Alain Jacquet (FRENCH, 1939-2008)
Color silkscreen mounted on Plexiglas
21 x 27.5 x 6 cm
Nu et voiture
75 x 53 cm
Alain Jacquet was a French artist representative of the American Pop Art movement.
Jacquet was born in Neuilly-sur-Seine, France. Though he studied architecture at École des Beaux-Arts, as a painter he was an autodidact.
Camouflage Botticelli (Birth of Venus) (1963-64) is a famous work of his. In a series of camouflage paintings, he often used motifs from older, very famous paintings, such as in this case from the painting The Birth of Venus by Sandro Botticelli. Jacquet also borrowed the form of Manet's Luncheon on the Grass, which itself had referred to the 1515 engraving The Judgment of Paris by Raimondi.
Jacquet lived in New York and Paris and taught at the École Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs. He was married (1992) to Sophie Matisse, great-granddaughter of the French Fauvist artist Henri Matisse. Jacquet died in Manhattan.