The offered work is an original lithograph, the present size 34 1/2" by 25", signed in the plate at lower right by the well-known Russian-French modernist artist SERGE POLIAKOFF (1906-1969). A colorful work in blues, black, and reds, it is not signed in pencil nor numbered, but the colors are rich and unfaded. The print is laid on a foam board. Possibly, this was a poster, but still a lithograph poster. It appears to have had all the margins trimmed off except at bottom, and if there was ever a signature and numbering, it is now lost. Originally framed when acquired, I removed it for examination. This will be shipped without glass, though the simple 70's style metal poster type frame is available at no extra cost. Poliakoff was born in Moscow and fled Russia during the revolution when still very young, finding himself first in Turkey and eastern Europe and then Paris by 1923. In the late 20's he enrolled at the Academie de la Grande Chaumiere for further study, and shortly thereafter met Kandinsky, Sonia and Robert Delaunay, and Otto Freundlich. He was invited to exhibit in the Venice Bienale. Poliakoff's style has been called "New Ecole de Paris" and the term "Tachism" is also used when describing his work. Original canvases have sold for over 1 million dollars at auction, and works commonly hammer in the mid to upper hundreds of thousands of dollars. SEE HUNDREDS OF PAINTINGS, PRINTS AND DRAWINGS IN MY SHOP.
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