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Georges Braque, Cinq Poésies en Hommage à Georges Braque (Five Poems in Homage to Georges Braque), 1958

Artist: Georges Braque (1882 - 1963)
Title:Cinq Poésies en Hommage à Georges Braque (Five Poems in Homage to Georges Braque), 1958
Reference:DV 131
Medium:Color Lithograph on Japon Nacré
Sheet:8 1/8 in x 22 1/8 in (20.6 cm x 56.2 cm)
Edition:Numbered from the edition of 75 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-7555
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Historical Description

Georges Braque Cinq Poésies en Hommage à Georges Braque (Five Poems in Homage to Georges Braque), 1958 is the image Braque designed for the cover of a book containing five poems by René Char in homage to Braque himself. In the lower left of the image lies a stylized black bird, a common pictorial motif in Braque’s oeuvre. Both the bird and the disembodied head to the left of the composition are facing to the right, which would have been in the direction of the cover’s opening. The parallel directionality of the bird and the head create a sense of movement and drama that emphasizes what lies within the pages of the book. Such interplay between the bird and head attests to the compositional balance repeatedly found in Braque’s work. Georges Braque Cinq Poésies en Hommage à Georges Braque (Five Poems in Homage to Georges Braque), 1958 represents a beautiful collaboration between the visual arts and poetry.

Created in 1958, Georges Braque Cinq Poésies en Hommage à Georges Braque (Five Poems in Homage to Georges Braque), 1958 is a color lithograph on Japon nacre. This work is hand signed by Georges Braque (Argenteuil, Val d’Oise, 1882 – Paris, 1963) in pencil in the lower right margin and numbered from the edition of 75 in pencil in the lower left margin.

Catalogue Raisonné & COA:
Georges Braque Cinq Poésies en Hommage à Georges Braque (Five Poems in Homage to Georges Braque), 1958 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 sale of the work).

1. Vallier, Dora. Braque: The Complete Graphics. Translated by Robert Bononno and Pamela Barr. New York: Gallery Books, 1988. Listed and illustrated as catalogue raisonné no. 131.
2. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany this artwork.

About the Framing:
Framed to museum-grade, conservation standards, Georges Braque Cinq Poésies en Hommage à Georges Braque (Five Poems in Homage to Georges Braque), 1958 is presented in a complementary moulding and finished with silk-wrapped mats and optical grade Plexiglas.

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