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Serge Poliakoff (Russian, 1906–1969)
LOT ID: 69301
Composition Orange, Rouge et Noir, ie. circa 1957

7.75 х 4.5 in. (19.68 x 11.43 cm.)
Signed, 'Serge Poliakoff' in pencil, lower right.
Print/Casting Year 1957
Edition 100
Foundry/Publisher Jean Signovert, Paris
Lot description
A very good impression with vibrant colors [Reviere 1], published by Musee de Poche, Paris and in custom-designed framing.

Serge Poliakoff (1900-1969) fled the 1917 Russian Revolution and traveled to Paris where he spent the majority of the rest of his life and went on to become one of the most important members of Ecole de Paris. He studied at the Acadamie Forchot, Academie de la Grande Chaumiere and then at the Slade School of Art in London. In the mid-1930s, Poliakoff turned to abstract art, focusing on color without figurative content. He was profoundly influenced by Kandinsky, as well as Robert and Sonia Delaunay, who introduced him the idea that colors and color contrasts could convey specific emotions.

Poliakoff's unique style of abstraction focuses on the arrangement of varied juxtaposed colors. Browns and grays from the 1940s evolved in bright contrasting tones of the 1950s. Later, he returned to using earth tones and producing more monochrome works. In 1953, Poliakoff began producing lithographs, and starting in 1957, he worked in etchings and aquatints.

"Composition Orange, Rouge et Noire" is in a classic plein air style Larson-Juhl Craig Ponzio Collection 24-carat gold Musee watergilded 'Monterey' 23 1/4" x 19 3/8" frame. The outer course textured sand linen and inner gold fine textured linen (over 8-ply rag) mats are acid and lignin free and protected with Acrylite-AR OP3 (UV) by CYRO.
Composition Orange, Rouge et Noir by Serge Poliakoff
  • Composition Orange, Rouge et Noir by Serge Poliakoff
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