THIRTEEN prints in total, varying in size, the largest (the set of ten) measuring 12 1/2" by 9 3/4", TWO initialed in pencil in the margins by the noted Ukrainian-born, French artist SONIA DELAUNAY (1885-1979). Ten of the prints are from the 1930 set of approximately 40 stencils "Compositions/Couleurs/Idees" published by Editions d'Art Charles Moreau. Two of those are initialed "S.D." in pencil by the artist at lower right. Condition is generally very good, with some displaying some evidence of foxing or small faults. The prints are mostly (but not entirely) framed, (inexpensively so---could be all shipped unframed to save on shipping). Delaunay is a highly recognized modernist artist who along with her husband Robert Delaunay and the Czech artist Frantisek Kupka is recognized as a co-founder of the Orphism art movement. Orphism is considered an offshoot of Cubism, employing strong colors and geometric shapes. Delaunay was born in the Ukraine and displayed precocious ability. She studied early, in St. Petersburg and Germany, and was in Paris by 1905. Her first show was in 1908. Early works were heavily influenced by Fauvism. Delaunay became, in 1964, the first living female artist to have been given a retrospective at the Louvre (1964). The artist is credited with incorporating her designs in furniture, fabrics, wall coverings, and clothing. A major early work sold at auction in 2002 for nearly $3.9 million; numerous examples bring in the hundreds of thousands of dollars. Allow for reflections in some images.
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