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The Creator [La Créatrice]

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Description

The Creator by Albert-Edgar Yersin was part of a 1949 portfolio produced by an artist’s group in Paris called “Graphies”, formed in 1948 by Henri Goetz, Christine Boumeester, Andre Flocon, and Raoul Ubac. They decided that for their first collective album no subject could be more suitable for engravers united in their love for the work—and who believe that the struggle with the work is the raison d’être of their art—than the human hand. The resultant portfolio, “For the Glory of the Hand” [La Gloire de la Main], was completed on Wednesday, June 15, 1949.

Albert-Edgar Yersin, a member of Graphies, was an artist and illustrator whose distinct style pulled together Surrealism, abstraction, and figurative art. He influenced a generation of artists and sparking a new wave of interest in etching and artists’ books.

Additional information

Medium

Painting

Date

Signing, Dating, and Titling

Framing

Condition

Excellent Condition

Type

Paintings, Washington Artists

Details

Medium:
Engraving by burin and manière noire
Paper:
One of 26 printed on Arches vellum
Date:
1969
Signature:
Hand-signed in pencil by the artist en recto lower right.
Edition:
This is the ninth impression out of the 26 examples printed on Arches vellum, aside from 134 examples which were printed on Arches vergé (laid) paper, and four copies not for commerce. The plate was destroyed after printing.
Framing:
Professionally framed in a solid walnut frame behind 99% UV-filtering conservation glass with a fine walnut fillet using strictly conservation-grade materials.
Condition:
Excellent condition.
Framed Size:
16 in. (h) x 13 in. (w) x 1 in. (d)
Plate Size:
6.25 in. (h) x 5 in. (w)

Price & Purchase

Price:
$1,150