Sonia Delaunay – Compositions, Colours, Ideas. 1930
28 April 2022
Sonia Delaunay, 1885-1979
Compositions Couleurs Idées. No 40
Colour stencil print (pochoir) using dense gouache-type inks. Issued 1930. Compositions conceived and created 1926-28. Issued as an album of separate loose sheets. Issued by Editions d’Art Charles Moreau, 8 Rue de Prague, Paris XII. Edition size not known. No impressions were ever signed. With the printed title-heading designed by Delaunay, upper left.
Reference: Bibliothèque Nationale Exhibition, Paris - Sonia et Robert Delaunay, 1977.
No 456 in this exhibition was 12 compositions from the series.
See also catalogue page 167.
See also: Jan Garden Castro - ‘Sonia Delaunay La Moderne’, 2002 Exhibition catalogue and monograph for the Jane Voorhees Zimerli Art Museum USA, and Fukuyama Museum of Art Japan: Nos 35 and 36 - two images illustrated. Nos 16 and 22.
Superb impression with totally fresh colours and, exceptionally, with no surface rubbing of the matt stencil-printed gouache inks. (These prints had always been stored in their original issue hard folder cover). In totally original condition with no restoration. On medium stiff cream card. Image: 165 x 155mm. Sheet: 325 x 245mm.
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