What Is Fauvism?
A COMPLETE SUITE OF 36 ETCHINGS BY ANDRE DERAIN (the 33 etchings published in the book plus the three planches refusées) ON ANTIQUE LAID PAPER for one of Vollard's great unfinished projects, an edition of Petronius' Satyricon.
Derain executed the etchings in 1934 but they were not published until 1951.
This is ONE OF ONLY 70 SUITES PRINTED ON VERY FINE ANTIQUE LAID PAPER.
Large folio (45 x 35 cm).
ENTIRELY UNTRIMMED, WITH WIDE MARGINS, IN ABSOLUTELY PERFECT CONDITION. House in the original printed folder, made of fine Arches wove paper.
Johnson 184; Rauch 40; MoMa 57; Strachan, p. 330; Stern 33.
Rare and important.
Publisher: Ambroise Vollard
Johnson 184; Rauch 40; MoMa 57; Strachan, p. 330; Stern 33
A founding member of Fauvism, Andre Derain is known for his innovative landscape and cityscape paintings in which he transforms the subject with bold and largely unrealistic colors. Early in his career Derain worked closely with fellow Fauves Maurice de Vlaminck and Henri Matisse, the latter helping convince Derain’s family to let him pursue a career in painting. In Derain’s celebrated depictions of London’s Thames River and Tower Bridge, he applied each color separately in dots or dabs, inviting associations with the Divisionist technique of Paul Signac and Georges Seurat. Derain’s later work features more subtle tones and new subjects, including portraiture and still life. Inspired by his friendship with Pablo Picasso, Derain’s post-Fauve works show an engagement with both classicism and Cubism, and this so called “classical” style earned him widespread recognition throughout Europe and the United States.
French, 1880-1954, Chatou, France, based in Garches, France
What Is Fauvism?
Radical Color and Wild Beasts: Matisse, Derain, and the Friendship that Defined Fauvism
The Art Genome Project