Jacques Hondelatte: One Can’t Engrave Lies in Marble

6 April — 18 May 2019

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The Thing of Léognan , 1984 Airbrush painting, ink, pencil on paper 37.1 x28 cm   “in the marble is engraved    It was on 3 January 1936 that a young Manuel Carrientos discovered what became known as ‘The Thing of Léognan’. We have never really understood when this object was first placed there, nor the circumstances of its appearance. Its material composition is also unknown to us, but we do know that the water in a nearby well had for a few weeks turned a purple colour. In the following year a Professor William Watters from MIT attempted to demonstrate that the radius of the curvature of the ‘thing’ equated exactly tothe height of the Great Pyramid of Giza divided by pi. But in the face of almost total indifference from scientific circles all research was subsequently abandoned.”

The Thing of Léognan, 1984
Airbrush painting, ink, pencil on paper
37.1 x28 cm

“in the marble is engraved

It was on 3 January 1936 that a young Manuel Carrientos discovered what became known as ‘The Thing of Léognan’. We have never really understood when this object was first placed there, nor the circumstances of its appearance. Its material composition is also unknown to us, but we do know that the water in a nearby well had for a few weeks turned a purple colour.
In the following year a Professor William Watters from MIT attempted to demonstrate that the radius of the curvature of the ‘thing’ equated exactly tothe height of the Great Pyramid of Giza divided by pi.
But in the face of almost total indifference from scientific circles all research was subsequently abandoned.”

Reminiscences / The visual mixer , 1985 Airbrush painting, pencil on paper 25.7 x 21.2 cm

Reminiscences / The visual mixer, 1985
Airbrush painting, pencil on paper
25.7 x 21.2 cm

Reminiscences / The open-air duplex: “Why doesn’t it hail in jewelry shops” (André Breton) , 1985 Airbrush painting, pencil on paper 25.7 x 21.2 cm

Reminiscences / The open-air duplex: “Why doesn’t it hail in jewelry shops” (André Breton), 1985
Airbrush painting, pencil on paper
25.7 x 21.2 cm

Reminiscences / The bookcase-staircase: finally walking on books , 1985 Airbrush painting, pencil on paper 25.7 x 21.2 cm

Reminiscences / The bookcase-staircase: finally walking on books, 1985
Airbrush painting, pencil on paper
25.7 x 21.2 cm

Reminiscences / The textile-staircase: change your mind as often as you change your underwear , 1985 Airbrush painting, pencil on paper 25.7 x 21.2 cm

Reminiscences / The textile-staircase: change your mind as often as you change your underwear, 1985
Airbrush painting, pencil on paper
25.7 x 21.2 cm

Untitled (Fountain of Time) No.2 , 1984 Airbrush painting, pencil on paper 26.8 x 19 cm

Untitled (Fountain of Time) No.2, 1984
Airbrush painting, pencil on paper
26.8 x 19 cm

Reminiscences / The wall of facilities: “Venice city against nature” (Chateaubriand ), 1985 Airbrush painting, pencil on paper 25.7 x 21.2 cm

Reminiscences / The wall of facilities: “Venice city against nature” (Chateaubriand), 1985
Airbrush painting, pencil on paper
25.7 x 21.2 cm

Reminiscences / The engine room , 1985 Airbrush painting, pencil on paper 25.7 x 21.2 cm

Reminiscences / The engine room, 1985
Airbrush painting, pencil on paper
25.7 x 21.2 cm

Reminiscences / The furniture-car,  1985 Airbrush painting, pencil on paper 25.7 x 21.2 cm

Reminiscences / The furniture-car, 1985
Airbrush painting, pencil on paper
25.7 x 21.2 cm

Reminiscences / The bath-pool for Rem Koolhaas, 1985 Airbrush painting, pencil on paper 25.7 x 21.2 cm

Reminiscences / The bath-pool for Rem Koolhaas, 1985
Airbrush painting, pencil on paper
25.7 x 21.2 cm

Reminiscences / The jumper-duvet , 1985 Airbrush painting, pencil on paper 25.7 x 21.2 cm

Reminiscences / The jumper-duvet, 1985
Airbrush painting, pencil on paper
25.7 x 21.2 cm

Reminiscences /  The pool and the mattress, the small, the dark, the cool, the tender , 1985 Airbrush painting, pencil on paper 25.7 x 21.2 cm

Reminiscences / The pool and the mattress, the small, the dark, the cool, the tender, 1985
Airbrush painting, pencil on paper
25.7 x 21.2 cm


Reminiscences / Assembly, shredding, destructuration , 1985 Airbrush painting, pencil on paper 34 x 27.3 cm

Reminiscences / Assembly, shredding, destructuration, 1985
Airbrush painting, pencil on paper
34 x 27.3 cm

Untitled (Fountain of time) No.1 , 1984 Airbrush painting, pencil on paper 24.2 x 20.6 cm

Untitled (Fountain of time) No.1, 1984
Airbrush painting, pencil on paper
24.2 x 20.6 cm

Station thermale, La Léchère (Savoie) No.122 , 1986 Airbrush painting, pencil on paper 30.3 x 27.2 cm

Station thermale, La Léchère (Savoie) No.122, 1986
Airbrush painting, pencil on paper
30.3 x 27.2 cm

 

Station thermale, La Léchère (Savoie) No.128 , 1986 Airbrush painting, pencil on paper 30.3 x 27.2 cm

Station thermale, La Léchère (Savoie) No.128, 1986
Airbrush painting, pencil on paper
30.3 x 27.2 cm

Station thermale, La Léchère (Savoie) No.125 , 1986 Airbrush painting, pencil on paper 30.3 x 27.2 cm

Station thermale, La Léchère (Savoie) No.125, 1986
Airbrush painting, pencil on paper
30.3 x 27.2 cm

Station thermale, La Léchère (Savoie) No.130 , 1986 Airbrush painting, pencil on paper 30.3 x 27.2 cm

Station thermale, La Léchère (Savoie) No.130, 1986
Airbrush painting, pencil on paper
30.3 x 27.2 cm

Station thermale, La Léchère (Savoie) No.126 , 1986 Airbrush painting, pencil and collage on paper 30.3 x 27.2 cm

Station thermale, La Léchère (Savoie) No.126, 1986
Airbrush painting, pencil and collage on paper
30.3 x 27.2 cm

Station thermale, La Léchère (Savoie) No.127 , 1986 Airbrush painting, pencil on paper 30.3 x 27.2 cm

Station thermale, La Léchère (Savoie) No.127, 1986
Airbrush painting, pencil on paper
30.3 x 27.2 cm

Station thermale, La Léchère (Savoie) No.129 , 1986 Airbrush painting, pencil on paper 30.3 x 27.2 cm

Station thermale, La Léchère (Savoie) No.129, 1986
Airbrush painting, pencil on paper
30.3 x 27.2 cm

Station thermale, La Léchère (Savoie) No.123 , 1986 Airbrush painting, pencil on paper 30.3 x 27.2 cm

Station thermale, La Léchère (Savoie) No.123, 1986
Airbrush painting, pencil on paper
30.3 x 27.2 cm

Station thermale, La Léchère (Savoie) No.7 , 1986 Airbrush painting, pencil on paper 30.3 x 27.2 cm

Station thermale, La Léchère (Savoie) No.7, 1986
Airbrush painting, pencil on paper
30.3 x 27.2 cm

Station thermale, La Léchère (Savoie) No.124 , 1986 Airbrush painting, pencil on paper 30.3 x 27.2 cm

Station thermale, La Léchère (Savoie) No.124, 1986
Airbrush painting, pencil on paper
30.3 x 27.2 cm

Station thermale, La Léchère (Savoie) No.121 , 1986 Airbrush painting, pencil on paper 30.3 x 27.2 cm

Station thermale, La Léchère (Savoie) No.121, 1986
Airbrush painting, pencil on paper
30.3 x 27.2 cm

Station thermale, La Léchère (Savoie) , 1986 Airbrush painting, pencil on paper 30.3 x 27.2 cm

Station thermale, La Léchère (Savoie), 1986
Airbrush painting, pencil on paper
30.3 x 27.2 cm