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

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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 Size: 11 3/4 in x 9 3/4 in (29.8 cm x 24.7 cm)
Sheet Size: 15 in x 11 1/16 in (38 cm x 28.1 cm)
Framed Size: 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.
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ID # W-5739

Braque Téte en profil e l’étoile (Head in Profile and Star) from Georges Braque – Nouvelles Sculptures et Plaque Graveés, 1960 is from the illustrated book Georges Braque – Nouvelles Sculptures et Plaques Gravées. This exquisite work utilizes blocks of color to create a simple, elegant composition. The profile of an androgynous figure rests on the left, an expression of enchantment and fascination upon his or her face. Star-like shapes in black and blue flit in the upper right corner and appear to be the objects of our subject’s attention. This piece relays a collage-like effect, as if bits of paper were layered upon one another, for the figures appear to effortlessly glide and float across the surface, seamlessly resting upon and beneath one another. The imagery directly harkens back to Braque’s beloved motif of the bird. Even though the star is a decidedly different symbol, it also seems to float and drift as a bird would 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.

Catalogue Raisonné & COA:
Braque Head in Profile and Star (Téte en profil e l’étoile) from Georges Braque – Nouvelles Sculptures et Plaque Graveés, 1960 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) Vallier, Dora, Braque: The Complete Graphics, 1982. Listed and illustrated as catalogue raisonné no. 152.

2) A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany this work.

About the Framing:
Framed to museum-grade, conservation standards, Braque Head in Profile and Star (Téte en profil e l’étoile) from Georges Braque – Nouvelles Sculptures et Plaque Graveés, 1960 is presented in a complementary moulding and finished with silk-wrapped mats and optical grade Plexiglas.

 

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