Sunday, October 7, 2012


André Dignimont
Etching for André Beucler, Un nouvel amour, 1927

While visiting in Nice last month,i took the time of course,to stop at the local weekly fleamarket held every Monday on the beautiful "court Saleya"...Nothing mind blowing there and certainly not in the vintage clothing field,beside some high end vintage clothing for women that is .Anyway,i managed to score an amazing original etching from one of my all time favorite artists the great Dignimont .Needless to say the vendor had ,thx God,no idea about who did this nice piece of art ,as it's not signed.I recognized Dignimont's work at first glance and made a ridiculous offer that was accepted ....lucky me . 
André Dignimont studied at the Académie Julian in Paris. His work consists largely of nudes and Parisian scenes in the manner of Jules Pascin,another one of my favorites along with Gus Bofa under whose influence he became one of the foremost illustrators of the period. André Dignimont was also using pochoirs and watercolors on his original etchings for a variety of projects such as illustrations he did for his friend Francis Carco, whose underrated novels of Paris low-life are full of street slang and sleaze,ideal the artist's style. Dignimont/Carco was and still is,what i consider the perfect collaboration for this kind of book .....


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