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Pride Law Fund Auction Catalog 2009

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This annual live auction will feature an accessible collection of art on paper; original etchings, lithographs and drawings; vintage photography; and Japanese woodblocks.

Funds raised from this year\'s auction will support the project of the current Pride Law Fund Tom Steel Fellow, Asaf Orr, a graduate of Rutgers University School of Law.

Asaf\'s Fellowship project is "The Reclamation Project: Using Education and Disability Rights Laws to Combat Hostile School Environments". The project’s goal is simple: making schools a safer and more conducive learning environment for LGBT youth.

Pride Law Fund is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt, non-profit, charitable organization that promotes the legal rights of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgendered community, and people living with HIV and AIDS, by funding legal services and projects and by sponsoring education and outreach.

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Pride Law Fund Auction Catalog 2009

  1. 1. ® Linearis Institute • Prints & Drawings™ Catalog 12/10/2009 +1(415)362-3906 — Fax: +1(415)362-3903 — www.linearisinstitute.com — info@linearisinstitute.com 80 Maiden Lane, 2nd Floor — San Francisco CA 94108 USA © Linearis Institute — 12/10/2009 1
  2. 2. Artist Anonymous (France) ANY1207AL09 (late 19th - early 20th), France * New Acquisition Official Title Cathedral of Our Lady of Strasbourg Unofficial Title Strasbourg Cathedral Catalog Ref Year 19 C. Medium Albumen Photograph Edition Only known proof Edition Size Publication Gallery Price: $2150 Description Constructed between 1176 - 1439, the Strasbourg Cathedral stood as the world’s tallest building from 1625 to 1874 and remained the tallest church in the world until 1880, just before this photograph was taken. It is considered to be one of the most beautiful examples of late Gothic architecture in the world. In this peculiar photograph, the famous west front is sharply delineated and the details of thousands of stone figures appear clearly as demanded by the camera’s eye; however, upon closer examination a variance appears in line quality and proportion in the lower sections of photograph. The lower section of the cathedral, as well as the surrounding buildings and people appear to have been retouched by hand, most likely in oil colors or ink, which was becoming professional practice at the time. The tiny figures also appear to have been re-touched or hand painted to exaggerate the Details Strasbourg Cathedral handwritten below photograph on folio page. Artist Notes Frame 21k gold bevel mat (7.5” x 5.75” unframed) Weight oz. Height 23 in. Width 19 in. Depth in. © Linearis Institute — 12/10/2009 2
  3. 3. Artist Anonymous (France) ANY1207AL10 (late 19th - early 20th), France * New Acquisition Official Title Galerie des Batailles, Palace of Versailles Unofficial Title Palace of Versailles hallway Catalog Ref Year 19 C. Medium Albumen Photograph Edition Only known proof Edition Size Publication Gallery Price: $1850 Description The Galerie des Batailles is located in the Palace of Versailles and contains large paintings depicting major military events in the history of France. Corinthian columns and marble busts of military heroes punctuate the solemn hall. The large cornice supports vault painted coffered entablatures. The duct midway through the hall contains 16 bronze tables inscribed with fourteen centuries of names of the princes, admirals, and military figures killed or wounded to death while fighting for their country. Without recognizing the hall or historical site itself, the seriality of the repeated white busts, columns, and rectangular paintings, against the dramatic perspective lines of the patterned ceiling and floor, create an interesting composition alone. Details PALAIS de VERSAILLES. La Galerie des batailles X. Phot. printed on bottom edge.125 printed in the bottom left-hand corner. Photograph of Park of Versailles on verso Artist Notes Frame (6.75” x 4.75” unframed) Weight oz. Height 23 in. Width 19.5 in. Depth 1 in. © Linearis Institute — 12/10/2009 3
  4. 4. Artist Anonymous (France) ANY1207AL04 (late 19th - early 20th), France * New Acquisition Official Title Sistine Hall, Vatican Library Unofficial Title Vatican library hallway Catalog Ref Year 19 C. Medium Albumen Photograph Edition Only known proof Edition Size Publication Gallery Price: $1850 Description As the top floor of the Vatican Library, the Sistine Hall is the magnificent exhibition hall for books and other rarities of the Library. It is decorated by paintings with themes glorifying literature and the pontificate of Sixtus V, with interesting views of Rome. In this hall are exhibited no less than 28 works of art, which were presented to the Popes in the last century by Napoleon I, Charles XII of France, Napoleon III, President MacMahon, Emperors Nicholas I, Alexander III of Russia, King Frederick William IV of Prussia, as well as the Emperor Francis Joseph I of Austria. Details (Ed. ne Alinari) P.e 1.8 N.0 6555 ROMA - Palazzo Vaticano. La Biblioteca. (D. Fontana, le Ditture sono di Artisti del XVII secolo.) printed on the bottom. 6473 printed on the bottom left-hand corner. Artist Notes Frame 21k gold bevel mat (9.75” x 7.75” unframed) Weight oz. Height 19.5 in. Width 22 in. Depth in. © Linearis Institute — 12/10/2009 4
  5. 5. Artist Anonymous (France) ANY1207AL11 (late 19th - early 20th), France * New Acquisition Official Title Venus de Milo Unofficial Title Venus de Milo Catalog Ref Year 19 C. Medium Albumen Photograph Edition Unnumbered Edition Size Publication Gallery Price: $2450 Description The Aphrodite of Milos, better known as the Venus de Milo, is an ancient Greek marble statue and one of the most famous works of ancient Greek sculpture. Believed to depict Aphrodite (called Venus by the Romans), the Greek goddess of love and beauty, the statue is slightly larger than life size at 203 cm (6.7 ft) high, and on display at the Louvre Museum in Paris. Photography and sculpture have long enjoyed a close, complicit relationship. Both mediums seek permanence, through material presence and through photogenic testimony. Photographs of sculpture become even more desirable through the passage of time, as each medium acquires a special patina and a romantic detachment from the everyday context of their original capture. Details Stamp on the bottom left-hand corner reads: PHTOGRAPHIC WAREHOUSE, 180 RUE DE RIVOLI 180. LOUVRE, VENUS DE MILO written below the photograph on folio page. Artist Notes Frame 21k gold bevel mat (7.25” x 4.75” unframed) Weight oz. Height 23 in. Width 19.5 in. Depth in. © Linearis Institute — 12/10/2009 5
  6. 6. Artist Aubrey Beardsley BEA1008W03 (1872-1898), United Kingdom * New Acquisition Official Title How Morgan Lefay gave a shield to Sir Tristram (Morte d’Arthur Series) Unofficial Title Catalog Ref Year 18931894 Medium Woodcut Edition 27 Edition Size 750 Publication Gallery Price: $2400 Description This image features the villainess Morgan Lefay as she tricks Sir Tristram into bringing a shield to Camelot that she believes will reveal to King Arthur the love affair between his wife Queen Guinevere and Sir Lancelot. Beardsley uses the floral decoration in Morgan’s garments to create a twisting border around the image. Morgan’s figure appears to be a part of the border as it snakes and curls around Sir Tristram, reflecting her malicious ensnarement of the unknowing knight. Beardsley’s marvelous draftsmanship are wonderfully apparent in this image seen in the delicate yet detailed drawing of Sir Tristram’s garments and Morgan Lefay’s attractive form. Details Artist Notes At the end of 1892, Beardsley was approached by publisher J.M. Dent who asked him to illustrate a forthcoming publication of Sir Thomas Malory's Le Morte d'Arthur. The commission was so large that it enabled Beardsley to leave his hated clerking job at an insurance agency. The illustrations were completed in 12 monthly installments and not completely finished until November of 1894. The advent of photography at the end of the 19th century allowed Beardsley and Dent to employ a newer Frame 11.25 x 8.25 inches unframed Weight oz. Height in. Width in. Depth in. © Linearis Institute — 12/10/2009 6
  7. 7. Artist Aubrey Beardsley BEA1008W01 (1872-1898), United Kingdom * New Acquisition Official Title Merlin taketh the child Arthur into his keeping (Morte d’Arthur Series) Unofficial Title Catalog Ref Year 189394 Medium Woodcut Edition 27 Edition Size 750 Publication Gallery Price: $2400 Description In this illustration from Le Morte D’Arthur, Beardsley depicts a scene from the beginning of the story explaining how Arthur came into Merlin’s keeping. Earlier in the narrative, Merlin had agreed to assist the King Uther Pendragon of England in both his war and matrimonial endeavors if he would give him his firstborn son as payment. Uther agreed and after his son was born he delivered him to Merlin. This print is a wonderful example of his ability to unify an image with decorative elements. The ornate botany are repeated in the border where dragon-like forms seem to peek through, perhaps a reminder of King Uther’s character. The unified elements of the scene help direct the viewer into the very heart of the woods where the main event is occurring. Details Artist Notes At the end of 1892, Beardsley was approached by publisher J.M. Dent who asked him to illustrate a forthcoming publication of Sir Thomas Malory's Le Morte d'Arthur. The commission was so large that it enabled Beardsley to leave his hated clerking job at an insurance agency. The illustrations were completed in 12 monthly installments and not completely finished until November of 1894. The advent of photography at the end of the 19th century allowed Beardsley and Dent to employ a newer Frame 11.25 x 8.25 inches unframed Weight oz. Height in. Width in. Depth in. © Linearis Institute — 12/10/2009 7
  8. 8. Artist Claude Garache GAR0509L01 (b. 1929), French * New Acquisition Official Title Nude I (DLM No. 213) Unofficial Title Catalog Ref Year 1975 Medium Lithograph Edition 7 Edition Size 150 Publication Published by Maeght Editeur Gallery Price: $2450 Description An artist's artist, Garache was first recommended to Aim Maeght, the most important art dealer in post-war France, by two of Maeght's most important artists, Joan Miro and Marc Chagall. Although Garache's subject is exclusively the female body, the Surrealist Raoul Ubac and the Post-War School of Paris abstract-artist Pierre Courtin have written prefaces to Garache's exhibition catalogues. Concerning his nudes, Garache said in an interview with critic Jacob Stockinger, "My women are genderless. They are human beings, they represent all people." His works continue to assert the strength that arises out of the recognition of the mutuality, even the universality, of vulnerability and out of the freedom that accompanies that recognition. Details Artist Notes Frame Weight oz. Height 27.25 in. Width 23 in. Depth 1 in. © Linearis Institute — 12/10/2009 8
  9. 9. Artist Claude Garache GAR0509L02 (b. 1929), French * New Acquisition Official Title Nude III (DLM No. 213) Unofficial Title Catalog Ref Year 1975 Medium Lithograph Edition 7 Edition Size 150 Publication Published by Maeght Editeur Gallery Price: $2450 Description An artist's artist, Garache was first recommended to Aim Maeght, the most important art dealer in post-war France, by two of Maeght's most important artists, Joan Miro and Marc Chagall. Although Garache's subject is exclusively the female body, the Surrealist Raoul Ubac and the Post-War School of Paris abstract-artist Pierre Courtin have written prefaces to Garache's exhibition catalogues. Concerning his nudes, Garache said in an interview with critic Jacob Stockinger, "My women are genderless. They are human beings, they represent all people." His works continue to assert the strength that arises out of the recognition of the mutuality, even the universality, of vulnerability and out of the freedom that accompanies that recognition. Details Artist Notes Frame Weight oz. Height 27.25 in. Width 23 in. Depth 1 in. © Linearis Institute — 12/10/2009 9
  10. 10. Artist H. Vorin VOR1106CH02 (19th Century), Austria * New Acquisition Official Title Australische Fauna Unofficial Title Catalog Ref Year 1898 Medium Chromolithograph Edition Unnumbered Edition Size Publication Gallery Price: $2200 Description In the 19th century, people became fascinated with documenting the natural world around them, and artists began producing works like this one for scholars, lay persons, and collectors alike. The care and quality invested in the creation of these pieces foretold their value far beyond any practical use for the information. Details Artist Notes Frame Weight oz. Height 22.5 in. Width 24.25 in. Depth .4 in. © Linearis Institute — 12/10/2009 10
  11. 11. Artist Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec LAU0109L02 (1864-1901), France * New Acquisition Official Title La Revue Blanche Unofficial Title Catalog Ref Year 1900 Medium Lithograph Edition Unnumbered edition Edition Size 500 Publication Printed by Mourlot Freres / Published by Andre Sauret, Editions du Livre Gallery Price: $7950 Description Plate designed in 1900/ print published in 1951. Four colors; blue, red, black and green. 2nd state. La Belle Missia- Madame Thadee Natanson- who is shown on this poster, was often painted by Lautrec. The painter often visited the Nathonsons,who had many friends among the artists. Lautrec’s posters would usually start with hasty sketches on scraps of paper in a cafe. But the final product was worked out to the smallest detail of design using oil paints on thick Manila paper. The lines were copied or traced onto the stone, leaving nothing to chance. He was able to reproduce all the rest of the poster by memory on the stone. Details The piece is Initialed by the artist . Artist Notes Frame Weight oz. Height 26 in. Width 21.75 in. Depth in. © Linearis Institute — 12/10/2009 11
  12. 12. Artist Henri Matisse MAT0708P04 (1869-1954), French * New Acquisition Official Title Bourse Blanche (Chapelle de Vence Series) Unofficial Title Green & yellow leaf on white background Catalog Ref Year 2003 Medium Pochoir Edition one of a few proofs Edition Size Publication Printed with permission from the Matisse Estate by the Musee Matisse, Nice, France. Gallery Price: $2250 Description Printed with permission from the Matisse Estate in 2003, these pochoirs were designed by Matisse in 1950. In 1948, Matisse promised Sister Jacques Marie, a young nun and nurse of the Foyer Lacordaire, that he would design a Chapel and began sketching it that same year. The Chapel stood as a monument to the spirit of Matisse, relying on colors and shapes. Some pochoir designs commemorate the costumes or dress worn by the bishops and clergy during Easter at the Chapel. Others were done to commemorate the stained glass windows of the Chapel, which were based on natural plants, cactus and flowers, of the region. Matisse writes; "For me, this chapel is the achievement of an entire life's work, the outcome of tremendous, difficult, sincere effort." Details Artist Notes Henri Matisse (December 31, 1869 - November 3, 1954) was a French artist, noted for his use of color and his fluid, brilliant and original draughtsmanship. As a draughtsman, printmaker, and sculptor, but principally as a painter, Matisse is one of the best-known artists of the twentieth century. Although he was initially labeled as a Fauve (wild beast), by the 1920s, he was increasingly hailed as an upholder of the classical tradition in French painting.[1] His mastery of the expressive language of Frame Weight oz. Height 20.5 in. Width 15.5 in. Depth 2.25 in. © Linearis Institute — 12/10/2009 12
  13. 13. Artist Henri Matisse MAT0808L08 (1869-1954), French Official Title Cut Outs: La Negresse Unofficial Title Catalog Ref Year 1952 Medium Lithograph Edition Unknown Edition Size Publication Printed by Mourlot, Published by Teriade Gallery Price: $9500 Description Henri Matisse’s last, and some say his greatest, artistic triumph was a series of papiers coupes [or paper cutouts]. Confined to his bed and unable to paint freely, Matisse cut from colored paper freehand shapes, which he pinned up on his studio’s white walls. He adjusted them into a series of ‘perfect’ compositions, later to be applied to the medium of lithography. The paper collages today hang in the most prestigious museums around the world including the National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the MOMA in NY and the Muse Matisse Nice. Details The piece is Initialed by the artist . Artist Notes Henri Matisse (December 31, 1869 - November 3, 1954) was a French artist, noted for his use of color and his fluid, brilliant and original draughtsmanship. As a draughtsman, printmaker, and sculptor, but principally as a painter, Matisse is one of the best-known artists of the twentieth century. Although he was initially labeled as a Fauve (wild beast), by the 1920s, he was increasingly hailed as an upholder of the classical tradition in French painting.[1] His mastery of the expressive language of Frame Weight oz. Height 26.75 in. Width 33.25 in. Depth in. © Linearis Institute — 12/10/2009 13
  14. 14. Artist Henri Matisse MAT0708P05 (1869-1954), French * New Acquisition Official Title Manipule Vert (Chapelle de Vence Series) Unofficial Title two green columns with yellow & black shapes Catalog Ref Year 2003 Medium Pochoir Edition one of a few proofs Edition Size Publication Printed with permission from the Matisse Estate by the Musee Matisse, Nice, France. Gallery Price: $2250 Description Printed with permission from the Matisse Estate in 2003, these pochoirs were designed by Matisse in 1950. In 1948, Matisse promised Sister Jacques Marie, a young nun and nurse of the Foyer Lacordaire, that he would design a Chapel and began sketching it that same year. The Chapel stood as a monument to the spirit of Matisse, relying on colors and shapes. Some pochoir designs commemorate the costumes or dress worn by the bishops and clergy during Easter at the Chapel. Others were done to commemorate the stained glass windows of the Chapel, which were based on natural plants, cactus and flowers, of the region. Matisse writes; "For me, this chapel is the achievement of an entire life's work, the outcome of tremendous, difficult, sincere effort." Details Artist Notes Henri Matisse (December 31, 1869 - November 3, 1954) was a French artist, noted for his use of color and his fluid, brilliant and original draughtsmanship. As a draughtsman, printmaker, and sculptor, but principally as a painter, Matisse is one of the best-known artists of the twentieth century. Although he was initially labeled as a Fauve (wild beast), by the 1920s, he was increasingly hailed as an upholder of the classical tradition in French painting.[1] His mastery of the expressive language of Frame Weight oz. Height 20.5 in. Width 15.5 in. Depth 2.25 in. © Linearis Institute — 12/10/2009 14
  15. 15. Artist Henri Matisse MAT0508L15 (1869-1954), French * New Acquisition Official Title Nues Bleus (Cut Outs Series) Unofficial Title Catalog Ref Year 1954 Medium Lithograph Edition Unnumbered Edition Size 1200 Publication Printed by Mourlot / Published by Teriade Gallery Price: $5500 Description At the end of Matisse’s life, it became increasingly difficult for him to paint at an easel. He learned how to create paintings by way of collage instead. By cutting out shapes from pure colored sheets of paper, he could “sculpt” his way to assembling a finished composition. In 1954, he worked with Mourlot, the famous printer, to commemorate his finished collages or “cut outs” in the medium of original lithography. These images are some of the most famous in modern art. Details Artist Notes Henri Matisse (December 31, 1869 - November 3, 1954) was a French artist, noted for his use of color and his fluid, brilliant and original draughtsmanship. As a draughtsman, printmaker, and sculptor, but principally as a painter, Matisse is one of the best-known artists of the twentieth century. Although he was initially labeled as a Fauve (wild beast), by the 1920s, he was increasingly hailed as an upholder of the classical tradition in French painting.[1] His mastery of the expressive language of Frame Weight oz. Height 28.5 in. Width 24 in. Depth 1 in. © Linearis Institute — 12/10/2009 15
  16. 16. Artist Honoré Daumier DAU1008L01 (1808-1879), France Official Title Actualites: Paris Grippé (p.40) Unofficial Title Catalog Ref Year 1845 Medium Lithograph Edition 312 Edition Size 750 Publication Printed by Mourlot Frres Gallery Price: $1000 Description Honor Daumier was a French printmaker, caricaturist, painter, sculptor, and one of the most gifted and prolific draftsmen of his time. During the reign of Louis Philipe, Daumier joined the staff of the comic journal La Caricature, which included some of the most powerful artists of the period (Deveira, Raffet, and Grandville). It was during this time that Daumier started on upon his pictorial campaign of satire, targeting the bourgeoisie, the corruption of the law, and the incompetence of the government. Details The piece is Initialed by the artist . Imp. Mourlot Fres printed on lower right below image Artist Notes Honore Daumier was a French printmaker, caricaturist, painter, sculptor, and one of the most gifted and prolific draftsmen of his time. When, during the reign of Louis Philippe, Charles Philipon launched the comic journal, La Caricature, Daumier joined its staff, which included such powerful artists as Deveria, Raffet and Grandville, and started upon his pictorial campaign of satire, targeting the foibles of the bourgeoisie, the corruption of the law and the incompetence of a blundering Frame 12.25 x 10 inches unframed Weight oz. Height in. Width in. Depth in. © Linearis Institute — 12/10/2009 16
  17. 17. Artist Inuzuka Taisui INU0317WB15 Japan * New Acquisition Official Title Butterfly and Hydrangeas Unofficial Title Catalog Ref Year 1929 Medium Japanese woodblock print oban tate e Edition Unnumbered Edition Size Publication Printed by Kawaguchi and Sakai, Shin Hanga Period Gallery Price: $1950 Description Printed on Mulberry paper. The paper was externally sized, or coated, (called dsa) using a mixture of animal glue (called sanzembon) made from cooked bovine skins and alum (called myban), a solid double sulfate with aluminum. The image was hand carved into sakura, Cherry wood, then inked, wiped, and printed by hand, using five colors with four different blocks. A white powder-like substance, called gofun, obtained from ground-up shells was applied to the woodblock before printing. When the wet paper was laid on the block and printed, a relief effect was achieved. Details Artist Notes Frame Weight oz. Height in. Width in. Depth in. © Linearis Institute — 12/10/2009 17
  18. 18. Artist Joan Miró MIR1008L01 (1893-1983), Spanish * New Acquisition Official Title Untitled (DLM No. 193/194) Unofficial Title p. 2-3 Catalog Ref Year 1971 Medium Lithograph Edition Unnumbered Edition of Edition Size 1000 Publication Published by Maeght Editeur, Printed by Les Ateliers de L'Imprimerie Arte, Adrien Maeght Gallery Price: $3250 Description Miro’s interest in creating forms both abstract yet biomorphic clearly manifests itself in this print. His use of primary colors work together to create fantastical shapes enhanced by the inky denseness of his favorite color, black. The feathered almost hazy black background allows for the figures to stand out more strongly while still providing a beautiful backdrop for the energetic exchange between the shapes. The Derriere le Miroir (DLM) series, originally an exhibition catalogue with lithograph illustrations, was started by Aim Maeght, one of the Western world's most influential art dealers and publishers, in 1946. The DLM has featured all the modern masters of the 20th century and many of the original lithographs are now highly collected. Details Artist Notes Joan Miro i Ferra (April 20, 1893 - December 25, 1983) was a Spanish (Catalan) painter, sculptor, and ceramist born in Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain to the family of a Goldsmith and Watchmaker. His work has been interpreted as Surrealism, a sandbox for the subconscious mind, a re-creation of the childlike, and a manifestation of Catalan pride. By not becoming an official member of the Surrealists, Miro was free to experiment with any artistic style that he wished without compromising Frame Weight oz. Height in. Width in. Depth in. © Linearis Institute — 12/10/2009 18
  19. 19. Artist Joan Miró MIR1008L02 (1893-1983), Spanish * New Acquisition Official Title Untitled (DLM No. 193/194) Unofficial Title p. 14-15 Catalog Ref Year 1971 Medium Lithograph Edition Unnumbered Edtion of Edition Size 1000 Publication Published by Maeght Editeur, Printed by Les Ateliers de L'Imprimerie Arte, Adrien Maeght Gallery Price: $2500 Description This print fully demonstrates Miro’s ability to create a simple yet engaging composition. The swirling red mass on the one side is vibrant and voluminous which Miro juxtaposes with the minimalist black dot. The piece is both still and quietly energetic with a pervading sense of an enigmatic dialogue occurring between the two forms. The Derriere le Miroir (DLM) series, originally an exhibition catalogue with lithograph illustrations, was started by Aim Maeght, one of the Western world's most influential art dealers and publishers, in 1946. The DLM has featured all the modern masters of the 20th century and many of the original lithographs are now highly collected. Details Artist Notes Joan Miro i Ferra (April 20, 1893 - December 25, 1983) was a Spanish (Catalan) painter, sculptor, and ceramist born in Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain to the family of a Goldsmith and Watchmaker. His work has been interpreted as Surrealism, a sandbox for the subconscious mind, a re-creation of the childlike, and a manifestation of Catalan pride. By not becoming an official member of the Surrealists, Miro was free to experiment with any artistic style that he wished without compromising Frame Weight oz. Height in. Width in. Depth in. © Linearis Institute — 12/10/2009 19
  20. 20. Artist Marc Chagall CHA0908L01 (1887-1985), Russian * New Acquisition Official Title Invite du Maeght Unofficial Title Catalog Ref Year 1972 Medium Lithograph Edition 1 Edition Size 1 Publication Galerie Maeght Gallery Price: $7500 Description This was once an invitation to a gallery exhibit of Chagall’s recent paintings. It is an historical document, as well as a work of original lithography. It was thought to have been signed for a friend or fellow artist at the exhibit. Text of invite: Gallery Maeght invite information: peintures recentes, vernissage le jeudi 25 mai 1972 a 17 heures, Galerie Maeght, 13 rue de teheran, paris 8e. Details The piece is Signed by the artist in pencil. Gallery Maeght invite information: peintures recentes, vernissage le jeudi 25 mai 1972 a 17 heures, Galerie Maeght, 13 rue de teheran, paris 8e. Signed Artist Notes Marc Chagall (7 July 1887 - 28 March 1985) He was a French painter of Russian-Jewish origin who was born in Belarus, then part of the Russian Empire. Among the celebrated painters of the 20th century, he is associated with the modern movements after impressionism. Frame Weight oz. Height 28.5 in. Width 31 in. Depth 1.5 in. © Linearis Institute — 12/10/2009 20
  21. 21. Artist Marc Chagall CHA0607L01 (1887-1985), Russian * New Acquisition Official Title Le Cheval Bleu au Couple Unofficial Title Catalog Ref Year 1982 Medium Lithograph Edition 32 Edition Size 150 Publication Catalog References: Mourlot 993 Gallery Price: $8500 Description This image originates from the art publication, Derriere le Miroir (DLM No. 250), which was an exhibition catalogue with lithograph illustrations. DLM was started by Aime Maeght, one of the Western world's most influential art dealers and publishers, in 1946. In addition to contributions by renowned poets and writers of the time, DLM has featured all the modern masters of the 20th century: Picasso, Mir, Calder, Braques, Matisse, Giacometti, and, of course, Marc Chagall. Many of the original DLM lithographs are now highly collected. Details 32/150 Artist Notes Marc Chagall (7 July 1887 - 28 March 1985) He was a French painter of Russian-Jewish origin who was born in Belarus, then part of the Russian Empire. Among the celebrated painters of the 20th century, he is associated with the modern movements after impressionism. Frame Weight oz. Height 28.75 in. Width 23 in. Depth 2 in. © Linearis Institute — 12/10/2009 21
  22. 22. Artist Marc Chagall CHA1208L01 (1887-1985), Russian * New Acquisition Official Title Marc Chagall: Peintures bilbliques récentes (1966-1976) Unofficial Title Catalog Ref Year 1977 Medium Lithograph Edition Unnumbered edition of Edition Size 1000 Publication Printed by Charles Sorlier / Published by Mourlot Gallery Price: $11000 Description This large format lithograph was an exhibition poster for the exhibition “Marc Chagall: Recent Bible Paintings” at the Musee National Message Biblique Marc Chagall in 1977. Details The piece is Signed by the artist in blue crayon. (above image) Musée National Message Biblique Marc Chagall / Avenue Docteur Ménard (angle Boulevard de Cimiez) Nice Artist Notes Marc Chagall (7 July 1887 - 28 March 1985) He was a French painter of Russian-Jewish origin who was born in Belarus, then part of the Russian Empire. Among the celebrated painters of the 20th century, he is associated with the modern movements after impressionism. Frame 30.25 x 20.75 inches unframed Weight oz. Height 36 in. Width 29 in. Depth in. © Linearis Institute — 12/10/2009 22
  23. 23. Artist Migita Toshihide MIG0108JW11 (1863 - 1925), Japan * New Acquisition Official Title Bijin Junishi (Beautiful Women in 12 Months): May Unofficial Title Woman and child playing with hair Catalog Ref Year 1901 Medium Japanese woodblock print oban tate e Edition Unnumbered Edition Size Publication Published by Akiyama Buemon Gallery Price: $1250 Description Migita Toshihide studied printmaking under redoubtable woodblock master Tsukioka Yoshitoshi and Western-style painting under Kunisawa Shinkuro. The teachings of both masters resulted in a largely varied oeuvre of designs ranging from classic beautiful women (bijin) to landscapes of Meiji era Japan. Nevertheless, he is best known for his kabuki actor prints and Sino-Japanese War depictions in the 1890s, as well as newspaper illustrations. Toshihide's most famous series include Beautiful Women (Bijin Junishi) and The First Land Battle (Rikujo No Daiissen). Details Artist Notes Migita Toshihide studied printmaking under redoubtable woodblock master Tsukioka Yoshitoshi and Western-style painting under Kunisawa Shinkuro. The teachings of both masters resulted in a largely varied oeuvre of designs ranging from classic beautiful women (bjin) to landscapes of Meiji era Japan. Nevertheless, he is best known for his kabuki actor prints and Sino-Japanese War depictions in the 1890s, as well as newspaper illustrations. Toshihide's most famous series include Beautiful Frame Weight 80 oz. Height 25.625 in. Width 18.5 in. Depth 1.125 in. © Linearis Institute — 12/10/2009 23
  24. 24. Artist Pablo Picasso PIC0907PO01 (1881-1973), Spanish Official Title Sommeil Unofficial Title Dans L’Atelier de Picasso, Page 23 Catalog Ref The Artist & Book 240, Cramer 88 Year 1957 Medium Pochoir Edition 134 Edition Size 200 Publication Paris: Mourlot Studios Gallery Price: $5000 Description This work is a part of the folio called “Dans L’Atelier de Picasso”. One complete folio consists of 36 pieces in total, created in various media, among them lithography and pochoir. There were 275 complete folios published by Fernand Mourlot Press in 1957. 200 of these were signed and numbered. This work of art is from no. 134 of 200. The folio is accompanied by a text written by Jaime Sabartes, Picasso’s friend and personal secretary. For over 30 years Sabartes worked with Picasso, watching him become the most celebrated artist of the modern era. This folio celebrates Picasso’s work from 1914-1948. Many of his important paintings and drawings were created by these master printers with Picasso’s instruction. Details Artist Notes Frame Weight 88 oz. Height 22 in. Width 20.5 in. Depth 1.5 in. © Linearis Institute — 12/10/2009 24
  25. 25. Artist Painter of the Court MUG0908GO12 (18th to 20th C.), Indian * New Acquisition Official Title After the Vanishing Unofficial Title Catalog Ref Year 20 c. Medium Gouache Edition Original Edition Size Publication In the style of Imperial Studio Gallery Price: $4500 Description The chudamani - “crest jewel” - of the Bhagavata Purana: such is the description of the five chapters called the Rasa Panchadhyayi, which treat Krishna’s great rasa (dance). For they contain not only the narrative of Krishna’s sport with his beloved gossip, but also moving passages which describe great love - for Krishna disappears from the midst of his beloveds. The “damsels of Vraja” look confused after loosing sight of their Krishna, after being lead into the forest by heated moonlight near the Yamuna river. This artwork is based on a painting done for a folio from a dispersed Bhagavata Purana series in the Pahari school, ca. 1760-65. Details Artist Notes Frame Weight oz. Height 17.25 in. Width 21.25 in. Depth 1 in. © Linearis Institute — 12/10/2009 25
  26. 26. Artist Painter of the Court MUG0908GO09 (18th to 20th C.), Indian * New Acquisition Official Title Courtesans with encrusted gems Unofficial Title Catalog Ref Year 19 c. Medium Gouache Edition Original Edition Size Publication In the style of Imperial Studio under Jahangir Gallery Price: $5500 Description This impressive scene depicting Palace life denotes a departure from the religious Hindu scenes that were commonly painted before the Mughal Empire. In the Mughal studios, artists would work on different parts of the painting. The elaborate borders would come last. In this case there are three separate borders possibly painted by two to three different artists. The very outer border appears to have a Turkish or Deccan influence. This image is embedded with gems - rubies, sapphires and emeralds. Details Artist Notes Frame Weight oz. Height in. Width in. Depth in. © Linearis Institute — 12/10/2009 26
  27. 27. Artist Ruth Reeves CAR191558 (Early 20th Century), United States * New Acquisition Official Title Daphnis and Chloe: Astylus' Horses Unofficial Title Catalog Ref Year 1933 Medium Etching Edition 926 Edition Size 1500 Publication Gallery Price: $2000 Description Lampis destroys the special garden because he wishes to marry Chloe and to make Lamon's and Daphnis' master angry with them. Two days before their master returns, his son, Astylus, arrive and Lamon and family plead for his help. Details Artist Notes Frame Weight oz. Height in. Width in. Depth in. © Linearis Institute — 12/10/2009 27

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