Georges Braque - Editions & Works on Paper New York Tuesday, April 19, 2022 | Phillips

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    Dora Vallier 8

  • Catalogue Essay

    'Brilliant intellect, lucid spirit, Braque knows how mysterious creation is. In all his vision he seeks not only to penetrate this mystery, but to preserve it…In between maximum and maximum are his sketches, tumultuous or reduced to essentials, spontaneous notations or intense research, caprices of mind, caprices of hand; in them all one can trace from step to step, the reactions of his genius to this or that simple object. An object of everyday life, miraculous enough: vase, plant, table, coal-scuttle, a woman’s profile, all-absorbing and obsessive, to be seized upon and deformed and reformed, destroyed indeed and resuscitated from its destruction in that no less real and valid shadow, the form we shall see in a painting'. Jean Cassoulet, preface in Braque, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, Henry R. Hope and William S. Lieberman, 1949, pp. 7-8


Composition (Nature morte I) (Composition, Still Life I) (V. 8)

Etching, on Arches paper, with full margins.
I. 13 3/4 x 8 5/8 in. (34.9 x 21.9 cm)
S. 22 3/8 x 15 in. (56.8 x 38.1 cm)

Signed and numbered 29/50 in pencil (there were also 10 hors commerce impressions printed in 1911), published by Maeght, Paris, 1950, framed.

$10,000 - 15,000 

Sold for $11,340

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Editions & Works on Paper

New York Auction 19 - 21 April 2022