Louis Marcoussis

Planches de Salut (Long planks to salvation)

Planches de Salut (Long planks to salvation) by Louis Marcoussis

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Marcoussis took up serious printmaking at the beginning of the 1930s. Planches de salut were a series of ten etchings conceived as homages to his favourite authors, and were published by his dealer Jeanne Bucher. Co-operative endeavours between writers and artists were common during this period. Marcoussis rarely made prints after his paintings, but did on occasion work in reverse, developing the concentration of form and light effects which originated in the black and white medium. The term 'planche de salut' is slang for 'long plank to salvation'.

Title
Planches de Salut (Long planks to salvation)
Artist/creator
Production date
1931
Medium
etching
Dimensions
200 x 236 mm
Inscription
Verso; IVT (l.c.)
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1973
Accession no
1973/26
Copyright
No known copyright restrictions
Department
International Art
Display status
Not on display

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