Delaunay, S.

[POSTER] 'ABCDEF'

Published [1970]
Item ID 75820
€4,000.00

(Excluding 21% VAT)

[Paris], [1970]. Single leaf (65.0 x 50.0 cm). Pochoir on wove paper. Signed in pencil by the artist.

A very large copy of Sonia Delaunay's 'alphabet' design. Signed by the artist and annotated 'EA" [Épreuve d'artiste]. A similar design, on a much smaller format, was published in an edition of 180 copies, but is no match. This is an archetypal design by the French-Ukrainian Art Deco artist, Sonia Ilinitchna Delaunay, née Stern (1885-1979). "Together with her husband, the artist Robert Delaunay, she developed 'Orphism' or 'Orphic Cubism', a term coined by the French poet Guillaume Apollinaire in 1912, [it] was an offshoot of Cubism that focused on pure abstraction and bright colors, influenced by Fauvism, the theoretical writings of Paul Signac, Charles Henry and the dye chemist Eugène Chevreul. This movement, perceived as key in the transition from Cubism to Abstract art, was pioneered by František Kupka, Robert Delaunay and Sonia Delaunay, who relaunched the use of color during the monochromatic phase of Cubism. The meaning of the term Orphism was elusive when it first appeared and remains to some extent vague" (WikiArt). In an excellent state. Rare, especially if as well-preserved as this one.

A 'capital' copy

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