Untitled (woman with fan) by Antoniucci Volti

Untitled (woman with fan) by Antoniucci Volti

Untitled (woman with fan)

Antoniucci Volti

Title

Untitled (woman with fan)

 
Artist
Year
c. 1955  
Technique
color lithograph 
Image Size
16 7/8 x 13" image 
Signature
pencil, lower right 
Edition Size
105 of 175  
Annotations
pencil editioned 
Reference
 
Paper
antique-white Marais wove (flowered watermark in lower right) 
State
published 
Publisher
Guilde de Gravure (blindstamp in lower left margin) 
Inventory ID
17543 
Price
$500.00 
Description

Italian printmaker Antoniucci Volti did this color lithograph for the publisher Guilde de Gravure and has their blindstamp in the lower left margin. His subject is a young woman on a winding staircase, holding a fan. The artist uses swatches of color to surround and illuminate the subject, forcing the viewer's attention to her countenence.

Antoniucci Voltigerno, called "Volti" is best known as a sculptor. He was interned in a Nazi prison camp during WWII and his Paris studio and all his early work was destroyed during the war. After the war he also worked as a printmaker.

The 'Guilde de la Gravure' (Lugt 1110b) was founded in 1949 by publisher Pierre Cailler and artistic director Nesto Jiacometti in Geneva, Switzerland as the first subsciption publishers of original prints in all media after WWII, aimed at bringing original work to new collectors in a recovering international economy. Publications were done in editions of around 200 and 240.

Cailler and Jiacometti parted ways in 1955 and Jiacometti created the 'L'Oeuvre Gravée' (Lugt 4678) while Callier created the 'Guilde de Gravure' (Lugt 4670).