Wednesday, 27 August 2008

Master of the crosshatch

Pierre Le-Tan, Trompe l'oeil 1998
Lot 192 Sotheby's Paris

Pierre Le-Tan, Interieur 1999
Galerie Bartsch & Chariau

Pierre Le-Tan, Salon du Dessin 1999
Galerie Bartsch & Chariau

Three of the eighteen covers Pierre Le-Tan has done for The New Yorker

Pierre Le-Tan was born 1950 in Neuilly near Paris. He learned how to draw in the studio of his father, the painter Le-Pho, a well known Indochinese born artist. After having spent three months at the Paris Academie des Arts Décoratifs, he decided to quit and aged hardly 18, published the first of numerous covers for The New Yorker.

Pierre Le-Tan’s drawings have been published in every prestigious periodical fromVogue to The World of Interiors and have brought him international acclaim. He has become a cult figure for a small set of bright and sophisticated aesthetes.

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Pamela Terry and Edward said...

So much movement in these.

HOBAC said...

PT&E - and yet so simple and subtle. There is an old World of Interiors' spread I'm looking for to post, it was fantastic. I love his work, there is something a little disturbing, a little off, about it. It might just be me though

Pigtown-Design said...

Bummer... not in that set!

HOBAC said...

fairfax - no, but now I am de-termined to find it. Just another 5 or 6 years of back issues to go through. Maybe 8...

the quarter rat said...

He's also quite a collector - I remember a WOI spread some years ago about some pictures he was selling off.

Is the spread you're talking about Cocteau's old apt. in the Palais-Royale?

HOBAC said...

quarter rat - a wonderful collection.

Hmm, no, I don't think that is the particular one. He did a room set out of his drawings. It was fantastic.
Now I'm going to have to look for the Cocteau abode as well...

An Aesthete's Lament said...

He has completed a room in America, for clients. Cannot wait to see it.