Untitled. Original color lithograph, unknown year. Edition of E.A. (artist’s proof) signed and numbered impressions on Arches paper.
André Lanskoy was contemporary painter and printmaker born in Russia. He lived and worked in France and he is associated with the School of Paris and Tachisme. His figurative pictures inspired by Van Gogh, Matisse and Soutine, from his early period, turned into abstract expressions and he became one of the most important exponents of “lyric abstraction” within the “École de Paris”. It is not unusual for modern and contemporary artists that they have text or letters or messages in their artworks, especially in the post-war art such as Informalism. In this picture there is a statement: (eng.) “I also read in the newspapers that two cows came into a shop and asked for a tea book.”, which sounds like a sentence extracted from some surrealistic text.