Georges Braque, Ciel Gris I (Gray Sky I), 1959

Artist: Georges Braque (1882 - 1963)
Title:Ciel Gris I (Gray Sky I), 1959
Reference:Vallier 1032, Maeght 1032
Medium:Original Color Lithograph
Image:9 in x 2 3/4 in (23 cm x 7 cm)
Sheet:18 15/16 in x 12 3/4 in (48 cm x 32.5 cm)
Framed:30 in x 23 1/2 in (76.2 cm x 59.7 cm)
Edition:Numbered from the edition of 275 in pencil in the lower left margin.
Signature:This work is hand signed by Georges Braque (Argenteuil, Val-d'Oise, 1882 - Paris, 1963) in pencil in the lower right margin.
Condition:This work is in excellent condition.
ID #w-4189
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Historical Description

Utilizing straight lines and sharp angles, Braque creates geometric shapes reminiscent of folded origami. The true identities of these geometric forms elude us, though they vaguely resemble one of Braque's favorite subjects: birds. Aptly titled Ciel Gris I, the soft, grey background of this minimalist piece evokes a sense of calmness and clarity. This exquisite work retains a meditative quality, as Braque encourages us to draw meaning from deceptively simplistic imagery.

This work is hand signed by the Georges Braque (Argenteuil, Val-d'Oise, 1882 - Paris, 1963) in pencil in the lower right margin and numbered from the edition of 275 in pencil in the lower left margin. The edition was published by Maeght in Paris and is catalogued as Maeght 1032.

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. Vallier, Dora. Braque The Complete Graphics. New York: Gallery Books, 1982. Listed as catalogue raisonne no. 1032.
2. Maeght Editeur 1959. Listed and illustrated as catalogue no. 1032.
3. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany this work.

About the Framing:
Museum-grade conservation framed in a complementary moulding with silk mats and optical grade Plexiglas.

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