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In 1965, Le Corbusier revisited a series of pastel sketches he drew a decade earlier in 1953, turning them into a portfolio of 20 etchings and aquatints known as “Unité, Planche.” Produced in collaboration with Atelier Crommelynck printing workshop in Paris, the “Unité, Planche” works are an homage to the Purism art …

An original etching with aquatint on Rives BFK paper by French-Swiss artist Le Corbusier (Charles-Édouard Jeanneret) (1887-1965) titled "Unité, Planche 2", 1965. By mistake during production, this particular etching, did not get signed by Le Corbusier. Limited edition: VI/XXX, (6/30). As issued, the first …

Medium
Signature
By mistake during production, this particular etching, did not get signed by Le Corbusier, not signed
Frame
Not included
Series
"Unité", 1965
Publisher
Crommelynck
Image rights
Copyright © Graves International Art

Le Corbusier was visionary writer, theorist, and architect, and a lesser-known painter. Born Charles-Édouard Jeanneret, he adopted his moniker when he began to author architectural designs and paintings. He had a fascination with proportion, modularity, and geometry, often taking his cue from classical architecture theory. His designs, however, were modernist and industrial. He fondly called houses “machines for living in,” and said that the base principal for design is that “it must be beautiful.” Le Corbusier was interested in solving what he called the problem of urban co-habitation, and produced a great number of designs for houses and apartment buildings. Le Corbusier worked at the atelier of Peter Behrens, the training grounds of other architectural masters like Mies van der Rohe and Walter Gropius.

High auction record
$4.6m, Phillips, 2015
Collected by a major museum
Tate
Selected exhibitions
2016
CHARLOTTE PERRIAND, LE CORBUSIER, PIERRE JEANNERETGalerie Patrick Seguin
Fernand Léger: Painting in SpaceMuseum Ludwig
Roberto Burle Marx: Brazilian ModernistThe Jewish Museum
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Unité, Planche 2 (Set of 2), 1965

Etching, Aquatint
22 1/4 × 17 3/4 in
56.5 × 45.1 cm
Edition VI/XXX(6/30)+VI/X(6/10)
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Location
St. Augustine
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In 1965, Le Corbusier revisited a series of pastel sketches he drew a decade earlier in 1953, …

An original etching with aquatint on Rives BFK paper by French-Swiss artist Le Corbusier …

Medium
Signature
By mistake during production, this particular etching, did not get signed by Le Corbusier, not signed
Frame
Not included
Series
"Unité", 1965
Publisher
Crommelynck
Image rights
Copyright © Graves International Art

Le Corbusier was visionary writer, theorist, and architect, and a lesser-known painter. Born Charles-Édouard Jeanneret, he adopted his moniker when he began to author architectural designs and paintings. He had a fascination with proportion, modularity, and geometry, often taking his cue from classical architecture theory. His designs, however, were modernist and industrial. He fondly called houses “machines for living in,” and said that the base principal for design is that “it must be beautiful.” Le Corbusier was interested in solving what he called the problem of urban co-habitation, and produced a great number of designs for houses and apartment buildings. Le Corbusier worked at the atelier of Peter Behrens, the training grounds of other architectural masters like Mies van der Rohe and Walter Gropius.

High auction record
$4.6m, Phillips, 2015
Collected by a major museum
Tate
Selected exhibitions (3)
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