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An image of Jean Tardieu, the truth about monsters (letter to a visionary engraver) by Petr Herel
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Alternate image of Jean Tardieu, the truth about monsters (letter to a visionary engraver) by Petr Herel Alternate image of Jean Tardieu, the truth about monsters (letter to a visionary engraver) by Petr Herel Alternate image of Jean Tardieu, the truth about monsters (letter to a visionary engraver) by Petr Herel

Petr Herel

(Australia 19 May 1943 – )

Title
Jean Tardieu, the truth about monsters (letter to a visionary engraver)
Year
(2007)
Media categories
Print, Book
Materials used
bound book: 19 leaves, 3 etchings, letterpress
Edition
12/30
Dimensions

28.0 x 37.5 cm book open; 27.9 x 18.4 x 0.7 cm book closed

Signature & date
Signed l.l on page 30 [part q], pencil "Petr Herel". Not dated.
Credit
Thea Proctor Memorial Fund 2008
Accession number
51.2008.1.a-s
Copyright
© Petr Herel
Location
Not on display
Further information

Petr Herel arrived in Australia in 1973 after studying and working in his native Czechoslovakia, and Paris. His work as an artist, and especially as a teacher in Melbourne and Canberra, have established him as a significant influence on Australian printmaking, especially in the area of artists books (He established the Graphic Investigation Workshop in 1979 at the ANU Canberra School of Art which continues to this day). This book includes a recent translation by Robert Jones of a text by the avant garde French poet and playwright Jean Tardieu (1903-95), written in 1980 in response to the etchings of Petr Herel.