Alain Bonnefoit (born 1937) is a French artist known internationally for his nudes. His works capture grace and sensuality with an air of sophistication that never falls to vulgarity. The artist's insight into his art is oft-quoted - "I love ample, generous, dashing movements. One should always avoid blocked, stunted, inhibited, breathless gestures. As in martial arts, the quality of breathing is essential for achievement. I would say that it is necessary to dominate not only the drawing, but also the matter that serves as support. This technique is physical and sensual. The strokes on the paper must necessarily be powerful, determined, instinctive." Bonnefoit's works are now held in the several museums collections, including The State of France, Paris, Boccaccio Museum of Certaldo and the Marino Marini Museum in Italy, the Modern Art Museum of Kwan Ju in Korea and the Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo and Fukiwara Ju in Japan. Naturally, i was ecstatic years ago when I was able to buy several original drawings by Bonnefoit. This is an outstanding example of his work. Even his lithographs are selling for hundreds of dollars and more, and we offer an original. I believe this is investment quality.
Medium: Pen and crayon on paper.
Size: 23 1/4" by 19" (framed).
Signed: Lower Right.
Condition: Very Good. No losses. (Not examined out of frame).
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