On April 21, 2022, during the Venice Biennale, President Zelensky urged global cultural actors to support his country: “There is no tyranny that does not try to limit art, because art has to power. Art can tell the world what cannot be said otherwise. Art communicates a feeling. »
His call was heard by Jean-Pierre Raynaud, who decided to create a work “as evocative as Picasso’s Guernica,” in the words of publisher Baudouin Jannink. Raynaud's work, entitled Untitled-Ukraine, was offered to Ukraine on February 24, 2023, one year after the Russian invasion, during a ceremony in the main courtyard of the Paris 1 Panthéon University -Sorbonne.
The work based on this great adventure brings together the sketches, texts and press cuttings accompanying the production of Guernica in 1937 and the counterpart for Untitled-Ukraine by Raynaud. With his giant, target-shaped, blood-red forbidden senses, Raynaud closes the door to war, to its atrocities, to this deprivation of freedom.
Profits from the sale of this work, which exists in current edition and top edition, will be donated to Ukraine.