Deux oiseaux sur fond bleu (Two Birds on a Blue Background) 1961 Lithograph
Georges Braque (1882-1963)
Deux oiseaux sur fond bleu (Two Birds on a Blue Background) 1961 Lithograph on Paper 29"x36.5" framed, 16"x21" unframed
Edition 145/200. Plate stamped lower right and signed lower right. Framed in a restored vintage mid-century wood frame in a black finish using warm white archival matting behind conservation plexi. Good vintage condition with some paper discoloration along the left hand side of the paper.
From the estate of Edyth and Phillip Bassett.
Georges Braque was a French painter, collagist, printmaker and sculptor. He is notable for his association with the fauvist movement from 1905, and his major contribution to the development of cubism. Braque worked closely alongside Pablo Picasso between 1908 and 1912, creating the language of cubist painting, which marked a massive historical change in the practice of painting and artmaking that rippled through the rest of the 20th century.
His work is held by some of the world’s leading institutions in fine art such as the Guggenheim Museum (NYC), Metropolitan Museum of Art (NYC), the Museum of Modern Art (NYC), Museum of Fine Arts (Boston, MA), the Norton Simon Museum (Pasadena, CA), Musee d'Orsay (Paris), Louvre Museum (Paris), as well as the Tate Gallery in London.