Hong Kong +852 2760 1766

    • Shanghai +86 21 6355 1766

    Special Notice

    No VAT will be charged on the hammer price, but VAT at 15% will be added to the buyer's premium which is invoiced on a VAT inclusive basis.
    Artist's Resale Right ("Droit de Suite"). Artist's Resale Right Regulations 2006 apply to this lot, the buyer agrees to pay us an amount equal to the resale royalty provided for in those Regulations, and we undertake to the buyer to pay such amount to the artist's collection agent.


    Acquired directly from the artist by the previous owner and thence by descent to the present owner.

    Pre-Lot Text

    When I paint, I liberate monsters... They are the manifestations of all the doubts, searches and groping for meaning and expression which all artists experience... One does not choose the content, one submits to it.
    Pierre Alechinsky


    Venice, Belgium Pavillion, 36th Venice Bienale, June-October 1972.