You will find examples of each of these 5 artists Homage to Rodin limited edition Lithograph Original prints in museums and occasionally at auction. There were 5 artists who completed the original portfolio Hommage a Rodin 1966 published1967 in a very limited edition of 120 plus artist proofs. The artists include: Henry Moore, Henry Georges Adam, Robert Couturier, Ossip Zadkine, and Berto Lardera. The collection comes in its original clothbound on board portfolio titled "Homage a Rodin" Again only 120 and all found in our extensive were split from the original collection. Not one complete portfolio was found. The complete portfolio is very rare. Except for The Moore "Homage a Rodin" all the lithographs are 30" by 22" All are matched #39/120.
Henry Moore (British 1889-1986) Color lithograph (one of this edition resides in the Kamien Kazhdan Adina as part of the "Focus on the Collection of Henry Moore"). It was a gift from Professer Ionel Jianou in Paris and lists the Henry Moore Foundation in Hertfordshire England. One of Moore's Homage a Rodin from this edition sold in Dec. 2010 at Artcurial-Briest-Poulin auction for $1174. Condition very fine, approx. 19.75 by25.75
Henry Georges Adam (1904-1967) Carborundum Etching. One of this edition is available separately at Ro Gallery currently for $1200. (I adore this one!) 30" by 22", very fine condition.
Robert Couturier (1905-2008) Lithograph From Wikipedia: In 1920, he joined the École Estienne à Paris and trained lithograpy. On his father's death he was forced to interrupt his studies and joined a lithography studio in Paris. In 1929 he met the sculptor Alfred Janniot the following year he won the Prix Blumethal. In 1932 he won a place as an art professor in Paris, where he met several painters, including Henri Matisse, from whom he received much advice. Couturier became a laureate of the Fondation Américaine pour la pensée et l'art français in 1930. In 1937 he created the sculptures for the pavillon de l'élégance at the Exposition Internationale in collaboration with the architect Emile Aillaud. He was taken prisoner during the German occupation of France, escaped and reached the unoccupied zone. On the Liberation, he was made professor at Paris's École des Ars décoratifs, and later became a professor at Paris's École nationale supérieure des Beaux-arts. In 1947 he exhibited at the London exhibition of Anglo-French art, in 1950 at the Venice Biennale and in 1951 at the Sao-Paulo Biennale. He was the subject of devoted exhibitions at the Musee Rodin (1970) and the Monnaie de Paris (1975). He won the prix Wildestein in 1966 and was a founder-member of the Salon de Mai.. Works by him are on display in museums and galleries in Paris, Bayeux, Poitiers, Madrid, Rio de Janeiro, Boston, Jerusalem, Hakone, Antwerp and Havana. He died at the age of 103. We found no Hommage a Rodin from this edition for sale by this artist. Ossip Zadkine (1890-1967) This artist died the year after producing his Hommage a Rodin for the portfolio. He was a Russian Jewish sculptor and artist. From the Zadkine Foundation: Born in Vitebsk, Belarus, then Russian Empire, of Jewish and Scottish extraction, Zadkine is primarily known as a sculptor but also produced paintings and graphical works. After attending art school in London, Zadkine settled in Paris about 1910, where he became part of the new Cubist movement (1914-1925). Following this period he developed an original style, strongly influenced by primitive arts. His best-known work is the sculpture "The Destoryed City (1953), a memorial to the destruction of the center of the Dutch city Rotterdam by the Germans in 1940. Owners of works by Ossip Zadkine are encouraged to register their works in the foundation." Awards: 1951 Vienna Biennale Sculpture prize and 1961 Grand Prix Natinal des Arts. Recent auction sales for this artist have auction estimates from $400-$1000+. Recent sales for the artists Homage a Rodin were not found. One was found in the Amica Library #50/120 Berto Lardera (1922-1989) Relief textured lithograph, his auction estimates run $300-$600. From Wikipedia: "Roberto Lardera (December, 1911–1989), was a notable Italian sculptor of the 20th Century. He was informally known as Berto Lardera. He was born in La Spieza, Italy, the son of a shipyard worker. He was self-taught and his leanings towards monumental, metallic sculptures may have been influenced by the sights he grew up with in the naval dockyards. In 1947 Lardera moved to Paris where he remained until his death in 1989. He exhibited at the Galerie Denise Rene' and then at the Salon De Mai and the Salon de Re'alitie's Nouvelles. Lardera's sculpture began with abstract metal structures based on two dimensions, or a flat geometrical plane, which challenged the conventional form of sculpture based around volume and enclosed spaces. Later his work became more diverse, with his geometrical constructions branching out into the horizontal as well as the vertical plane and often resulting in series based on a single theme, such as his Miracles, Aubes and Archanges series. His sculptures are to be found the world over, in Europe, America and Japan. They show the use of a wide range of different metals, as well as different dimensions. Lardera did not produce very many prints, but his interest in using different planes and dimensions led to him making markedly "sculptural" prints. He used a unique technique, cutting forms and designs with his sculpting tools in thick iron plates from which the prints were pulled. He used no acid or chemical processes." One of this edition is up on eBay currently for $950, his recent major auction estimates for other lithographs range $400 and up. Shipping and Insurance is included within the Continental United States to make it hassle free for you to purchase this extremely rare complete Hommage a Rodin (Homage to Rodin) Limited Edition Complete Portfolio. Serving you for over 30 years, we work hard to find unique antiques and heirlooms at reasonable prices. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us!
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