Antonio Saura, ‘La Cámara Ardiente o Los Amores Célebres’, 1977, Print, The set of twelve etchings on grey chine collé on cream wove paper, Christie's
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Antonio Saura

La Cámara Ardiente o Los Amores Célebres, 1977

The set of twelve etchings on grey chine collé on cream wove paper
8 7/10 × 11 in
22 × 28 cm
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Each signed and inscribed Vale in pencil, some with annotations, a bon à tirer set without text and …

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Antonio Saura
Spanish, 1930–1998
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An outspoken critic of Franco’s dictatorship, Spanish painter Antonio Saura is best known for his gestural, calligraphic paintings that pay homage to Spain’s cultural heritage. His paintings often employ the dark color palette of some of the country’s most celebrated painters, such as Pablo Picasso, Francisco de Goya, and Diego Velázquez, and pay tribute to their work in his choice of titles. A self-taught artist, Saura began making art at the age of seventeen, producing dreamlike landscapes in the style of Surrealism. Ten years later, in 1957, he co-founded the El Paso Group, a collective of painters, sculptors, and art critics who sought to revive Spanish art production in the wake of the Spanish Civil War and World War II. At the end of his career, Saura temporarily set aside painting to collaborate with his brother, the film director Carlos Saura, on set designs for the ballet, opera, and theater.

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Each signed and inscribed Vale in pencil, some with annotations, a bon à tirer set without text and before the edition of 85 published by Editorial Gustavo Gili, Barcelona, the full sheets, in good condition, four plates framed, otherwise loose (as issued), lacking the original portfolio case.
Plate 90 x 145 mm., Sheet …

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Antonio Saura
Spanish, 1930–1998
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An outspoken critic of Franco’s dictatorship, Spanish painter Antonio Saura is best known for his gestural, calligraphic paintings that pay homage to Spain’s cultural heritage. His paintings often employ the dark color palette of some of the country’s most celebrated painters, such as Pablo Picasso, Francisco de Goya, and Diego Velázquez, and pay tribute to their work in his choice of titles. A self-taught artist, Saura began making art at the age of seventeen, producing dreamlike landscapes in the style of Surrealism. Ten years later, in 1957, he co-founded the El Paso Group, a collective of painters, sculptors, and art critics who sought to revive Spanish art production in the wake of the Spanish Civil War and World War II. At the end of his career, Saura temporarily set aside painting to collaborate with his brother, the film director Carlos Saura, on set designs for the ballet, opera, and theater.

Antonio Saura

La Cámara Ardiente o Los Amores Célebres, 1977

The set of twelve etchings on grey chine collé on cream wove paper
8 7/10 × 11 in
22 × 28 cm
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