Doyle: Prints & Multiples (November 2017) - Doyle
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Doyle

signed and numbered 19/40 in pencil, published by Louis Broder, Paris, with full margins, framed.

10.25 x 9.5 inches; 260 x 241 mm.
Sheet: 18.25 x 14.5 inches; 464 x 368 mm.

Condition: Pale matstain, some rubbing, some staining in the image top left corner, some old tape residue at right sheet edge verso near corners, …

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French painter, collagist and sculptor Georges Braque is, along with Pablo Picasso, renowned as the co-founder of Cubism, which revolutionized 20th-century painting. In his work, objects are fragmented and reconstructed into geometric forms, fracturing the picture plane in order to explore a variety of viewpoints. “The hard-and-fast rules of perspective … were a ghastly mistake which…has taken four centuries to redress,” he said in 1957. Merging aspects of the sculptural with the pictorial, Braque was also an innovator in the use of collage, inventing a technique known as papier collé, which he first explored in one early work Fruit Dish and Glass (1912) by attaching pieces of wallpaper to a charcoal drawing. This approach deeply influenced not only his contemporaries but generations of artists from Modernism to the present.

High auction record
$15.8m, Sotheby's, 2013
Collected by major museums
Tate, Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), Indianapolis Museum of Art at Newfields, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA)
Selected exhibitions
2018
Histoire(S) D'Une CollectionCentre Pompidou
CubismCentre Pompidou
2016
The Collection of Hermann and Margrit RupfGuggenheim Museum Bilbao
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Si Je Mourais Là-Bas (Vallier 181), 1962

Wood engraving printed in blue, on Japon nacré paper
10 1/4 × 9 1/2 in
26 × 24.1 cm
Edition 19/40
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Doyle

signed and numbered 19/40 in pencil, published by Louis Broder, Paris, with full margins, framed.

Medium

French painter, collagist and sculptor Georges Braque is, along with Pablo Picasso, renowned as the co-founder of Cubism, which revolutionized 20th-century painting. In his work, objects are fragmented and reconstructed into geometric forms, fracturing the picture plane in order to explore a variety of viewpoints. “The hard-and-fast rules of perspective … were a ghastly mistake which…has taken four centuries to redress,” he said in 1957. Merging aspects of the sculptural with the pictorial, Braque was also an innovator in the use of collage, inventing a technique known as papier collé, which he first explored in one early work Fruit Dish and Glass (1912) by attaching pieces of wallpaper to a charcoal drawing. This approach deeply influenced not only his contemporaries but generations of artists from Modernism to the present.

High auction record
$15.8m, Sotheby's, 2013
Collected by major museums
Tate, Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), Indianapolis Museum of Art at Newfields, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA)
Selected exhibitions (3)

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