Art Déco Serigraph by "Erté", hand-colored
One of the 2 signed and limited edition graphics of the famous Art Deco designer Romain de Tirtoff , " Erte " .
Sheet no. 177/300
Height: 114 cm (44,88 inches) | Width: 90 cm (35,43 inches)
Contemporary original gilt wood frame.
Provenance: New York 5th Avenue Gallery acquired in 1960
He worked with Paul Poiret, designed costumes for Mata Hari and dresses for Vogue. Born in Tsarist St. Petersburg in 1892 and part of the nobility, he went to Paris , where he was the most famous and prolific graphic artist and designer of his time. The former art world changed in the fastest pace from the movements of Cubism , Futurism, Surrealism , Abstract Expressionism to Pop and hyper-realism but Erté always remained faithful to the Art Deco . In a never -seen-before perfection his graphical handwriting was a continuous constraint as was summarized by Roland Barthes : "The works by Ertés are of clear Baroque exuberance , abstract transcendence and can be described in a single sentence : Cherchez la femme" . After one of his exhibitions in 1967, the New York critic John Canaday attributed the great Erté "an attention to detail that reflects a microscopic eye, and a hand as strong as a steel beam, but also flexible as a feather. "
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