Chevalier by TAl R
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Chevalier by TAl R

'Chevalier' (a gentleman rider or knight) evokes a lot of associations.

From the last french executioner Marcel Chevalier (born 1921), who held this office till the abolition of the death penalty in the 1981 (and who was also a letterpress printer) to Franz von Papen (1879 – 1969), vice chancellor in Hitler‘s first Cabinet, who was called 'Chevalier' by his enemies and rivals to the French actor Maurice Chevalier (1888 – 1972) who could have been seen on screen noticeably often in uniforms. 

The uniform is the recurrent element in Tal Rs artist book 'Chevalier'. Sometimes just the Napoleonic appearing military coat, sometimes Wilhelmian with varying militarian headdresses. These 'Chevalier'-illustrations vary in parts between naive-raw still lifes, childish drawn women and animals and mirror-inverted, commentarial lettering.

Artist book with 96 single-coloured original linocuts by Tal R
Paperback, 98 pages, 24×32 cm, edition of 1000

About Tai R

Tal R is an artist based in Copenhagen. Tal R studied at Billedskolen, Copenhagen, 1986–1988 and at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, 1994–2000. Tal R was born in Israel but moved to Denmark with his family when he was one year old. He graduated from the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts in 2000