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Title

Jean Tardieu, the truth about monsters (letter to a visionary engraver)


Artist

Petr Herel

Australia

19 May 1943 -


About

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.


Details


Date

(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


Location

Not on display


Accession number

51.2008.1.a-s


Artist information

Petr Herel

Works in the collection

42