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Yves Tanguy

Rhabdomancie, from: Brunidor Portfolio No. 1, 1947

Etching with monotype in colours on wove paper
15 7/10 × 12 1/2 in
39.8 × 31.8 cm
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Signed and dated in pencil, numbered 24/70, printed by Atelier 17, New York, published by Edition …

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Signed and dated in pencil, numbered 24/70, printed by Atelier 17, New York, published by Edition Brunidor, New York, with margins, the sheet slightly reduced, the colours fresh, pale mount and light-staining
Plate 298 x 224 mm., Sheet 398 x 318 mm.

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Yves Tanguy
French, 1900–1955
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A glimpse of Giorgio de Chirico’s painting Child’s Skull (1914) through a gallery window so profoundly affected Yves Tanguy, it prompted him to pick up a paintbrush. Self-taught, he befriended and drew inspiration from André Breton (and later Alexander Calder), joining the Surrealist movement and consistently representing one of the purest strains of the style. Initially, his love of nature, especially the sea, led Tanguy to paint hazy sea creatures and aquatic vegetation, yet he is best known for his sparse, abstract landscapes populated by biomorphic shapes and painted in somber hues. Though often horizonless, some of his landscapes hint at the rocky coast of his native Brittany, with its Neolithic structures, and at geological formations encountered on trips to Tunisia and the American Southwest. Solemnity permeates his work, in contrast to the playfulness expressed by many of his fellow Surrealists.

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Signed and dated in pencil, numbered 24/70, printed by Atelier 17, New York, published by Edition …

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Signed and dated in pencil, numbered 24/70, printed by Atelier 17, New York, published by Edition Brunidor, New York, with margins, the sheet slightly reduced, the colours fresh, pale mount and light-staining
Plate 298 x 224 mm., Sheet 398 x 318 mm.

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Yves Tanguy
French, 1900–1955
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A glimpse of Giorgio de Chirico’s painting Child’s Skull (1914) through a gallery window so profoundly affected Yves Tanguy, it prompted him to pick up a paintbrush. Self-taught, he befriended and drew inspiration from André Breton (and later Alexander Calder), joining the Surrealist movement and consistently representing one of the purest strains of the style. Initially, his love of nature, especially the sea, led Tanguy to paint hazy sea creatures and aquatic vegetation, yet he is best known for his sparse, abstract landscapes populated by biomorphic shapes and painted in somber hues. Though often horizonless, some of his landscapes hint at the rocky coast of his native Brittany, with its Neolithic structures, and at geological formations encountered on trips to Tunisia and the American Southwest. Solemnity permeates his work, in contrast to the playfulness expressed by many of his fellow Surrealists.

Yves Tanguy

Rhabdomancie, from: Brunidor Portfolio No. 1, 1947

Etching with monotype in colours on wove paper
15 7/10 × 12 1/2 in
39.8 × 31.8 cm
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