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Skinner

Edition of 60.

Plate size 18.875 x 14.5 in. (47.8 x 36.8 cm), unmatted, unframed.

Condition: Full sheet with deckled edges, mat burn, horizontal crease to lower margin, pale scattered foxing.
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Signed and dated "VICTOR BRAUNER 1962" in pencil l.r., numbered "21/60" in pencil l.l.

Victor Brauner’s multi-media practice is now most closely associated with Surrealism. During his training at the School of Fine Arts in Bucharest, Brauner had in fact developed an expressionist style, which he later abandoned during his involvement with various Dadaist and Surrealist art publications. It was Yves Tanguy who formally introduced Brauner to the Surrealists and instigated his involvement with the movement. His practice, which included painting, drawing, and printmaking, drew from disparate symbolic systems like Tarot Cards, Egyptian hieroglyphics, and ancient Mexican texts. Brauner asserted that all of his paintings were autobiographical in some way. He led a turbulent life of constant displacement; anticipating the danger of World War II, Brauner reduced the dimensions of his canvases such that each could fit in his luggage for emergency travel—he called these his “suitcase paintings.”

Collected by a major museum
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Selected exhibitions
2021
POSTWAR AVANT-GARDEHELENE BAILLY GALLERY
2020
VICTOR BRAUNER (1903-1966): SOLO SHOWHELENE BAILLY GALLERY
2019
Ex-East. Past and recent stories of the Romanian avant-gardesArt Encounters Foundation
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Plate II from the portfolio Codex d'un Visage, 1962

Etching on Arches paper with watermark
Edition 21/60
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Skinner

Edition of 60.

Plate size 18.875 x 14.5 in. (47.8 x 36.8 cm), unmatted, unframed.

Condition: …

Medium
Signature
Signed and dated "VICTOR BRAUNER 1962" in pencil l.r., numbered "21/60" in pencil l.l.

Victor Brauner’s multi-media practice is now most closely associated with Surrealism. During his training at the School of Fine Arts in Bucharest, Brauner had in fact developed an expressionist style, which he later abandoned during his involvement with various Dadaist and Surrealist art publications. It was Yves Tanguy who formally introduced Brauner to the Surrealists and instigated his involvement with the movement. His practice, which included painting, drawing, and printmaking, drew from disparate symbolic systems like Tarot Cards, Egyptian hieroglyphics, and ancient Mexican texts. Brauner asserted that all of his paintings were autobiographical in some way. He led a turbulent life of constant displacement; anticipating the danger of World War II, Brauner reduced the dimensions of his canvases such that each could fit in his luggage for emergency travel—he called these his “suitcase paintings.”

Collected by a major museum
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Selected exhibitions (3)
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