Bid to win Statue of Liberty (Day), from the Statue of Liberty Suite by Erté.
Title: Statue of Liberty (Day), from the Statue of Liberty Suite
Year created: 1986
Medium: Hand-Signed & Numbered Limited Edition Serigraph with Embossing and Foil Stamping
Edition: 287/300 Hand-Signed & Numbered Limited Edition
Height (inches): 42
Width (inches): 33
Depth (inches): 1
Signed by the artist
Signed Area: Front
This piece is framed.
Includes a certificate of authenticity.
Description of piece:
Classic and elegant, and with extraordinary detailing, Statue of Liberty (Day) is an original hand-signed and numbered limited edition Art Deco Erté artwork. A dramatically-sized showpiece, it has been specially custom framed to showcase the work.
Statue of Liberty (Day) depicts Lady Liberty embossed and emblazoned in gold against a daytime New York City skyline and the large golden disk of the sun. A serigraph with embossing and foil stamping, silver highlights shimmer throughout the work, including in the highly detailed silver NYC buildings, and stylized silver and blue waves beneath Lady Liberty. Radiating out from the sun are silver beams of light, created from rows of silver dots, filling the daytime sky with radiant silver light. Silver metallic stars adorn Lady Liberty's flowing gown. The work is hand-signed by Erté and numbered, in pencil.
This work, Day, is one of the two companion artworks in Erté's Statue of Liberty Suite, which is comprised of Statue of Liberty (Night) and Statue of Liberty (Day). Night is being simultaneously auctioned on Charitybuzz, the perfect companion piece to this work, Day.
Framed in a classic wood frame with rows of carved detailing in black, silver inner frame, and delicate silvery metallic wood fillet, it is complete with a white mat matched to the white background of the artwork. Framed size measures 42" in height x 33" width, with a 1" frame depth.
Statue of Liberty (Day) is numbered 287 from the limited edition of 300 pieces, and is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity.
Erté, Romain de Tirtoff, (1892–1990) was a Russian-born French artist and designer who is equally famous for his elegant fashion designs and his artwork, both of which capture the art deco period in which he worked.
Diversely talented, Erté was born in Saint Petersburg to a distinguished family with roots tracing back to 1548. After moving to Paris, he secured his first substantial contract with Harper's Bazaar magazine, and thus launched an illustrious career that included designing costumes and stage sets. Between 1915–1937, Erte designed over 200 covers for Harper's Bazaar, and his illustrations would also appear in such publications as Illustrated London News, Cosmopolitan, Ladies' Home Journal, and Vogue. Erté flourished and was renowned in an array of fields, including fashion, jewelry, graphic arts, costume and set design for film, theater, and opera, and interior decor.
After designing apparel for the French dancer Gaby Deslys, Erté went on to design costumes, program designs, and sets which were featured in the Ziegfeld Follies of 1923, many productions of the Folies Bergère, and George White's Scandals. On Broadway, the celebrated French chanteuse Irène Bordoni wore Erté's designs. His delicate figures and sophisticated, glamorous designs are instantly recognizable, and his ideas and art still influence fashion into the 21st century.
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