For sale here is an original 1950s 60s abstract modernist color lithograph signed and numbered in pencil by the very well-known mid-century modernist artist Yves Trevedy (1916-1991, France) and titled "Venice" on the original gallery tag at back. An excellent example of his work, and in a larger format so will be sure to impress! This original lithograph measures 25-3/4" by 19-7/8" at the outer edges, and the image area measures 18-1/4" by 14-1/4". Signed and numbered in pencil along the bottom edge of the image area by the artist, and the title "Venice" given on the original gallery tag at back. (Apparently the artist did a series of prints all of which were titled simply "Venice" with no further particulars or distinctions - I have two of them for sale presently (Oct 2019), and I've seen others from the series.) Also bears the watermark "B. F. K. Rives" for the maker of the paper used in this artwork. Overall excellent vintage condition as shown with a pinhole in the margins, some tape residue at back, and very slight edge wear as shown - please view the photos, read the description, and ask all questions prior to purchase. I am open to reasonable offers from serious buyers. This artwork will be shipped rolled in a tube.
This is one of several vintage original graphic artworks that I am listing in my store. I have acquired this artwork, along with many other works of graphic art, from the estate of a former gallery owner Eric Locke from San Francisco. Originally born in Germany in 1887, Eric Locke's father was a high-court judge, and his mother was a German aristocrat at the court of Kaiser Willhelm. In 1923 Eric Locke moved to Hollywood where he was given a part in the silent epic "Merry-Go-Round" by the great Eric von Stroheim. For several years after that he was the personal assistant to Ernst Lubitch, the famous German producer. In 1952 he moved to San Francisco, and shortly after that opened his gallery in an old Victorian mansion. The Eric Locke Gallery was famous in it's day for championing the graphics arts by established and up and coming artists from around the world, and was one of only two galleries in San Francisco that sold graphic arts when it opened, the other being the world-famous Gumps. They were also famous for having modernist sculpture shows that drew talent from around the world and included some of the great local Bay area talent of that era as well. The Eric Locke gallery was open from 1955 to 1965, though all the artworks were acquired prior to 1964, when the proprietor had a stroke and was no longer able to run the business. After closing the gallery in 1965, these artworks were placed in storage until the present. Eric Locke passed away in 1969 at the age of 82. I have a fair number of photographs of old exhibition advertising, newspaper clippings and other ephemera for this gallery and a number of the artists it represented, and am willing to share this material with serious buyers who have an interest.