Johnny Friedlaender, ‘Trois oiseaux I’, 1950, Sylvan Cole Gallery
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Johnny Friedlaender

Trois oiseaux I, 1950

Etching and aquatint
25 3/5 × 19 7/10 in
65 × 50 cm
.
€375
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Sitges
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AN UNRECORDED VARIANT.

Friedlaender first etched the plate in 1950 and printed a few proofs (see …

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Johnny Friedlaender
Polish, 1912–1992
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Although Johnny Friedlaender pursued watercolor and oil painting throughout his career, describing himself as a “painter who engraves,” his artistic legacy centers on color printmaking, techniques of which he pioneered. His early black-and-white prints drew heavily on Surrealism and Expressionism, executing phantasmorgic visions of animals and human figures, as in Cheval (1940), an aquatint etching of a horse leaping up towards the moon. Friedlaender’s abstracted portrayals of nature as a majestic, mystical force have been likened to Caspar David Friedrich’s transcendent landscapes, which he admired. As his style matured, Freidlaender rejected the gestural abandon of Expressionism, fully embracing a precise style of abstraction instead. He became known for musically oriented compositions of delicate forms and symbols in a harmonious palette.

Johnny Friedlaender, ‘Trois oiseaux I’, 1950, Sylvan Cole Gallery
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AN UNRECORDED VARIANT.

Friedlaender first etched the plate in 1950 and printed a few proofs (see Schmücking 65). In 1965 he reworked the plate extensively and issued a few more proofs (like the one I offer here). Also in 1965 he used the same plate for an extremely rare exhibition poster ("Jonny [sic] …

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Johnny Friedlaender
Polish, 1912–1992
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Although Johnny Friedlaender pursued watercolor and oil painting throughout his career, describing himself as a “painter who engraves,” his artistic legacy centers on color printmaking, techniques of which he pioneered. His early black-and-white prints drew heavily on Surrealism and Expressionism, executing phantasmorgic visions of animals and human figures, as in Cheval (1940), an aquatint etching of a horse leaping up towards the moon. Friedlaender’s abstracted portrayals of nature as a majestic, mystical force have been likened to Caspar David Friedrich’s transcendent landscapes, which he admired. As his style matured, Freidlaender rejected the gestural abandon of Expressionism, fully embracing a precise style of abstraction instead. He became known for musically oriented compositions of delicate forms and symbols in a harmonious palette.

Johnny Friedlaender

Trois oiseaux I, 1950

Etching and aquatint
25 3/5 × 19 7/10 in
65 × 50 cm
.
€375
Location
Sitges
Certificate
Certificate of authenticity
This work includes a certificate of authenticity.
Have a question? Visit our help center.
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