Sonia Delaunay, Projet de Tissue (Study for Fabric Damiers), No. 5112, 1925

Artist: Sonia Delaunay (1885 - 1979)
Title:Projet de Tissue (Study for Fabric Damiers), No. 5112, 1925
Medium:Unique Gouache on Paper
Image:7 7/8 in x 5 7/8 in (20 in x 14.9 cm)
Sheet:12 1/2 in x 9 1/4 in (31.8 cm x 23.5 cm)
Framed:23 1/8 in x 20 1/2 in (58.7 cm x 50.8 cm)
Edition:An unique work.
Condition:This work is in excellent condition.
ID #w-3094

Historical Description

This unique piece is composed of a series of criss-crossed and overlapping vertical and horizontal lines. The bold, black vertical and horizontal lines create a pattern of vertical rectangles. However, with the addition of vibrant red and blue horizontals, a new series of patterns comes to play, composed of horizontal rectangles. This overlapping of varied forms appears as netting or fencing; it creates a barrier while allowing the viewer a glimpse beyond. Though the red and black lines were applied after the black ones, causing the colored lines to overlap the black ones, the black lines show through, relaying an almost three dimensional illusion, as if this criss-crossed form is popping out at the viewer.

Created in 1925, this work is a unique gouache on paper.

Exhibited:
1. Buffalo, NY, Albert-Knox Art Gallery, Sonia Delaunay- A Retrospective, February 1980- May 1981
2. Tokyo, National Museum of Modern Art, Sonia and Robert Delaunay, October- December 1979, No. 09

Provenance:
1. Estate of the Artist
2. Private Collection Europe

Authentication:
1. A Photo Certificate of Authenticity hand-signed by Jean Louis Delaunay, who has the sole moral right to authenticate works by Sonia Delaunay, accompanies this piece.

2. The authenticity of this piece has been confirmed by Richard Ross.

About the Framing:
Museum-grade conservation framed in a contemporary gold frame with silk mats and optical grade Plexiglas. The sleek, modern simplicity of the frame highlights the colorful, quilt-like patterns that appear within the work.

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