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I wanna be Alfred Jarry

 

Rainer Ganahl, For Alfred Jarry, Henry Rousseau, Various Painters, 1895/2012 ff
Oil or acrylic paint on canvas - various sizes

 

this is all part of my I WANNA BE ALFRED JARRY WORK

 

Alfred Jarry was a good friend of Henri Rousseau and named him for eternity Le Douanier. In 1895 Rousseau painted Jarry though the poet didn’t like the portrait and destroyed it without any documentation !!!

This work is an attempt to re-imagine this lost portrait.

Alfred Jarry was not a nice man. Today we would refer to him in street jargon as asshole. He stole from his friends, he cheated on his friends, he betrayed his friends, he insulted his friends. He never paid back his debts and never intended to do so. He was a misogynist and wasn't too appreciative of people in general. He even shot his friend in the arm and threatened critics with the gun he always carried with him. 

All my painters were not compensated . They are gifts - the same way they were given to Alfred Jarry.

Needless to say, I feel deeply ashamed of my unequal trade with these wonderful artists who portrayed me as Alfred Jarry in the  style of Henri Rousseau sticking to the artists own ways of seeing and painting.s

Hence--- hence I want to thank everybody as much as I can for their generosity and understanding as well as appoloigize for the unequal exchange..mimicking Jarry's personality.

I will not sell these painting and treat them like a gift but do assume artistic authorship the way Alfred Jarry did with his piece UBU who was mostly written by two of his classmats.

 

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Rainer Ganahl, For Alfred Jarry, Henry Rousseau, Sarah Ksieska, 1895/2015
acrylic spray paint on canvas (50 x 50 cm)

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Rainer Ganahl, For Alfred Jarry, Henry Rousseau, Tai Ogawa, 1895/2014
acrylic paint on canvas

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Rainer Ganahl, For Alfred Jarry, Henry Rousseau, Tamuna Sirbiladze, 1895/2014
acrylic paint on canvas

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Rainer Ganahl, For Alfred Jarry, Henry Rousseau, Salvatore Viviano, 1895/2014
Marker on canvas (40x 50 cm)

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Rainer Ganahl, For Alfred Jarry, Henry Rousseau, Nino Sakandelidze, 1895/2014
Oil on canvas

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Rainer Ganahl, For Alfred Jarry, Henry Rousseau, Mario Grubisic, 1895/2014
Oil or acrylic paint on canvas (40x 50 cm)

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the following works are part of my SWISS JARRY SHOW at HACIENDA

 

Rainer Ganahl, For Alfred Jarry, Henry Rousseau, Various Painters, 1895/2014
Oil or acrylic paint on canvas (40x 50 cm)

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Rainer Ganahl, For Alfred Jarry, Henry Rousseau, Urban Zellweger, 1895/2014

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Rainer Ganahl, For Alfred Jarry, Henry Rousseau, Walter Pfeiffer, 1895/2014

ink on paper, 40 x 50 cm

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Rainer Ganahl, For Alfred Jarry, Henry Rousseau, Armen Eloyan, 1895/2014

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Rainer Ganahl, For Alfred Jarry, Henry Rousseau, Thomas Sauter, 1895/2014

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these three painters belong portrait me in Leipzig during strange teaching 2014

LEIPZIGER SCHULE à la Alfred Jarry / Leipziger School for at home painting according to Alfred Jarry, 2014

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Rainer Ganahl, For Jarry, Henry Rousseau, Johanna Scielke, 1895/2014 
Oil or acrylic paint on canvas

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Rainer Ganahl, For Alfred Jarry, Henry Rousseau, Vitiko Schell, 1895/2014 
Oil or acrylic paint on canvas

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see making

 

Rainer Ganahl, For Jarry, Henry Rousseau, Fabian Drung, 1895/2014 
Oil or acrylic paint on canvas

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THIS SERIS OF WORSK WAS MADE FOR THE EXHIBITION I WANNA BE ALFRED JARRY, NEUHAUSEN, 2012

 

Rainer Ganahl, For AlfredJarry, Henry Rousseau, Joshua Meillier, 1895/2012
drawings

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Rainer Ganahl, For Alfred Jarry, Henry Rousseau, (ananymous ex-student of Georg Baselitz ), 1895/2012 
Oil ona board

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ps: I DO NOT INTEND to sell these paintings - they ought to stay in my own collection as a group to feed my own, my I"I wanna be Alfred Jarry' narcism

this work is also an artistic attempt of mine to align with ALFRED JARRY TURN ON AUTHORSHIP..

remember .. KING UBU -- UBU REX-(which made him really famous... as an artist and allowed him to be was mostly written by two other friends in hight school. but it was ALFRED JARRY.. who ran off with it to paris and sold it as AJ , as his own unique work.