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This original lithograph is hand signed in pencil by the artist "P. Delvaux" at the lower right margin.
It is also inscribed “H.C.” in pencil, a Hors Commerce [out of trade] impression aside from the standard edition of 75.
The work was printed by Atelier Mourlot, Paris in a limited edition of 75 hand signed …

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Paul Delvaux is known for his oil paintings that fuse elements of Surrealism with classical forms. A recurring theme in Delvaux’s work is nude women, incongruously reclining or wandering silently through classical buildings or train stations, combined with motifs such as skeletons and other unexpected objects. Deeply indebted to the works of Giorgio de Chirico and René Magritte, Delvaux’s scenes are characterized by long shadows, oppressive atmospheres, and unsettling juxtapositions. Of de Chirico’s influence, Delvaux once said, “With him I realized what was possible, the climate that had to be developed, the climate of silent streets with shadows of people who can’t be seen.”

High auction record
£7m, Sotheby's, 2016
Collected by major museums
Tate, Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Selected exhibitions
2020
2020 Fall Larsen Art Auction Post Auction SaleLarsen Gallery
2017
Visionaries: Creating a Modern GuggenheimGuggenheim Museum
2015
Surrealism: The Conjured LifeMCA Chicago
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The Sea is Near | La Mer est Proche, 1966

Original Hand Signed and Inscribed Lithograph on Arches Wove Paper
30 1/10 × 22 2/5 in
76.5 × 57 cm
$5,500
Location
London
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This original lithograph is hand signed in pencil by the artist "P. Delvaux" at the lower …

Medium

Paul Delvaux is known for his oil paintings that fuse elements of Surrealism with classical forms. A recurring theme in Delvaux’s work is nude women, incongruously reclining or wandering silently through classical buildings or train stations, combined with motifs such as skeletons and other unexpected objects. Deeply indebted to the works of Giorgio de Chirico and René Magritte, Delvaux’s scenes are characterized by long shadows, oppressive atmospheres, and unsettling juxtapositions. Of de Chirico’s influence, Delvaux once said, “With him I realized what was possible, the climate that had to be developed, the climate of silent streets with shadows of people who can’t be seen.”

High auction record
£7m, Sotheby's, 2016
Collected by major museums
Tate, Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Selected exhibitions (3)
Other works from Surrealism: Imaginary becomes real
Other works by Paul Delvaux
Other works from Gilden's Art Gallery
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