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Set of 4 PATRICK NAGEL (1945-1984) “Playboy Portfolio 2” Prints

$1,295.00
Set of four prints by renowned artist and illustrator Patrick Nagel (1945-1984) depicts four individual nude models, originally published as part of Nagel’s illustration work for Playboy Magazine. Nagel’s popular illustrations emphasize the female form in a distinctive, immediately recognizable style descended from Art Deco and Pop art. A sensual observation of the nude model, each print is matted and housed in a sleek black frame that matches the aesthetic of Nagel’s work perfectly and are all signed by Nagel’s widow, Jennifer Dumas as part of the portfolio's posthumous release.  About the Artist: Patrick Nagel was born November 25, 1945 in Dayton, Ohio, but was raised most of his life in the Los Angeles area. After serving in the United States Army with the 101st Airborne in Vietnam, Nagel attended the Chouinard Art Institute in Los Angeles in 1969, and in that same year he received his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from California State University, Fullerton. Beginning in 1971, Nagel worked as a graphic designer for ABC Television before partaking in freelance work for companies and magazines such as IBM, Rolling Stone, and Universal Studios. Likewise, Nagel produced album covers for recording artists, most notably for Duran Duran’s 1982 hit album, Rio. Nagel contributed to Playboy Magazine from August 1975 to July 1984, with one of his paintings being published in every issue between that time period, roughly totaling 285 pieces. Nagel died of an undisclosed heart defect in 1984, at the young age of 38. His already popular work exploded throughout the 1980s and flooded the market to make Nagel a quintessential American artist still today. This set of prints is amongst hundreds of pieces of art that are available at our location in Grandview! Come in today and see the full collection.  

NIKI DE SAINT PHALLE (1930-2002) “Remember?” Serigraph

$2,900.00
Serigraph by French-American artist Niki de Saint Phalle (1930-2002) is titled “Remember?” and depicts various moments of intimacy with a couple paired with whimsical colorful figures. Noted for her experimental style of making art that incorporated whimsical, light-hearted elements, Saint Phalle presents an image of charged eroticism meant to explore the passions she held for her lover. Housed in a modest silver frame, this serigraph is signed by the artist at the right hand corner of the print in faded ink. About the Artist: Catherine Marie-Agnès Fal de Saint Phalle was born in 1930 near Paris to a French father and an American mother as the second of five children. She spent most of her childhood in New York City, and summers in Connecticut or Long Island, though she frequently returned to France to visit relatives, becoming fluent in both French and English. Working as a fashion model in her late teens, Saint Phalle appeared on the cover of Life Magazine and in the pages of Elle and Harper’s Bazaar, and eloped with Henry Matthews, an author and childhood friend, at the age of 18. While Matthews studied music at Harvard University, Saint Phalle began to explore painting, being encouraged to paint as a form of therapy. At the end of the 1950s, Saint Phalle and her husband moved back to Paris. In 1960, however, the couple separated and Saint Phalle moved to a new apartment, established a studio, and met artist Jean Tinguely, with whom she would collaborate artistically. Within a year, they had moved in together and begun a romantic relationship. Saint Phalle became part of the Nouveau Réalisme movement along with Tinguely, Yves Klein, Arman and others, being the only woman in the group. Her most famous and prolific series of works, the Nanas, were begun in the mid-1960s and were inspired by a friend's pregnancy, her reflections on archetypal feminine forms, and the vexed positions that women occupy in modern, patriarchal societies. 'Nanas,' a French slang word roughly equivalent to 'broads,' is a title that encapsulates the theme of the everywoman as well as the casual denigration that closely accompanies the rhetorical grouping of women as a social category. Saint Phalle became one of the first artists to get involved with the AIDS crisis, with the 1980s also serving as the the most prolific period in the Nanas series. Working at her art until the very end, Saint Phalle died in La Jolla, California in May of 2002 and has been immortalized as an artist that has had a significant effect on the development of conceptual art and feminism. This serigraph is amongst hundreds of pieces of art that are available at our location in Grandview! Come in today and see the full collection.  

ANDY WARHOL (1928-1987) Endangered Species Portfolio

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This portfolio of prints by American pop art master Andy Warhol (1928-1987) offers pieces from Warhol’s “Endangered Species” series made in 1983. Commissioned by art dealers Ronald and Frayda Feldman, the idea for the portfolio was born after conversations they had with Warhol about ecological issues. Some pieces included in the portfolio include “Black Rhinoceros”,  “Bighorn Ram”, and “Grevy’s Zebra”, with each print measuring at 12.5” x 16”. Unsigned by Warhol, this portfolio is the perfect gift for devotees of the Pope of Pop. About the Artist: Andy Warhol (born Andrew Warhola) was born in Pittsburgh on August 6th, 1928, the son of Rusyn immigrants from Slovakia. After graduating from the Carnegie Institute of Technology, Warhol moved to New York City, where he worked as a very successful commercial illustrator for roughly a decade. Warhol began painting in the late 1950s and by 1963, he was mass-producing purposely banal images of consumer goods and celebrities by means of photographic silkscreen prints in a movement known as “Pop Art”. The late 1960s for Warhol included his rise to celebrity in his own right, and he began making underground films that are recognized as avant-garde cinema. An assassination attempt in 1968 saw Warhol retreat from the open studio and focus on more commercial means of production throughout the 1970s and 1980s. One of Warhol’s last major collaborations was with the young American painter Jean-Michel Basquiat, with whom he produced a body of work in 1984. Warhol remained active until his death in February of 1987 and he is celebrated as one of the greatest artists of the 20th century. These prints are amongst hundreds of pieces of art that are available at our location in Grandview! Come in today and see the full collection.  

GONZALO ENDARA CROW (1936-1996) “Al Mediodía” Silkscreen Print

$716.00
Original silkscreen print by Latin American writer and painter Gonzalo Endara Crow (1936-1996) depicts a magical realist image of a flying train passing against a mountain villa landscape, large fruits also visible amongst the passing figures below. Titled, “Al Mediodia” or “At Midday”, this silkscreen harkens back to Endara Crow’s childhood fascination with trains, as his grandfather worked on the railroad. Housed in a gloss olive frame, this silkscreen is signed and numbered by the artist at the bottom of the print. Embossed with an Arte Dos Grafico mark by Endara Crow’s representative, Sextante Gallery. This silkscreen is amongst hundreds of pieces of art that are available at our location in Grandview! Come in today and see the full collection.  

JAMES PRADIER (1790-1852) “La Toilette d’Atalante” Bronze Sculpture

$2,500.00
Bronze sculpture by French artist James Pradier (1790-1852) depicts the Arcadian heroine Atalanta, a huntress who was allied with the goddess Artemis. From mythology, Atalanta would agree to marry the suitor that could outrun her. If they were to fail, however, they would be put to death. Praidier’s historical reputation as a most competent artist is exhibited on full display with this gorgeous neoclassical sculpture. This figure of Atalanta kneels against a base denoting Pradier’s signature and the Susse Foundry seal, offering a beautiful rendition of Pradier’s original marble masterpiece.  About the Artist: Born Jean Jacques Pradier in the Republic of Geneva in 1790, James Pradier moved to Paris in 1807 for work before studying at the École des Beaux-Arts beginning in 1808. He won a Prix de Rome that enabled him to study in Rome from 1814 to 1818 at the Villa Medici and made his debut at the Salon in 1819, quickly acquiring a reputation as a talented artist. In 1827, he became a member of the Académie des beaux-arts and a professor at the École des Beaux-Arts. Unlike many of his contemporaries, Pradier oversaw the finish of his sculptures himself and his workshop served as a meeting place for the artists of Paris. Pradier continued to work until his death in 1852, after which the contents of his studio were purchased by the city museum of Geneva. This sculpture is amongst hundreds of pieces of art that are available at our location in Grandview! Come in today and see the full collection.  

Vintage SID CHAFETZ(1922–2013) Hand Signed and Numbered Woodcut on Paper

$2,500.00
Circa 1977, hand signed, and numbered #6/10, a three color woodcut print on paper. Titled "Recent Research Reveals Location of World's Largest Fastest Food Franchise" this print is exemplary of Chafetz's use of humor to tackle politics. An emeritus professor of art, at the Ohio State University, one might recognize the landscape depicted below as the university's campus, a subject often explored in Chafetz's work. Framed with newspaper clipping attached on back. About the Artist: Sid Chafetz (1922-2013) was an artist and professor based in Columbus, Ohio. Born in Providence, Rhode Island, he attended Rhode Island School of Design before being drafted into the US Army in 1942. He returned after his service and graduated in 1947. He continued his education in France at L’Ecole Americaine des Beaux-Arts and the Acadãmie Julian, alongside artists Fernand Lãger and Stanley W. Hayter. Chafetz would then teach at The Ohio State University beginning in 1948, and was an active part of developing the printmaking program within the Department of Art. He retired from teaching in 1982 to focus on his own art. Deeply satirical with beliefs, his works bear a haunting style laden with politics, education, and literature. This print is amongst hundreds of pieces of art that are available at our showroom in Grandview! Come in today and see the full collection.  

Original DR. SEUSS (1904-1991) Bird Drawing

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This original drawing from legendary author and cartoonist Theodor Geisel (1904-1991), otherwise known as Dr. Seuss depicts a yellow bird-like creature in pen and ink. Drawn in a typical Suessian style, this yellow bird is accented with green, purple, and blue highlights to make a whimsical, colorful addition to the art collection. Housed in a standard black frame, this original drawing is signed "Dr. Seuss" in the lower right side of the drawing and is authenticated with a Global Fine Art stamp en verso. About the Artist: Born in 1904 in Springfield, Massachusetts, Theodor Seuss Geisel began writing while attending Dartmouth College, where he would rise to the editor-in-chief position at the Dartmouth Jack-O-Lantern, which was a humor magazine at Dartmouth. Geisel began using the "Dr. Seuss" pen name while at Dartmouth before meeting his future wife, Helen Palmer, at Oxford, who, after seeing his notebooks, encouraged him to pursue a career in drawing. His articles and illustrations were published in numerous magazines, including LIFE and Vanity Fair. A cartoon that he published in the July 1927 issue of The Saturday Evening Post landed him a staff position at the New York weekly Judge. During World War II, Geisel began contributing weekly political cartoons to the liberal publication PM Magazine, and following the war, he and Helen moved to California, where he would write at least eight hours a day. Throughout his career, Geisel wrote over 60 books and won numerous awards, including the 1984 Pulitzer Prize, an Academy Award, three Emmys and three Grammys. His final book, Oh, the Places You’ll Go! was published the year before his death, intended to be a sendoff for children of all ages. Geisel passed away in 1991 at the age of 87, and remains one of the most popular children’s authors in history. This drawing is amongst hundreds of pieces of art that are available at our location in Grandview! Come in today and see the full collection.  

RENÈ GRUAU (1909-2004) “Les Girls Suite” Limited Edition Signed Lithograph

$4,500.00
This large, limited edition lithograph by visionary fashion illustrator René Gruau (1909-2004) comes from the “Les Girls Suite” collection, in which Gruau depicts female figures cloaking themselves against the printed background of the lithographic paper. Rendered in cyan, Gruau depicts this figure with a large hat, sensually looking over her shoulder at the viewer. Framed in a tall, fabric-wrapped frame with black trim, this lithograph is signed by Gruau in the lower right corner of the print. Two other lithographs from this series are available, each sold separately. About the Artist: Born Renato Zavagli Ricciardelli delle Caminate in Rimini, Italy, in 1909, Gruau was the son of an Italian count and French aristocrat. Instead of following in his father's footsteps and accepting the job of a royal military commander, Gruau’s passion and inclination led him to a love and pursuit of fine arts, and he began supporting his mother by selling illustrations to fashion magazines at the age of fourteen. Gruau moved to the United States in 1948 to work for Vogue and Harper's Bazaar. He remained with the magazine for two years, before working as the sole illustrator for Flair. Influenced by Japanese woodblock prints and the simplified designs of Toulouse-Lautrec, Gruau created a style of elegance that has had a lasting effect on how fashion is illustrated today. Gruau's artwork is recognized and commended internationally in some of the world’s most prestigious art museums including the Louvre in Paris and the Blank in Italy. He passed away in 2004 in Rome, Italy at the age of 95. This lithograph is amongst hundreds of pieces of art that are available at our location in Grandview! Come in today and see the full collection.  

RENÈ GRUAU (1909-2004) “Les Girls Suite” Limited Edition Signed Lithograph

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This large, limited edition lithograph by visionary fashion illustrator René Gruau (1909-2004) comes from the “Les Girls Suite” collection, in which Gruau depicts female figures cloaking themselves against the printed background of the lithographic paper. Rendered in red, Gruau depicts this figure in a joyful expression with a long scarf, laughing with (or at) the viewer. Framed in a tall, fabric-wrapped frame with black trim, this lithograph is signed by Gruau in the lower right corner of the print. Two other lithographs from this series are available, each sold separately. About the Artist: Born Renato Zavagli Ricciardelli delle Caminate in Rimini, Italy, in 1909, Gruau was the son of an Italian count and French aristocrat. Instead of following in his father's footsteps and accepting the job of a royal military commander, Gruau’s passion and inclination led him to a love and pursuit of fine arts, and he began supporting his mother by selling illustrations to fashion magazines at the age of fourteen. Gruau moved to the United States in 1948 to work for Vogue and Harper's Bazaar. He remained with the magazine for two years, before working as the sole illustrator for Flair. Influenced by Japanese woodblock prints and the simplified designs of Toulouse-Lautrec, Gruau created a style of elegance that has had a lasting effect on how fashion is illustrated today. Gruau's artwork is recognized and commended internationally in some of the world’s most prestigious art museums including the Louvre in Paris and the Blank in Italy. He passed away in 2004 in Rome, Italy at the age of 95. This lithograph is amongst hundreds of pieces of art that are available at our location in Grandview! Come in today and see the full collection.  

RENÈ GRUAU (1909-2004) “Les Girls Suite” Limited Edition Signed Lithograph

$4,500.00
This large, limited edition lithograph by visionary fashion illustrator René Gruau (1909-2004) comes from the “Les Girls Suite” collection, in which Gruau depicts female figures cloaking themselves against the printed background of the lithographic paper. Rendered in yellow, Gruau depicts this nude figure in a turban, sensually locking eyes with the viewer. Framed in a tall, fabric-wrapped frame with black trim, this lithograph is signed by Gruau in the lower right corner of the print. Two other lithographs from this series are available, each sold separately. About the Artist: Born Renato Zavagli Ricciardelli delle Caminate in Rimini, Italy, in 1909, Gruau was the son of an Italian count and French aristocrat. Instead of following in his father's footsteps and accepting the job of a royal military commander, Gruau’s passion and inclination led him to a love and pursuit of fine arts, and he began supporting his mother by selling illustrations to fashion magazines at the age of fourteen. Gruau moved to the United States in 1948 to work for Vogue and Harper's Bazaar. He remained with the magazine for two years, before working as the sole illustrator for Flair. Influenced by Japanese woodblock prints and the simplified designs of Toulouse-Lautrec, Gruau created a style of elegance that has had a lasting effect on how fashion is illustrated today. Gruau's artwork is recognized and commended internationally in some of the world’s most prestigious art museums including the Louvre in Paris and the Blank in Italy. He passed away in 2004 in Rome, Italy at the age of 95. This lithograph is amongst hundreds of pieces of art that are available at our location in Grandview! Come in today and see the full collection.  

ITZCHAK TARKAY (1935-2012) “Magic Moments” Signed Serigraph

$477.00
Serigraph by Israeli painter and graphic artist Itzchak Tarkay (1935-2012) depicts a scene of two women conversing against an outdoor café setting, a third female figure lingering in the background. Titled “Magic Moments”, Tarkay crafts this sophisticated image with elegant forms and lively hues that play beautifully off of each other. Influenced by the work of Matisse and Toulouse-Lautrec, Tarkay’s work continues to be popular amongst collectors for its modernist sensibility and pleasing forms and tones. This piece of fine art is framed in gold and signed by Tarkay in the bottom right corner of the print. This serigraph is amongst hundreds of pieces of art that are available at our location in Grandview! Come in today and see the full collection.  

PETER MAX (1937-) “Better World Collage” Acrylic on Lithograph

$4,000.00
Original mixed media collage by renowned German-American Pop artist Peter Max (1937-) depicts a colorful rendering of a sunset bordered by abstract forms and gestural brushstrokes. Max’s signature psychedelic style has remained popular with collectors since he first began exhibiting in the early 1960’s. Crafted from painted acrylic on lithograph and framed in gold, this piece of fine art is signed by Max on the lower right hand side of the print. This collage is amongst hundreds of pieces of art that are available at our location in Grandview! Come in today and see the full collection.