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Composition in Black, Yellow and Brown

Composition in Black, Yellow and Brown, 1962 by Serge Poliakoff is an aquatint and etching print in five colors on BFK Rives Paper. This print is from the artist proof edition of 25 and it is numbered in Roman numerals. This print is signed in the lower left margin of the paper.

Serge Poliakoff was a Russian artist associated with the School of Paris and the abstract movements of postwar Europe.

Composition in Black, Yellow and Brown employs patches of bold color within non-representational composition. This print is characterized by the interlocking jigsaw arrangements. “The painting should be monumental,” the artist once stated. “That is to say, larger than its dimensions.” Born on January 8, 1900 in Moscow, Russia, the young artist fled the Russian Revolution in 1917 and settled in Paris in 1923 after living in Constantinople. He studied painting at the Académie Forchot and Académie de la Grande Chaumière, but it was not until 1935, while attending the Slade School of Art in London, that he discovered the abstract works of Wassily Kadinsky and Sonia Delaunay. These two artist’s works had a profound impact on Poliakoff’s understanding of color and the works he made throughout the rest of his career. The artist died on October 12, 1969 in Paris, France. In 2015, Timothy Taylor Gallery in London held the show Serge Poliakoff: Silent Paintings, which opened to critical acclaim. Today, his works are held in the collections of The Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Tate Gallery in London, the Malmö Konsthall in Sweden, and the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden in Washington, D.C., among others.

Medium

Aquatint, Etching

Year

1962

Edition

25

Catalogue Raisonné

NA

Signature

Signed

Size 19 x 24.75 (in)
48.5 x 63 (cm)
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Composition in Black, Yellow and Brown, 1962 by Serge Poliakoff is an aquatint and etching print in five colors on BFK Rives Paper. This print is from the artist proof edition of 25 and it is numbered in Roman numerals. This print is signed in the lower left margin of the paper.

Serge Poliakoff was a Russian artist associated with the School of Paris and the abstract movements of postwar Europe.

Composition in Black, Yellow and Brown employs patches of bold color within non-representational composition. This print is characterized by the interlocking jigsaw arrangements. “The painting should be monumental,” the artist once stated. “That is to say, larger than its dimensions.” Born on January 8, 1900 in Moscow, Russia, the young artist fled the Russian Revolution in 1917 and settled in Paris in 1923 after living in Constantinople. He studied painting at the Académie Forchot and Académie de la Grande Chaumière, but it was not until 1935, while attending the Slade School of Art in London, that he discovered the abstract works of Wassily Kadinsky and Sonia Delaunay. These two artist’s works had a profound impact on Poliakoff’s understanding of color and the works he made throughout the rest of his career. The artist died on October 12, 1969 in Paris, France. In 2015, Timothy Taylor Gallery in London held the show Serge Poliakoff: Silent Paintings, which opened to critical acclaim. Today, his works are held in the collections of The Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Tate Gallery in London, the Malmö Konsthall in Sweden, and the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden in Washington, D.C., among others.

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Medium

Aquatint, Etching

Year

1962

Edition

25

Catalogue Raisonné

NA

Signature

Signed

Size 19 x 24.75 (in)
48.5 x 63 (cm)
Price Price on Request