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Title

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

(2007)

Artist

Petr Herel

Australia

19 May 1943 –

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
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
  • 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
    Copyright
    © Petr Herel

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  • 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.

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