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  • Works (1975–2002), from the collection of Jean-Luc Nancy
  • François Martin

Born in 1945, François Martin lives and works in Paris. He has taught for many years at the École supérieure d’art du Havre. He has also taught workshops around the world, including in China, Africa, and South America. He and Jean-Luc Nancy have collaborated in a creative back-and-forth for decades: Nancy has introduced and commented on Martin’s art; Martin’s work has appeared in books authored by Nancy (the first eighty copies of Nancy’s 2000 Le regard du portrait each contained an original watercolor by Martin). Other joint projects include NIUM (1992), Taureau, Totem (2004), Trop (2005), and Trait d’union (2006).

Their collaboration began in 1977 when François Martin, having completed 312 drawings in five days, made a phone call to Jean-Luc Nancy, whom he had never met, to ask him to write something that would introduce the series of drawings. Nancy agreed and soon the drawings were exhibited with an introduction by the philosopher, and with the title he provided: Poncifs.

For this issue of diacritics, the two friends selected only works by Martin that are in the personal collection of Jean-Luc Nancy. The artwork was photographed by Nancy himself and thus, he wishes to add, not professionally. The guest editors of this issue and the editors of diacritics thank Jean-Luc Nancy and François Martin for their generosity in providing the art that appears on the cover and throughout this issue. [End Page 120]


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François Martin
ÉQUILATÉRAL, ISOCÈLLE, 2006
Graphite, ink, and oil pastel on cardstock, 24 × 11 cm
Courtesy of Jean-Luc Nancy
(Page 5)


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François Martin
ÉDITION DE TÊTE, 2000
Watercolor on paper, 20 × 11 cm
The first eighty copies of Nancy’s Le regard du portrait (Éditions Galilée, 2000) each contained an original water-color by François Martin.
Courtesy of Jean-Luc Nancy
(Page 7)


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IMAGE: François Martin
LA DAME, 1985
Watercolor on paper, 31 × 25.2 cm
Courtesy of Jean-Luc Nancy
(Page 27)


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IMAGE: François Martin
POUR BOU, 2000
Acrylic on paper, 35 × 42 cm
Courtesy of Jean-Luc Nancy
(Page 51)


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IMAGE: François Martin
LES SANDALES AILÉES D’HERMÈS, 2001
Linocut on paper, 65 × 50 cm
Courtesy of Jean-Luc Nancy
(Page 65)


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François Martin
PANTHÈRE, 1987
Mixed media on board, 53 × 71 cm
Courtesy of Jean-Luc Nancy
(Page 89)


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IMAGE: François Martin
LA TRAVERSÉE DU BOSPHORE, 2002
Linocut on paper, 35 × 59 cm
Courtesy of Jean-Luc Nancy
(Page 109)


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François Martin
DEUX FOURRURES, 1987
Acrylic and fabric on wood, 24 × 26.5 cm each
Courtesy of Jean-Luc Nancy
(Page 119)


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IMAGE: François Martin
MOZART, 1985
Watercolor on paper, 31 × 25.2 cm
Courtesy of Jean-Luc Nancy
(Page 122)

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Additional Information

ISSN
1080-6539
Print ISSN
0300-7162
Pages
pp. 5-122
Launched on MUSE
2016-09-20
Open Access
No
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