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Rare Jean Fautrier's Portfolio Book 1958, 20 works
|$800.00 Sale $800.00 w/US Priority/Insured|
Item was $1,750.00
The size of Fautrier Portfolio Book: 17" Long x 15 3/16" Wide.
Each sheet size w/art work: 15" Long x 10 7/8" Wide.
Book Title: FAUTRIER, Jean Fautrier
Artist: Jean Fautrier (1898-1964)
Year Published: 1958
The condition of Portfolio Book: Excellent. All art works are done by collotype with
added individual Guouache colors which are unique and art reproduction like original painting.
Please note the back side of dust cover jacket top and bottom area has been deteriorated
by age which been restored as seen in the photo. Wax paper cover kept the cover of book
very fresh until now. I have stored away this portfolio last 30 years, just seen again.
Type of Book: Dust cover Jacket front with No.1 art work with other 19 works loose.
11 pages of writing about Fautrier's works by Andre Verdet. October 1957, on arches vellum.
The following are last page French writing translated into English by Google:
This work was drawn in five hundred copies on arches vellum to which we added an original
guouache and a thousand copies on robertsau. the plates were made using new collotype
methods. completed printing in Paris in April 1958 by the printing press union.
This is wonderful portfolio works of Jean Fautrier works between 1928-1957. I have written
each art works and collection owner’s name as well as actual size of reproduction size on side
of work list, scanned. As it is note, this reproduction of collotype with Guouache works is so
realistic to original work showing the 3 dimentional works. You can still smell old Guouache
colors on art works.
I hope you enjoy great master artist Fautrier’s works as I did kept last 30 years.
This art works was among the collection of Fini's works.
The book has handwritten note to Lambert (Monet) who was owner of Galerie Lambert of Geneva, Swiss by Fautrier.
This is one of 500 copies with arches vellum to which were added with quouache colors each works.
Sale $800.00 w/US Priority/Insured. Item was $1,750.00
Jean Fautrier (1898-1964)
Jean Fautrier was a French painter and sculptor best known for his involvement in the Art Informel group. Fautrier's works evolved from brooding yet naturalistic figure paintings to almost wholly abstract gestures and shapes. Born on May 16, 1898 in Paris, France, Fautrier moved to London with his mother. He later attended both the Royal Academy of Arts and the Slade School, but found both stifling and academic. Fautrier was dismissed from the army during World War I for ill health and returned to France where he travelled around working odd jobs including illustrating books for André Malraux. Fautrier bore witness to the torture and atrocities Nazis inflicted on French citizens during World War II and was even arrested by the Gestapo—these events caused huge impact on the nature of his work. He was the subject of a retrospective in 1964, the year of his death, at the Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris. His works are in the collections of the Art Institute of Chicago, The Museum of Modern Art in New York, the National Gallery of Art in Washington D.C., the Tate Gallery in London, and the Musée d’Orsay in Paris, among others. The artist died on July 21, 1964 in Châtenay-Malabry, France.