Fernand Léger, Jaune II, c. 1927

Artist: Fernand Léger (1881 - 1955)
Title:Jaune II, c. 1927
Medium:Hand Woven Wool Tapestry
Image Size:87 in x 55 1/2 in (221 cm x 141 cm)
Edition:From the edition of approximately 20; conceived by Leger for Mybor c. 1927 and published and produced by Marie Cuttoli & Lucie Weill between 1949-1962.
Signature:Woven signature 'Leger' along the border on the reverse.
Condition:This work is in excellent condition.
ID #w-3798

Historical Description

Appropriately entitled tapestry Fernand Léger, Jaune II, c. 1927, this thick, lustrous tapestry features structural blocks of color placed against a yellow background. In his trademark style, Léger depicts abstract forms that intersect and bisect; the overall image appears constructed in the same manner as a building. This work relays a distinctly modern, slightly industrial feel, almost as if we are witnessing the nuts and bolts of a machine or mechanical part. The yellow background adds a warm splash of color and a hint of softness when compared with the sharp, angular forms in the center of the composition. The medium also contributes an element of texture to the work, allowing for slight discrepancies in color and form depending on the way in which the fabric rests.

This original wool tapestry has the woven signature 'Leger' along the border on the reverse. This work was conceived by Leger for Mybor c. 1927 and published and produced by Marie Cuttoli & Lucie Weill between 1949-1962.

Catalogue Raisonné & COA:
1. An Exhibition of Contemporary French Tapestries. Museum of Modern Art, New York. New York: Charles E. Slatkin Inc., Galleries, 1965. Listed and illustrated on pg. 15.

2. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany this work.

Displayed in the Following Exhibitions:
" Charles E. Slatkin Galleries, New York, NY: September 20-October 20, 1965
" Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse, NY: November 1-30, 1965
" California Palace of the Legion of Honor, San Francisco, CA: December 10, 1965-January 10, 1966
" Marion Koogler McNay Art Institute, San Antonio, TX: January 20-February 20, 1966
" Hopkins Center Galleries, Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH: March 1-31, 1966
" Allentown Art Museum, Allentown, PA: April 12-May12, 1966
" North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh, NC: May 22-June 22, 1966
" Dallas Museum of Fine Arts, Dallas, TX: July 6-August 6, 1966
" Portland Art Museum, Portland, OR: August 16-September 16, 1966
" William Rockhill Nelson Gallery, Kansas City, MO: September 26-October 26, 1966
" Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Minneapolis, MN: November 8-December 4, 1966
" Akron Art Institute, Akron, OH: December 18, 1966-January 18, 1968
" Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore, MD: January 28-February 28, 1967
" Des Moines Art Center, Des Moines, IA: March 10-April 10, 1967
" De Cordova Museum, Lincoln, MA: April 21-May 22, 1967
" Fine Arts Gallery of San Diego, San Diego, CA: June 2-July 4, 1967
" J.B. Speed Museum, Louisville, KY: July 15-August 16, 1967
" Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, WA: August 26-September 27, 1967
" Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI: October 9-November 12, 1967
" Munson-Williams-Proctor Institute, Utica, NY: November 22-December 16, 1967