Paul Gauguin, ‘Mahana Atua (Le Jour des dieux)’, ca. 1894, Woodward Gallery
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Paul Gauguin

Mahana Atua (Le Jour des dieux), ca. 1894

Woodcut on thin chine-volant
8 7/8 × 8 7/8 in
22.5 × 22.5 cm
This is part of a limited edition set.
$6,000
Location
New York, New York,
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Woodward Gallery
New York, New York,

Rare print in the catalogue raisonne (Kornfeld AIII) of the Artist's prints. Paper has white …

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Print
Condition
Very good condition, dark impression. Paper has white lines, not creases, from the 4 wood blocks that Gauguin lined up to create one image.
Signature
Initialed at bottom of image; PG (Kornfeld AIII) inscribed at bottom right in matt
Certificate of authenticity
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Frame
Included
Image rights
Kornfeld 31
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Paul Gauguin
French, 1848–1903
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A pioneer of the Symbolist art movement in France, Paul Gauguin is renowned for his “savage” art depicting sumptuous Tahitian women, nude bathers and haystacks in the Breton landscape, and decorative door panels around his hut on the Marquesas Islands in French Polynesia. Although Gauguin began his artistic career with the Impressionists in Paris, during the 1880s he sought to escape from Western civilization—first moving to Brittany and Arles in France, where he met Van Gogh, and then to French Polynesia—in search of a paradise were he could create pure, “primitive” art. “There is no such thing as exaggeration in art,” wrote Gauguin in 1885. “And I even believe that there is salvation only in extremes.”

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New York, New York,

Rare print in the catalogue raisonne (Kornfeld AIII) of the Artist's prints. Paper has white lines, not creases, from the 4 wood blocks that Gauguin lined up to create one image

Medium
Print
Condition
Very good condition, dark impression. Paper has white lines, not creases, from the 4 wood blocks that Gauguin lined up to create one image.
Signature
Initialed at bottom of image; PG (Kornfeld AIII) inscribed at bottom right in matt
Certificate of authenticity
Not included
Frame
Included
Image rights
Kornfeld 31
Price ranges of small prints by Paul Gauguin
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Browse works in this category
$5,000–$7,500
This work
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$52,500+
Paul Gauguin
French, 1848–1903
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A pioneer of the Symbolist art movement in France, Paul Gauguin is renowned for his “savage” art depicting sumptuous Tahitian women, nude bathers and haystacks in the Breton landscape, and decorative door panels around his hut on the Marquesas Islands in French Polynesia. Although Gauguin began his artistic career with the Impressionists in Paris, during the 1880s he sought to escape from Western civilization—first moving to Brittany and Arles in France, where he met Van Gogh, and then to French Polynesia—in search of a paradise were he could create pure, “primitive” art. “There is no such thing as exaggeration in art,” wrote Gauguin in 1885. “And I even believe that there is salvation only in extremes.”

Paul Gauguin

Mahana Atua (Le Jour des dieux), ca. 1894

Woodcut on thin chine-volant
8 7/8 × 8 7/8 in
22.5 × 22.5 cm
This is part of a limited edition set.
$6,000
Location
New York, New York,
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