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Guillaume Corneille La Divan Bleu 1979 Signed Art Lithograph Rare Proof


Guillaume Corneille
Le Divan Bleu 1979
Print, Signed Lithograph on wove paper
25.5 x 19.5 ” inches

Signed in pencil and dated and marked PP (Printers Proof)

Hinges attached from previous matting. Otherwise Excellent condition

p.p. stands for “printers proof”; a few prints may be pulled for the printer and may or may not be signed by the artist. This is outside the regular edition, but printed at the same time or after the regular edition from the same metal lithograph plates without changes. Typically, 10% of the edition total is designated as A/P, or in the case of a small edition, five graphics or less are usually so designated.

As a co-founder of the famed experimental artist group CoBrA – one of the significant european art movements of the 20th century, Corneille (Guillaume van Beverloo) became a leading abstract expressionist painter and printmaker.

Corneille has been linked to Klee’s idea of finding a single formula to comprise man, beast, plants, earth, fire, water and air. His works include certain recurring exotic symbolic forms from his foreign travels.

For Corneille the woman’s body is a source of mystery and desire and he developed a dense visual vocabulary of icons and symbols that mirrored the many meanings that the woman held for him.

Since his first solo show in 1946, he has enjoyed more than 190 one-man shows and four museum retrospectives.

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