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Le French Cancan – La Ville Series

Le French Cancan, 1959 by Fernand Leger is an original color lithograph print from the La Ville Series. This print is a rare BAT (Bon a Tirer) hand signed by Nadia Leger aside from the limited editon of 180. Annotated ‘BAT’ and signed in pencil lower right.

Influenced by the chaos of urban spaces and his interest in brilliant, primary color, Léger sought to express the noise, dynamism, and speed of new technology and machinery often creating a sense of movement in his paintings that captured the optimism of the pre-World War I period.

During the 1920s he branched out into other methods of creative expression. He illustrated books, made sets and costumes for ballet and theater performances, and even made the film, Ballet Mechanique, in 1924. It was also in 1924 that he founded a free school for modern art in Paris with Amédée Ozenfant where he taught alongside Marie Laurencin and Aleksandra Ekster.

Medium

Lithograph

Year

1959

Edition

BAT

Signature

Signed

Size 20 x 26 (in)
51 x 66 (cm)
Price Price on Request
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Le French Cancan, 1959 by Fernand Leger is an original color lithograph print from the La Ville Series. This print is a rare BAT (Bon a Tirer) hand signed by Nadia Leger aside from the limited editon of 180. Annotated ‘BAT’ and signed in pencil lower right.

Influenced by the chaos of urban spaces and his interest in brilliant, primary color, Léger sought to express the noise, dynamism, and speed of new technology and machinery often creating a sense of movement in his paintings that captured the optimism of the pre-World War I period.

During the 1920s he branched out into other methods of creative expression. He illustrated books, made sets and costumes for ballet and theater performances, and even made the film, Ballet Mechanique, in 1924. It was also in 1924 that he founded a free school for modern art in Paris with Amédée Ozenfant where he taught alongside Marie Laurencin and Aleksandra Ekster.

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Medium

Lithograph

Year

1959

Edition

BAT

Signature

Signed

Size 20 x 26 (in)
51 x 66 (cm)
Price Price on Request