In 1927, Ambroise Vollard was in search of an artist who could illustrate La Fontaine’s fables, a key facet of French culture. The search led him to Russian-French artist Marc Chagall. Many criticized Vollard’s decision to ask a Russian artist with a Romantic style to portray the French culture. He justified his choice: “…simply because his aesthetic seems somewhat similar to that of La Fontaine, both solid and delicate, realistic and fantastic.” A piece from Marc Chagall’s series of La Fontaine’s fables will be presented in the upcoming Graphic Work & Photography Auction, offered by Morton Subastas.
In January, over 200 lots of posters, prints, fine art, and multiples will be presented. A leading lot of this auction, a set of three paintings titled Familia Jugando, is an example of Rufino Tamayo’s work. Tamayo, a celebrated figure in Mexican art for more than 60 years, combined Mexican folk themes with a modern European painting style. Vibrant colors and textured surfaces are often seen in his works. Also available in this auction is an expressive painting by Alejandro Santiago and a Pop Art poster from Roy Lichtenstein. View the complete listings and register to bid on Bidsquare.
# of Lots:243
Price Range:$154 - $20,566
Interesting lots include:
|Item Image||Item Name||Estimate|
|Rufino Tamayo, Family Playing, 1983, Signed, Three-color Screen Printing Pt 3/5, Triptych, 110 X 75 Cm Each, 110x225 Total Size||
|Marc Chagall, Le Lion Amoureux, From The Series Les Fables De La Fontaine, 1952, Signed, Etching Hc, 38 X 27 Cm||
|Alejandro Santiago, Without Title, Without Signature, Entered Woodcut Without Print Run Number, 240 X 110 Cm||
|Sergio Hernández, The Stomach Of Brookes, 2011, Signed, Woodcut, Entered 2/15, 76 X 105.5 Cm||
|Roy Lichtenstein, Eddie Diptych, Walker Art Center Poster, 1985, Firmada, Litografía Offset, 76 X 60 Cm||
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