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The graphic arts (from the ancient greek graphein, to write) are defined as all technical procedures (drawing, prints, graphic design, etc.)
Enabling the visual conception or presentation of artistic work. By extension, they encompass all image reproduction procedures, like photography. Graphic art auctions thus include posters and drawings in watercolour, gouache and graphite on paper.
The art of the line found in old master and contemporary drawings rivals with prints: images obtained by printing from an engraved or drawn support – engravings, lithographs, screen prints, etc., the essential point being to make an imprint.online graphic arts sales also feature photographs, from Gustave Le Gray's albumen prints to contemporary prints by nan goldin, and even street art works, with tags, stencils and graffiti that have travelled from the street to the auction room.
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André MARFAING (1925-1987) Untitled. 1976. Etching and aquatint. Sheet: 32.5 x 25 cm. Marfaing et Rosset-Culleron 134. Very fine proof on white vellum, numbered and signed in pencil. Full margins. Edition of 30 proofs. Painter and engraver André Marfaing turned to abstraction in the post-war years, in contact with Pierre Soulage. The use of black is very present in his work. His minimal style explores opposites, contrasting light and shadow, full and empty. Awarded numerous prizes, his work is exhibited in France, as well as in galleries in London and Luxembourg. Several institutions have held exhibitions of his work, including the Abattoirs de Toulouse in 2011, the BNF in 2002 and the Musée d'Art Moderne de Troyes in 2001. ATTENTION: STORAGE AND RETRIEVAL AS OUR OFFICE IS CURRENTLY UNDER CONSTRUCTION, ALL LOTS MUST BE COLLECTED FROM OUR FURNITURE REPOSITORY IN SAINT-OUEN, ON PRESENTATION OF YOUR PAID SLIP AND PROOF OF IDENTITY. Address: LTSE - 50, rue Ardoin 93400 Saint-Ouen - Bâtiment 556C. Open 8.30am-12.30pm - 2pm-5pm (Monday to Friday). GPS location: 48.9116440170972, 2.322533212510162. STORAGE FEES : - Free storage for all withdrawals during the first week, up to and including April 29. - 5 euros/day per lot from April 30 inclusive. SHIPPING : SHIPPING WILL NOT BE INSURED BY AUDAP & Associés. Please contact the service provider of your choice: - The Packengers: hello@thepackengers.com - Mehdi Mentouri: mentouri.mehdi@gmail.com - LTSE : contact@ltse.fr

Estim. 60 - 80 EUR

André MARFAING (1925-1987) Untitled. 1969. Etching and aquatint. Sheet: 29.3 x 25 cm. Marfaing et Rosset-Culleron 85. Very fine proof on heavy textured white vellum, numbered and signed in pencil. Full margins. Edition of 30 proofs. Painter and engraver André Marfaing turned to abstraction in the post-war years, in contact with Pierre Soulage. The use of black is very present in his work. His minimal style explores opposites, contrasting light and shadow, full and empty. Awarded numerous prizes, his work is exhibited in France, as well as in galleries in London and Luxembourg. Several institutions have held exhibitions of his work, including the Abattoirs de Toulouse in 2011, the BNF in 2002 and the Musée d'Art Moderne de Troyes in 2001. ATTENTION: STORAGE AND RETRIEVAL AS OUR OFFICE IS CURRENTLY UNDERGOING RENOVATIONS, ALL LOTS MUST BE COLLECTED FROM OUR FURNITURE REPOSITORY IN SAINT-OUEN, WITH YOUR PAID SLIP AND PROOF OF IDENTITY. Address: LTSE - 50, rue Ardoin 93400 Saint-Ouen - Bâtiment 556C. Open 8.30am-12.30pm - 2pm-5pm (Monday to Friday). GPS location: 48.9116440170972, 2.322533212510162. STORAGE FEES : - Free storage for all withdrawals during the first week, up to and including April 29. - 5 euros/day per lot from April 30 inclusive. SHIPPING : AUDAP & Associés DOES NOT ASSURE SHIPPING. Please contact the service provider of your choice: - The Packengers: hello@thepackengers.com - Mehdi Mentouri: mentouri.mehdi@gmail.com - LTSE : contact@ltse.fr

Estim. 100 - 120 EUR