Marie Laurencin Print, Juene Fille " PIVOINE"
For your consideration, a vintage framed print circa 1960's by
Marie Laurencin (1883-1956). This quality print measures 15 1/2'" x 12 ½" and is in its original 21" x 17 ½" x 2" wood frame. The work does not exhibit any ink clusters or dots and exhibits a nice color depth and pleasing vintage patina. The work is in excellent vintage condition, with just the usual minor wear. The work has its original "Breuners" price tag; Breuners Home Furnishings or Breuners is an online furniture company that was a chain of brick and mortar furniture stores in the United States for 148 years before declaring bankruptcy in 2004.
The work is signed and dated "Marie Laurencin 1928" and displayes its gallery tag on the reverse "Marie Laurencin PIVOINE". Laurencin went to Sèvres at the age of eighteen to receive instruction in porcelain painting. She subsequently continued her studies at the Académie Humbert in Paris, where she met Braque and, through him, Picasso and the poet Guillaume Apollinaire. Laurencin was the lover of Apollinaire, and was considered the muse of the Cubists. Thanks to her contacts with the circle of Picasso and Apollinaire, and her participation in discussions about art and art theory, she experienced the development of Cubism at firsthand. Although Laurencin considerably simplified and abstracted the forms in her paintings, like the Cubists, she chose to employ a completely different style and mainly painted elegant young women with rounded forms and muted shadows. Her work was exhibited at the 1907 Salon des Indépendants and, in subsequent years, at leading Paris galleries. From the 1920s her paintings met with increasing interest and success. Laurencin received a number of commissions for portraits of Parisian society ladies, such as Helena Rubinstein and Coco Chanel. She also wrote poems, designed sets and costumes for the theater and ballet, and illustrated books.
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