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Georges BRAQUE - Butterfly head - Original aquatint handsigned

Georges BRAQUE
Butterfly head

Original etching (aquatint), 1958
Handsigned in pencil by the artist
Unnumbered proof
From the book "aout"
On tinted paper, size 25 x 32.5 cm
Very good condition

REFERENCE : Catalog raisonné Vallier n°135
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Georges Braque : (1882-1963) is one of the founding fathers of Cubism. The artist grew up in Le Havre before coming to Paris in 1900. He turned to Fauvism in 1905 and exhibited the next year at The "Salon des Indépendants". Braque met Picasso at the "Bateau-Lavoir" in 1907 by means of Apollinaire. Both artists share an admiration for Cézanne. Giving up landscape for still life, Braque collaborated with Picasso in the formulation of "analytical" then "hermetic" Cubism doctrines. From 1912, the invention of the "papiers collés" allowed him to reintroduce color which became independent from shape ("Still life with violin", 1912). As a pioneer, he was the first to introduce in his works the printing letter, to use the combs to paint, fake wood, and to add sand, sawdust and nail to the painting surface. His mobilization in 1914, marked his separation from Picasso. Braque then essentially dedicated himself to still life. From 1928, the artist lightened his palette and the purchase of his Varengeville-sur-mer property near Dieppe in 1930, announced the reappearance of the landscape in his painting. On the other hand, World War II, inspired his darkest paintings. He died in Paris in 1963.

Walker Art Center (The USA)
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FRAC Poitou-Charente (France)
FRAC Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur (France)
The Bridgestone Museum of art Ishibashi Foundation (Japan)
Fundação Museu de Serralves (Portugal)
Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian (Portugal)
Musée Cantini (France)
Deutsche Bank Art Collection (Germany)
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The Gilbert Brownstone Foundation (France)
Les Abattoirs - FRAC Midi Pyrénées (France)
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Fondation Marguerite et Aimé Maeght (France)
Sioux City Art Center, Sioux City IA (The USA)
Davis Art Museum, Wellesley College (The USA)
SMAK (Belgium)
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Carnegie Museum of art (The USA)
Collection André et Bona Pieyre de Mandiargues
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Essl Museum (Austria)
Artothèque, Pessac (France)
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Dexia Art gallery (Belgium)
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Centre Pompidou - Musée national d'art moderne (France)
ING Bank Art Collection (Netherlands)
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Fundación Antonio Pérez. Diputación de Cuenca (Spain)
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Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía (MNCARS) (Spain)
Randers Kunstmuseum (Denmark)
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The Whitney Museum of American Art (The USA)
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Artothèque de Brest (France)
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Collection Thomas Neirynck (Belgium)
Musée cantonal des Beaux arts, Lausanne (Switzerland)
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Belgacom art collection (Belgium)
nufnuf-art fondation (Switzerland)
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Musée de la cour d'or - Metz (France)
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ENSBA Ecole Nationale des Beaux Arts (France)
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Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum of Art, New York (The USA)
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Collection Géotec (France)
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Dordrechts Museum (Netherlands)
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Musée Rolin (France)
Artothèque, Nantes (France)
De Hallen Haarlem (Netherlands)
Centre de la gravure et de l'image imprimée (Belgium)
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