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Fernand Léger, Composition aux dominos, 1947

Artist: Fernand Léger (1881 - 1955)
Title:Composition aux dominos, 1947
Reference:Saphire E20
Medium:Original Color Lithograph with Hand-Applied Pochoir
Image:25 3/8 in x 19 1/2 in (64.5 cm x 49.5 cm)
Framed:34 3/4 in x 27 3/8 in (88.3 cm x 69.5 cm)
Edition:Numbered from the edition of 300 in blue ink in the lower left margin; after an original oil on canvas; printed by Guy Spitzer on watermarked Johannot Et Cie Annonay paper and embossed with the Spitzer blindstamp in the lower left of the image.
Signature:This work is hand-signed by Fernand Léger (Argentan, 1881- Gif-sur-Yvette, 1955) in blue ink in the lower right margin; signed black in the stone "47 | F. LEGER"in the lower right of the image
Condition:This work is in great condition, with full margins and bright fresh colors
ID #w-2668
$9,500 $7,500

Historical Description

In Composition aux dominos, a work based on a painting by Fernand Léger (Argentan, 1881- Gif-sur-Yvette, 1955) that was made collaboratively by Léger and Guy Spitzer, incredibly bold and vibrant color leaps from the composition. Bright yellows, reds, and greens contrast sharply with whites and blacks. A brown, abstracted branch or root rests vertically in the center of the composition. Surrounding the base are the scattered dominos for which the work is titled. We also find the small balls widely recognized in the traditional French game of petanques (similar to bowling) which vary from a yellows and reds to browns and whites stacked to the lower left amidst leaf-like shapes.

This original color lithograph with pochoir is hand signed by Fernand Léger (Argentan, 1881- Gif-sur-Yvette, 1955) in blue ink in the lower right margin and signed black in the stone "47 | F. LEGER" in the lower right of the image. Numbered 165/300 in blue ink in the lower left margin. After an original oil on canvas, printed by Guy Spitzer on watermarked Johannot Et Cie Annonay paper and embossed with the Spitzer blindstamp in the lower left of the image. Label adhered on the lower left reverse states "GUY SPITZER, EDITEUR | PARIS | REPRODUCTIONS DE TABLEAUX DE MAITRES | Grandeur Original | FERNAND LEGER | Composition aux Dominos | Tirage numerate el signé par l'Artiste | Limité à 300 exemplaires | Cette épreuve porte le N? 165 [initial Spitzer]."

Catalogue Raisonné & COA:
This work is fully documented and referenced in the below catalogue raisonnés and texts (copies will be enclosed as added documentation with the invoices that will accompany the final sale of the work).

1. Saphire, L. (1978). Fernand Léger: The Complete Graphic Work. Blue Moon Press: NY. Listed and illustrated as catalogue raisonné no. E20 on pg. 290-291 (another example illustrated).

2. Spitzer, Guy. Guy Spitzer, Editeur D'Art. Editions Guy Spitzer: PARIS. Listed and illustrated on pg. 11 (another example illustrated).

3. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany this work.

About the Framing:
This work is framed to museum-grade, conservation standards, presented in a complimentary moulding and finished with silk-wrapped mats and optical grade Plexiglas.

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