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Fernand Léger

La Colombe (The Dove), 1951

Color Lithograph on Arches Paper
25 59/100 × 19 69/100 in
65 × 50 cm
Edition of 75
This is part of a limited edition set.
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Beverly Hills
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Denis Bloch Fine Art
Beverly Hills
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Printed by Fernand Mourlot, Paris
Saphire 115

Printed by Fernand Mourlot, Paris
Saphire 115

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Signed and numbered
Publisher
Louise Leiris, Paris
Fernand Léger
French, 1881–1955
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Working in Paris during the height of Cubism, Fernand Léger’s iconic style, with its emphasis on primary colors and rounded, massive forms, has become informally regarded as “Tubism.” Even at their most abstract, Léger’s subjects are easier to recognize than the rigorous Cubist dissections of Pablo Picasso and Georges Braque, and the accessibility and contemporary subject matter of his works have led many to describe Léger as both populist and a forerunner of Pop Art. Interested in modern innovation, Léger joined the Puteaux Cubists, engaging with Robert Delaunay, Francis Picabia, and Jean Metzinger, among others. His interest in industry and machines was further encouraged by the Italian Futurist painters, and by his military service for France during World War I. While Léger would later revisit more traditional subjects—including the female nude, landscape and still life—these works retained his characteristically bold style.

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Printed by Fernand Mourlot, Paris
Saphire 115

Printed by Fernand Mourlot, Paris
Saphire 115

Signature
Signed and numbered
Publisher
Louise Leiris, Paris
Fernand Léger
French, 1881–1955
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Working in Paris during the height of Cubism, Fernand Léger’s iconic style, with its emphasis on primary colors and rounded, massive forms, has become informally regarded as “Tubism.” Even at their most abstract, Léger’s subjects are easier to recognize than the rigorous Cubist dissections of Pablo Picasso and Georges Braque, and the accessibility and contemporary subject matter of his works have led many to describe Léger as both populist and a forerunner of Pop Art. Interested in modern innovation, Léger joined the Puteaux Cubists, engaging with Robert Delaunay, Francis Picabia, and Jean Metzinger, among others. His interest in industry and machines was further encouraged by the Italian Futurist painters, and by his military service for France during World War I. While Léger would later revisit more traditional subjects—including the female nude, landscape and still life—these works retained his characteristically bold style.

Fernand Léger

La Colombe (The Dove), 1951

Color Lithograph on Arches Paper
25 59/100 × 19 69/100 in
65 × 50 cm
Edition of 75
This is part of a limited edition set.
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location
Beverly Hills
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