Mar 10, 2022 - Sale 2597

Sale 2597 - Lot 302

Price Realized: $ 16,250
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 12,000 - $ 18,000

Oil on canvas, 1928. 1143x876mm; 45x34 1/2 inches. Signed and dated in oil, upper left recto.

Provenance: Sold Sotheby Parke Bernet, New York, October 23, 1975, sale 3796B, lot 291, to current owner, private collection, New York.

Published: Denizeau, L'Œuvre peint de Jean Lurçat: Catalogue raisonné, 1910-1965, page 332, number 1928-1.

Lurçat (1892-1966) was a French artist best known for his revival of tapestry art. He was an important and successful painter for over twenty years and frequented the same artistic circles as Pablo Picasso and Louis Marcoussis before delving into textile arts in the late 193os. He traveled extensively through Europe, North Africa and the Middle East, deriving much inspiration from cultural exposure. Though Lurçat is celebrated for reviving tapestries as an art form, he experimented with many other art forms as well, such as book illustration, engraving and ceramics.