logo
Weekly Auctions of Exceptional Items
Log In
lots of lots

M.C. Escher (Dutch, 1898-1972) - Fine Art Print on

Sold on LiveAuctioneers

item-85675727=1
item-85675727=2
item-85675727=3
item-85675727=4
M.C. Escher (Dutch, 1898-1972) - Fine Art Print on

Lot 6052 Details

Description
This lot consists of a fine art print on paper, done in the modern style of artist M.C. Escher (Dutch, 1898-1972). Graphite inscription at bottom of composition reads, "73/100. M.C. Escher". This surreal image depicts the dissected busts of a man and a woman, suspended in space. Done in the mesmerizing, calculated, Op Art style for which Escher was so well known. This unframed piece measures approximately 8.5" x 11.75".

Maurits Cornelis Escher (Dutch, 17 June 1898-27 March 1972) was a Dutch graphic artist who made mathematically-inspired woodcuts, lithographs, and mezzotints. Despite wide popular interest, Escher was for long somewhat neglected in the art world, even in his native Netherlands. He was 70 before a retrospective exhibition was held. In the twenty-first century, he became more widely appreciated, with exhibitions across the world.

His work features mathematical objects and operations including impossible objects, explorations of infinity, reflection, symmetry, perspective, truncated and stellated polyhedra, hyperbolic geometry, and tessellations. Although Escher believed he had no mathematical ability, he interacted with the mathematicians George Palya, Roger Penrose, Harold Coxeter and crystallographer Friedrich Haag, and conducted his own research into tessellation.
PROVENANCE:
Private Collection

DIMENSIONS:
Unframed approx. 8.5" x 11.75".


Our June 6th auction includes consignments from both the United States and Overseas. A fine offering of Modern Art.

PLEASE NOTE: Lots that do not carry established documented provenance nor any past auction record are described in this catalog as "in the style of". Authentication has not been established nor is it implied. No additional information regarding provenance will be provided after the auction. Definition of "in the style of" is as follows:

"In the style of" [Artist Name] : The work may be ascribed to the artist on the basis of style, but there may be some question as to actual authorship.

Condition
Overall fair condition. Minimal toning has occurred with age. No tears, creases, or serious stains. Image remains bold and crisp. Please examine photos for additional detail.
Buyer's Premium
  • 23%

M.C. Escher (Dutch, 1898-1972) - Fine Art Print on

Estimate $1,000 - $3,000
Jun 06, 2020
Starting Price $100
21 bidders watching this item
Shipping, Payment & Auction Policies
See Policy for Shipping
Ships fromIthaca, NY, United States
Finger Lakes Estate & Auction Company
logo
www.liveauctioneers.com
item

6052: M.C. Escher (Dutch, 1898-1972) - Fine Art Print on

Sold for $1,100
10 Bids
Est. $1,000 - $3,000Starting Price $100
Modern & Fine Art - $100 Start & No Reserves!
Sat, Jun 06, 2020 04:00 PM
Buyer's Premium 23%

Lot 6052 Details

Description
...
This lot consists of a fine art print on paper, done in the modern style of artist M.C. Escher (Dutch, 1898-1972). Graphite inscription at bottom of composition reads, "73/100. M.C. Escher". This surreal image depicts the dissected busts of a man and a woman, suspended in space. Done in the mesmerizing, calculated, Op Art style for which Escher was so well known. This unframed piece measures approximately 8.5" x 11.75".

Maurits Cornelis Escher (Dutch, 17 June 1898-27 March 1972) was a Dutch graphic artist who made mathematically-inspired woodcuts, lithographs, and mezzotints. Despite wide popular interest, Escher was for long somewhat neglected in the art world, even in his native Netherlands. He was 70 before a retrospective exhibition was held. In the twenty-first century, he became more widely appreciated, with exhibitions across the world.

His work features mathematical objects and operations including impossible objects, explorations of infinity, reflection, symmetry, perspective, truncated and stellated polyhedra, hyperbolic geometry, and tessellations. Although Escher believed he had no mathematical ability, he interacted with the mathematicians George Palya, Roger Penrose, Harold Coxeter and crystallographer Friedrich Haag, and conducted his own research into tessellation.
PROVENANCE:
Private Collection

DIMENSIONS:
Unframed approx. 8.5" x 11.75".


Our June 6th auction includes consignments from both the United States and Overseas. A fine offering of Modern Art.

PLEASE NOTE: Lots that do not carry established documented provenance nor any past auction record are described in this catalog as "in the style of". Authentication has not been established nor is it implied. No additional information regarding provenance will be provided after the auction. Definition of "in the style of" is as follows:

"In the style of" [Artist Name] : The work may be ascribed to the artist on the basis of style, but there may be some question as to actual authorship.

Condition
...
Overall fair condition. Minimal toning has occurred with age. No tears, creases, or serious stains. Image remains bold and crisp. Please examine photos for additional detail.

Contacts

Finger Lakes Estate & Auction Company
607-592-7884
2 John Street
Ithaca, NY 14850
USA
LiveAuctioneers Support
info@liveauctioneers.com
iphoneandroidPhone
BACK TO TOP