archives Jean-Dominique CARRE Contemporary Art
avant-gardes of the sixties and seventies
10 rue de la grande chaumière f -75006 paris france
tel. (33)(0) 1 43 54 12 64
archives.carre (at) wanadoo.fr
http://archives.carre.pagesperso-orange.fr

 

 




ernest t.........................

 

 

ERNEST T., aka TAROOP & GLABEL, aka LES ARTISTES HEUREUX


Ernest-T-Anticlerical-2

 

 

Presentation of Ernest T. by the Cabinet du livre d'artiste, Université de Rennes2:

(…)."The artist who wants to make a name for himself has found nothing better than to paint his name (12)", declares Ernest T. His name being "T.", since March 13, 1986, Ernest T. realizes the zero paintings, having as a model the geometric patterns of the Arab culture (other than the arabesque) in which a form (in this case the letter "T") repeats and composes with itself by completely filling a surface. Painted in red, yellow and blue, which is reminiscent of Mondrian's painting (to which, moreover, he also devotes the attention of a collector...), this letter gives rise to geometric abstract paintings, a flagship practice of the modern painting. But with Ernest T., these paintings often appear in the second degree, as confronted with incredulity, and this in particular through the printed matter, the paintings being either integrated into satirical drawings or photos, or accompanied by various printed comments, etc. This set of elements of Ernest T.'s pictorial project therefore questions the origin and status of abstraction in modern art, where two traditions of modernity clash. One, largely absent from the history of art, that of the Incoherents, which systematically favored failure over idealization (Ernest T. makes null paintings), is particularly rich in an impressive number of monochromes, whose justification was always anecdotal: abstraction needed a joke or a Witz to exist. The other tradition, that of the avant-gardes, begins in 1911 and systematically seeks to legitimize abstraction through very serious theories and refined conceptualizations, not hesitating to flirt for this with theology (as with Malevich or Mondrian). Do the avant-gardes therefore renew or betray the modernity that was gradually built up during the 19th century? (…)."


Taroop-Foot-Chinois-Verso


...............................................................................................................................…



ERNEST T., alias TAROOP & GLABEL, alias LES ARTISTES HEUREUX

 

 

 

ERNEST T.

The First Text in Voynich

ERNEST T. 

The First Text in Voynich

Artist's book.
Completely unreadable book (unlesss speaking Voynich).
Author and publisher names, title, text, publication place name and date written in “Voynich”.
The only readable, understandable text is in English, printed on a strip of paper surrounding the book with the text: “The first text in Voynich”.
15 pp. Text printed in black on white paper.
Stapled.
21 x 15 cm.
Self-published, n. p., n. d. (c.1978)
As new.
Ernest T.:
"18-page brochure in unlisted characters, in an unknown language. Circa 1979. Mentioned in the catalogue of the Rouen artists' book exhibition, 1982."

 

 

 

ERNEST T.

Littérature, Censure (Literature, Censorship)

ERNEST T.

Littérature, Censure

Artist's books.
Three small artist's books with white cardboard covers included in a white cardboard slipcase.
On each of the booklets, the title, author and publisher names on the front cover are printed in an unknown language and font (Voynic).
The text, printed in this same font and language, has its lines more or less obliterated, except for one book, whose “text”, still in this font and language, is not “censored”.
17.6 x 12.5 cm.
Voinic Diffusion, AL-Iskandarïyah, Bergama, Berlin, Paris, Roma, n. d.
Fine.
Ernest T.:
"Three books in voinic under slipcase. Same text on all three books. The 2nd is page after page, erased by a silkscreen passage in white ink. The 3rd is redacted by an offset passage in black ink. Mention (fictional?): the offset diffusion of the vionic, Alexandria, Bergamo, Berlin, Paris, Rome. Around 1980. In catalogue Livres d'Artistes, Rouen, 1982."

 

 

 

ERNEST T.

Ghislain MOLLLET-VIEVILLE Catalogue des œuvres de Ernest T. disponibles chez Ghislain MOLLLET-VIEVILLE, marchand d'art contemporain à Paris. (catalogue of works by Ernest T. available from Gallery Ghislain MOLLLET-VIEVILLE, contemporary art agent in Paris)

Ghislain MOLLLET-VIEVILLE Catalogue des œuvres de Ernest T

Arist's book.
(18)pp. including the cover.
Printed in photocopy in black on white paper.
Stapled.
29.7 x 21 cm.
1984.
Small bump to the upper right corner of the page serving as the front cover but in very good condition overall.

 

 

 

LES ARTISTES HEUREUX (ERNEST T.)

Les Artistes Heureux Exposent leur Point de Vue (Happy Artists Express their Point of View)

ERNEST-T-Les Artistes Heureux

Artist's book.
10pp. 4 full-page black and white reproductions.
Staple binding.
21 x 10.5 cm.
Self-published, (Paris), 1987.
As new.

 

 

 

(ERNEST T.) CLOACA MAXIMA 1985 – 1988 (All published.)

Ernest-T. Cloaca Maxima

Artist periodical. Monthly.
Each issue consists of a sheet of yellow paper printed in brown on one side only.
21 issues in 26 sheets (+ 5bis, 5ter, 9bis and no.10 in 2 sheets).
1st issue: December 1985; last issue January 1988, i.e. 26 publications (24 + 2 bis).
2 sheets of white paper printed in black, one, title page, with this text "CLOACA MAXIMA", the other, in fine, errata page.
In total 27 sheets, loose, slipped into a yellow-orange cardboard folder with flaps with a large label of white paper affixed on its front side, with the title printed black.
Sheets: 29.7 x 21 cm.
Cardboard folder: 32 x 23.9 cm.
Self-published, 1985-1988, (Paris).
All published.
As new.
Unspecified edition size, certainly very limited.
Under the direction of Ernest T., each issue is generally designed in collaboration with Ernest T: with Dorothée Fraim (no.1) December 1985; Ernest T. alone (no.2) February 1986l; with Georges Psalman (no.3) March 1986; with Claude Georges (no.4) April 1986; with A.-L. Plurabelle (no.5) April-May 1986; with François Guinochet (no.bis) May 1986; with Guy Maréchal (no.6) June 1986; with Philipppe Cazal (no.7) September 1986, with Hans Lechner (no.8) October 1986; Ernest T. alone (no.9) November 1986; with Claude Rutault (no.9bis) November 1986; Ernest T. alone (no.10) December 1986; Ernest T. alone (no.11) January 1987; Ernest T. alone (no.12) February 1987; with Noëlle Charbaud (no.13) March 1987; Ernest T. alone (no.14) April 1987; with Guy Maréchal (no.15) May 1987; with René Mettler (no.16) June 1987; Daniel Bosser/Michel Tournereau only them both (no.17) September 1987; Ernest T. alone (no.18) October 1987; Claude Rutault alone (no.19) November 1987; with Sylvain Depoorter (no.20) December 1987; with Sylvain Depoorter (no.21) January 1988.
Ernest T.:
"Documents about art that deserve to be known or highlighted. The title, the choice and the juxtapositions take the place of comments; however, Cloaca Maxima" absolutely refuses to make morals".
Reference: CDLA, Ernest T. inv. 467 12/1 - 28.



 

 

 

ERNEST T.

Art Dept. 77 Selected Goods, catalogue 1990

ERNEST-T. Art Dept.

Exhibition catalogue/Artist monograph.
45pp. Text in French and English.
Soft cover, pictorial cover.
21 x 21 cm.
B/w and color reproductions.
Gabrielle Maubrie Gallery, Paris; Eric Franck, Geneva, 1990.
Exhibition at the galleries Gabrielle Maubrie, Paris and Éric Frank, Geneva.
A true retrospective, selection of all genres of works by Ernest T.
As new.
Ernest T.:
"In the art department, 77 selected artistic goods. Various works from 1978 to 1990.
Quad. French-English 48 p. 1990.

 

 

 

ERNEST T.

Galerie de MM. Pereire, Résumé du catalogue de Tableaux Anciens et Modernes (...) Annoté par un Témoin Gallery of Messrs. Pereire, Summary of the catalogue of Ancient and Modern Paintings (...) Annotated by a Witness)

ERNEST-T. Vente Tableaux

Artist's book.
Facsimile of the original catalogue of the sale of paintings, with handwritten results and annotations, at the Galerie Pereire, sale on March 6, 7, 8 and 9, 1872, reproduced in photolithography.
Staple binding.
26.2 x 16.2cm
Le Comique de Répétition and ERNEST T., (Paris), 1990.
As new.
Reference:
CDLA, inv. 422 12.

 

 

 

ERNEST T.

Untitled (Il ne faut rien comprndre ...)

Ernest-T. 12 Feuilles Texte

Artist's publication.
12 sheets, loose, printed in black on one side only.
Text in French.
One text a sheet.
Each text page has a thumbnail header, with a small mounted gold paper chip pasted over the thumbnail.
Each sheet: 29.7 x 21 cm.
Self-published, n. d., (Paris).
Unspecified edition size.
Anticlerical, scatological, anti-religious, anarchist, bawdy, derision, ironic, provoking texts. Very French spirit although Belgian. Each text has a different editor, such as "L’Église de l’Unité Scatologique et Apostolique”, La Centrale Scatologique des Journalistes”, “l'Association des Familles Scatologiques”, “La Renaissance Scatolgique” (the “Church of Scatological and Apostolic Unity”, The Scatological Central of Journalists”, “The Association of Scatological Families”, “The Scatological Renaissance”) and others.
As new.

 

 

 

ERNEST T.

Premiers Dessins; Treize Dessins Dialogués de 1963; Dessins Légendés de 1963; Dessins sans Légende 1964-1974; Dessins Improbables 1989-1994; Dessins avec Légende de 1995 (Early Drawings; Thirteen Dialogued Drawings of 1963; Captioned Drawings from 1963; Drawings without Caption 1964-1974; Improbable Drawings 1989-1994; Drawings with Caption from 1995)

ERNEST T. DESSINS

ERNEST T. DESINS-2

6 artist's books.
6 notebooks.
Each: Unpaginated.
10.5 x 14.8 cm (or 14.8 x 10.5 cm),
16pp. of offset full-page black and white drawings.
Staple binding.
Self-published, Le Moteur à Éponges, Paris, c. 1995.
SUnspecified size of the edition, certainly very limited.
"Premiers Dessins", "BAGIRÖE"; "Treize Dessins Dialogués de 1963", "MÉTÉO 1993"; "Dessins Légendés de 1963", "Le Comique de Répétition"; "Dessins sans Légende 1964-1994", "AFFENARSCH 1994"; "Dessins Improbables 1989-1994", "TVMVLVS"; "Dessins avec Légende de 1995".
Literature:
Galerie Sémiose, Paris: "Through detour, manipulation of images and even plagiarism, enhanced by language games and caricatural drawings, the artist examines the art world from the perspective of its turpitudes, greed and other pretensions" Galerie Sémiose, Paris: "Through detour, manipulation of images and even plagiarism, enhanced by language games and caricatural drawings, the artist examines the art world from the perspective of its turpitudes, greed and other pretensions". .
Ernest T.:
"the 'graphic work of Ernest T'. 6 small self-published formats. The jokes of calendars that we peel off as works of graphic art (French drawing), the anonymous vignettes to illustrate a catalogue of pranks and catches (small rash things).
Reference:
CDLA, inv. 439-444 12.

 

 

 

TAROOP & GLABEL

Taroop & Glabel Flask   Taroop-LivreABoire-Dessin

Multiple.
Flask for alcohol in the shape of an ancient bound book, very possibly in papier-mache.
Spine with 3 nerves, with cork stopper and cord connecting it to the flask.
14.8 x 10.5 x 4.6 cm.
Edited in X copies, this one n. V/X, size of the edition and signature "T&G" engraved in the tall bottom also wearing an original small drawing in black ink.
As new.

 

 

 

TAROOP & GLABEL, compilateurs, présentent (TAROOP & GLABEL, compilers, present THE BOOK OF TAXES)

LE LIVRE DES TAXES

TAROOP & Glabel TAXES

Artist's book.
34pp.
Title printed in red on title page.
Wrappers, printed dust jacket.
21 x 16 cm.
Éditions à Bruit Secret, n. p., 1993.
Colophon:
“Of this work, printed on May twenty, one thousand nine hundred and ninety-three (...) 150 copies were printed. The first hundred and fifty were numbered from 1 to 50 and bearing the stamp of the Santa Frottola Library and the seal of the auxiliaries of purgatory and the following hundred from 51 to 150. The whole constituting the original edition”.
This copy is one of the 100, numbered by hand in black pencil in the colophon.
Fine.
Ernest T.:
"Le Livre des Taxes is a catalogue of rates to be absolved of all sins. This could range from the most trivial things (wearing shoes "à la poulaine") to the most serious acts (premeditated assassinations). All these exemptions and absolutions were still practiced at the beginning of the 15th century. The adversaries of the papacy used this book as a formidable weapon. The Roman curia tried in vain to destroy the existing copies. There are several editions, very rare, and one, published in Paris in 1520, with privilege of the king.
An edition of 300 copies was made in 1879. Taroop & Glabel, acting here as compilers, have had this surprising work reissued."

 

 

 

TAROOP & GLABEL

Éditions Domestiques et Autres (Domestic Editions and others)

TAROOP & GLABEL INVITATI ARCHIVES

Invitation card.
Invitation to opening of the exhibition "Éditions Domestiques et Autres" (Domestic Editions and Others by Taroop & Glabel at ARCHIVES', 52 rue Mazarine, 75006, Paris.
Letterpress on heavy white laid paper, on one side.
10.3 x 14.8 cm.
Self-published, Paris, 1999.
Exhibition of all editions, artist' books, multiples by Taroop & Glabel. A real retrospective.
Exhibition on Thursday May 6 from 5 to 8 p.m., "Evening dress desired".
As new.

 

 

 

ERNEST T.

BRUNNER, Manfred; SOMMER, Peter-Jurgen. Henri Rousseau der Zöllner (1844-1910). Bilder aus der Sammlung Ernest T.

ERNEST T.ROUSSEAU

"Exhibition catalogue". Artist's book.
48pp. Bilingual French-German text (30pp) by Manfred Brunner and Peter-Jurgen Sommer: “Offene Verstecke - Gespräche über Henri Rousseau / Badly Kept Secrets - Interview on Henri Rousseau”; 12 full-page color illustrations.
Soft cover with dust jacket.
28 x 21 cm.
Zentrum für offene Kulturarbeit, Mönchengladbach; Hiltrud Jordan Galerie, Köln, 1994.
Edition of unnumbered 1,000. Fine.
Cabinet du livre d'artiste, Université de Rennes2:
“(…) The third example fr<q<sqzer§trseqom the work of Ernest T. is his interest in Henri Rousseau, an emblematic artist of naïve painting, but whom he undoubtedly considers as an exemplary figure of modernity. It was Ernest T. who brought together in his old collection a series of lost paintings by Douanier Rousseau, made according to their titles and dimensions, and which were exhibited in 1994 in Mönchengladbach. The interview published in the catalogue of this exhibition allows us to better understand the reasons for the choice made by the artist to present the missing part of Rousseau's work. His "sketches clearly show that he had an alternative in terms of pictorial rendering", asserts Manfred Brunner, a position which corresponds to the definition of the modern artist proposed by Peter-Jürgen Somme: "a modern artist knows that he can, if he wants to, master perspective, but if he gives it up, it's because his work doesn't need it"; same thing for color: "One could say that Rousseau already uses color freely - and in the modern spirit - according to its own value". And Sommer adds that Rousseau "developed [...] a personal pictorial language that is completely removed from naturalism)". If there is a conclusion in this interview, it is announced from its beginning, in the words of Manfred Brunner: "Rousseau was spontaneously a modern rather than a naive artist"; and more developed: "I think that Rousseau never had a notion of modern art, that he understood nothing of these revolutionary changes that were taking place in his time. He was and remained deeply naive. His naivety imposed certain limits which he was incapable of overcoming […] But he also had considerable freedom to choose his means and develop them.) In other words, to be a truly modern artist is not so much to follow a movement, be it historical, to have this freedom and this spontaneity that Henri Rousseau had, and which allowed him to develop his own language. The same could be said of Marcel Duchamp.”

 

 

 

TAROOP & GLABEL, Collectif Vitaly Glabel / Joan Taroop (Ernest T.)

Nourrissons des Muses. (Let's feed Muses. Or Muses' babies?).

TAROOP & GLABEL MUSES

Artist's book.
62pp.
Text in French.
Soft cover, square-back, sewn.
Pink matte coated paper jacket, white printing.
White bulky paper pages.

21.5 x 12.4 cm.
Éditions Voix Richard Meier, Paris, 1995.
Edition of 300 signed and numbered 1 to 300, + 30 numbered I to XXX with an intervention by the author.
This copy is signed an numbered, no. 28 in black pencil in the colophon.
This book presents the poems: Taroop et Glabel: "Apostrophes et renvois (Apostrophes and referrals)"; Vitaly Glabel: "Le divin et les succédanés (The divine and the substitutes)"; Joan Taroop: "Apostrophes et renvois (Apostrophes and referrals)", reproductions de panneaux de texte découpé réalisés avec du plastique adhésif; Joan Taroop: "Quelques petits calligrammes (A few small calligrams"; Viatly Glabel: "Donner son (Give one's)".
Published on the occasion of the exhibition "Ah Dieu! Que la guerre est jolie" at the Synagogue of Delme, contemporary art space from January 14 to February 18, 1995.
Presentation text in French by Ralph Strondlak on the dust jacket flaps.
This title "Nourrissons des Muses" could very possibly be in French a play of words by Taroop & Glabel, which, if translated literally into English, would render this: "Let's feed the Muses" or "The Babies of Muses".

Ernest T.:
"Catalogue published for their first exhibition in France in 1995. Presentation of their works "drowned" in a book of poems, to cover their tracks."

 

 

TAROOP & GLABEL, Collectif Vitaly Glabel / Joan Taroop (Ernest T.)

Nourrissons des Muses. (Let's feed Muses).

TAROOP & GLABEL MUSES

Artist's book.
62pp.
Text in French.
Soft cover, square-back, sewn.
Pink matte coated paper jacket, white printing.
White bulky paper pages.

21.5 x 12.4 cm.
Éditions Voix Richard Meier, Paris, 1995.
Edition of 300 signed and numbered 1 to 300, + 30 numbered I to XXX with an intervention by the author.
This copy is unnumbered and has, added in the colophon page, the mention handwritten in black pencil: "And 9 corrections", signed by "T. & G.
".
This book presents the poems: Taroop et Glabel: "Apostrophes et renvois (Apostrophes and referrals)"; Vitaly Glabel: "Le divin et les succédanés (The divine and the substitutes)"; Joan Taroop: "Apostrophes et renvois (Apostrophes and referrals)", reproductions de panneaux de texte découpé réalisés avec du plastique adhésif; Joan Taroop: "Quelques petits calligrammes (A few small calligrams"; Viatly Glabel: "Donner son (Give one's)".
Published on the occasion of the exhibition "Ah Dieu! Que la guerre est jolie" at the Synagogue of Delme, contemporary art space from January 14 to February 18, 1995.
Presentation textin French by Ralph Strondlak on the dust jacket flaps.
This title "Nourrissons des Muses" could very possibly be in French a play of words by Taroop & Glabel, which, if translated literally into English, would render this: "Let's feed the Muses" or "The Babies of Muses".

Ernest T.:
"catalogue
published for their first exhibition in France in 1995. Presentation of their works "drowned" in a book of poems, to cover their tracks.

 

 

 

TAROOP & GLABEL

HISTOIRE NATURELLE no.1. Le Pape et le sapin de Noël ont cette particularité d’avoir
des boules uniquement décoratives.

(NATURAL HISTORY No.1. The Pope and the Christmas tree have this particularity of having only decorative balls)

TAROOP& GLABEL PAPE   TAROOP-PAPE-Verso

Artist postcard from the “Natural History” series.
10.5 x 15 cm.
Printed in black, heightened by hand in gold ink pencil on the recto.
Both sides.
Text on the verso, handwritten in gold ink, signed: "My secretariat reports that I am in the Southwest until Sunday. Blessings, Ernest".
Posted to Jean-Dominique Carré, June 17, 1999.
Collection "Collect the Beautiful Images of Taroop".
Top corner bumped. Fine nonetheless.

 

 

 

TAROOP & GLABEL Décorateurs

TAROOP & GLABEL CHEQUE

Unique.
Bank check given to Ernst T. by ARCHIVES LIBRAIRIE in payment for one of their book Archives Library sold, which TARROP & GLABEL returned with several black ink rubber ink stamps, thus transforming the check into a work of art.
Black ink rubber stamps, in black ink: "TAROOP & GLABEL"; "ST-LEU PARISH, DIOCESE OF PARIS"; "TAROOP & GLABEL Decorators"; "SECT OR RELIGION?"; "ASSOCIATION OF PAINTERS PAINTING WITH THE HAND"; "PROFIT-PROFIT ASSOCIATION FOR THE EXPLOITATION OF THE POOR".
8.1 x 17.5 cm.
(1997).
As new.

 

 

 

TAROOP & GLABEL

"So that the humanist tradition continues this year again"

Taroop & Glabel Maciunas   Taroop-Maciunas-Verso


Handwritten by Taroop & Glabel on the verso in black ink: "So that the humanist tradition continues this year again".
10,5 x 15 cm.
Illegible date.
Signed by the black ink rubber stamp "Taroop & Glabel".
Postcard from the collection "Chefs d'œuvres de tous les temps sélectionnés par Taroop & Glabel" ("All-time masterpieces selected by Taroop & Glabel").
As new.

 

 

 

TAROOP & GLABEL

L'Équipe Nationale Chinoise de Football (The Chinese National Football Team)

TAROOP-Foot-Chinois-Recto

TAROOP-Foot-Chinois-Verso

Greeting letter.

A sheet of white paper, printed in black.
On the recto:"The Chinese national football team having been unable, after five successive years, to qualify for the 1998 World Cup, it has just presented its apologies to the people." We are overwhelmed with remorse and berate ourselves. We want to say sincere forgiveness to everyone," the Chinese XI told him.
Black ink rubber stamp "Religion or Sect?" in the lower right corner.
On the verso, handwritten text in black ink and signature "Taroop & Glabel" (rubber stamp)::
"After the ultra-liberal liberalism, the dictatorship of the bowl game. With the best wishes from Ernest T. and kind regards from TAROOP & GLABEL"
.
21 x 29,3 cm.
Folded in three for mailing purpose.
"Signed" by Taroop & Glabel with a black ink rubber stamp.
In its mailing envelope.
Mailed on the 01/07/1998 (postmark).

Fine.

 

 

 

Vitaly GLABREL

Sur deux Rouleaux



Artist's book.

19pp.+1.
Text in French printed in black on white paper.
Self-published, sl. n.d. (presumably 90s).
Short texts presented in the form of free verse poems. 80 € As new.

 

 

 

 

TAROOP & GLABEL CDLA: L

CROIRE RIRE CROIRE BOIRE (
(BELIEVE, LAUGHTER, BELIEVEE, DRINK)

Taroop & Glabel Rire Croire Boire

Unique.

Collage.
Under frame liner and framed under glass.
Collage, unframed: 17.8 x 26.2 cm.
Framed: 31.5 x 41.5 cm.

 

 

 

 

"Signed" on a paper label glued on the back:
"TAROOP & GLABEL believe in the virtue of collage”.
("Taroop & Glabel", black ink rubber istamp and "believe in the virtue of collage", handwritten in blue ballpoint pen).
Dated 17-09-1999.
Gift of the artist.
As new.

Taroop-Glabel-Signature

 

 

 


 

 

...........................................................................

 

Quoted bibliography:

CDLA, Centre du Livre d'Artiste,
1 place Attane
87500 Saint-Yrieix-la-Perche
,

 

 

by appointment

contact by e-mail

 

 

 

 

 


We are interested in purchasing artist books, multiples, prints and unique works of art by this artist.
Please contact us.

Nous sommes intéressés par l'achat de livres d'artiste, estampes, multiples et oeuvres uniques de cet artiste.
Merci de nous contacter.


 

 

.

 
 


 

.

 

Jean-Dominique CARRE Post-War and Contemporary Art
a r c h i v e s
Jean-Dominique Carre

avant-gardes of the sixties and seventies

sur rendez-vous - contact par e-mail
by appointment - contact by e-mail

10 rue de la grande chaumière
f -75006 paris
france
archives.carre (at) wanadoo.fr
http://archives.carre.pagesperso-orange.fr



top--home--artists -new


.