This original lithograph was created in 1971 by Andre Brasilier. He creates works that are a blend of expressionism and ethereal beauty. His works often features themes and motifs like horses, nature, music, and the female figure. His wife, Chantal, has been his muse for several decades and his story is one of love for the world that surrounds us. Andre Brasilier, very much like Henri Matisse, is an artist of beauty and hope that elevates us and heals our soul. This proof is a "Bon à Tirer", which means that it is the last proof pulled from the press by the artist before the full edition is printed. It is the printer's insurance policy that the artist has accepted the final trials.
Because it is a working proof, it is slightly more aged and still has the registration marks in the margins. The artist has annotated the lower left requiring the amount of prints he wants printed. In this case, 250... as he knows there might be a few mistakes during the printing. Probably 10 to 15 proofs will not be good enough. The overrun of 10 to 20 will become artist proofs or collaborator's proofs.
E.A., B.A.T., Signed & Annotated "250 estampes arches / 25 japon", 1971. However, there were several mistakes and the edition ended up 150 on Arches and 25 proofs on Japan paper. Ref. Le Pichon #52
Both of Brasilier’s parents were painters, and he began painting as a child. He entered the École des Beaux-Arts at the age of 20, and by 23, had won the Premier Grand Prix de Rome for painting. His works blend abstraction, expressionism, and vivid colors. He often features the human form, horses, nature, and music, with an emphasis on composition and movement. He has had numerous exhibitions all over the world and was honored by a retrospective exhibition of his work at Russia’s renowned Hermitage Museum in Saint Petersburg in 2005 and at the Museum Haus Ludwig für Kunstausstellungen in Germany in 2007.
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