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Georges Braque, Téte en profil e l’étoile (Head in Profile and Star), 1960

Artist: Georges Braque (1882 - 1963)
Title:Téte en profil e l’étoile (Head in Profile and Star) from Georges Braque – Nouvelles Sculptures et Plaque Graveés, 1960
Medium:Color etching and aquatint
Image:11 3/4 in x 9 3/4 in (29.8 cm x 24.7 cm)
Sheet:15 in x 11 1/16 in (38 cm x 28.1 cm)
Framed:28 in x 24 3/4 in (71.1 cm x 62.9 cm)
Edition:A Hors Commerce (artist’s proof) edition, inscribed ‘G/8’ in pencil in the lower left margin, aside from the edition of 50; published by Albert Morancé, Paris.
Signature:This work is hand-signed by Georges Braque (1882 – 1963) in pencil in the lower right margin
Condition:This work is in excellent condition.
ID #W-5739
USD $11,000 GBP £8,250

Historical Description

Braque Head in Profile and Star from Georges Braque - New Sculptures and Plate Grave, 1960Georges Braque - New Sculptures and Engraved Plaques. This exquisite work uses a simple, elegant composition. The profile of an androgynous figure is an expression of enchantment and fascination upon his or her face. Star-like shapes in black and blue flit in the right corner and appear to be the objects of our subject's attention. This piece relays a collage-like effect, as if one of a kind in the world, for the figures appear to be effortlessly glide and float across the surface, seamlessly resting upon and beneath one another. The imagery directly harkens back to Braque's beloved motive of the bird. Even though the star is a decidedly different symbol, it also seems to float and drift a bird with its arms spread wide.

Created in 1960, this color etching and aquatint is hand-signed by Georges Braque (1882-1963) in pencil in the lower right margin, a Hors Commerce (artist's proof) edition, inscribed 'G / 8' in pencil in the lower left margin, aside from the edition of 50; published by Albert Morancé, Paris.

Catalog Raisonné & COA:
Braque Head in Profile and Star from Georges Braque - New Sculptures and Plaque Gravees, 1960 is fully explained and referenced in the following catalog. documentation with the invoices that will accompany the final sale of the work).

1) Vallier, Dora, Braque: The Complete Graphics, 1982. Listed and illustrated as catalog raisonné no. 152.

2) A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany this work.

About the Framing:
Framed to museum-grade, standard conservation, Braque Head in Profile and Star from Georges Braque - New Sculptures and Plaque Gravees, 1960 is presented in a complementary mold and finished with silk- wrapped mats and optical grade Plexiglas.

 

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