Claude Parent – Fourches (2009) is an original signed drawing, unique, from a series of India inks by the famous French architect. These drawings represent houses or cities of the Oblique Function. Often, a few human silhouettes remind us that these are not pure abstractions but architectures or urban landscapes, spaces that man can use as a path or habitat. It comes with a certificate of authenticity from the Claude Parent Archives in Paris, France.
Claude Parent (1923-2016) is an architect known for his refusal of an architecture following the orthogonal rule and for the theory of the Oblique Function that he developed with Paul Virilio. He continued all his life building and experimenting oblique architecture. His work challenged the orthogonal rule in architecture and inspired many renowned contemporary architects such as Jean Nouvel, Zaha Hadid, Frank Gehry, Daniel Libeskind, and many others. He is also the author of iconic houses and buildings in France, many of which are now classified as Historic Monuments. His designs and utopias are considered by many to be some of the finest architectural graphic works. The architect Jean Nouvel considers it the “Piranese of our time”. A major retrospective was devoted to him in 2010, and several books show how his innovative work anticipates that of deconstructivists, of contemporary architects or of the digital avant-garde. He won the Grand Prix National de l’Architecture in 1979 and was elected to the Academy of Fine Arts in 2005. His drawings, models, writings and plans are present in prestigious collections of art museums in Europe and in the United States such as the Pompidou Center, the San Francisco Moma, the New York MoMA, the City of Architecture and Heritage, the Heinz Architectural Center at the Carnegie Museum of Art and more. Visit the Claude Parent Archives to find out more: www.claudeparent.fr
Claude Parent: Fourches (2009).
Indian ink on paper, 8.3″ × 11.7″ (21cm x 29.7 cm – A4).
Other original signed drawings by Claude Parent on The Art Motion:
Ascension Oblique 2
Mixité Oblique 5
Sissable, 2011 (signed original 3)