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Original Erte Bronze "Masquerade" Limited Edition Art Deco Style Sculpture

$5,500
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"Masquerade" is an elegant, fantastical limited edition, cold-painted bronze sculpture by the father of Art Deco, the incomparable Erte, (1892-1990). Erte was born Romain De Tirtoff in St. Petersburg, Russia, to a socially prominent family. At age 18 he moved to Paris and changed his name to Erte, the French pronunciation of his initials. In 1915 he began to work for Harper's Bazaar, a very popular and widely read magazine, for which he designed the monthly cover for 22 years. During his very long and highly prolific career, he was best known for lavish costumes and set designs for the stage and screen. He defined and popularized the Art Deco movement and was one of the most prominent artists of the 1920s. His work is in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Los Angeles County Museum and the Smithsonian, among many others. During the Art Deco resurgence in the 1980s, Erte began producing limited edition bronze sculptures of his best illustrations. "Masquerade" is one of a limited production of 375 signed and numbered bronzes, and depicts a topless standing female figure on a pedestal with a huge tail which arches gracefully and wraps around her shoulders. "Masquerade" is visually stunning, with richly textured and patterned bronze and hand-applied patina. Signed on the horizontal surface of lowest tier of the pedestal to the right of her right foot. The date and foundry mark, "1988 CHALK & VERMILLION" is beneath the signature, on the vertical surface. Measures 19.75" high by 6" deep by 9" wide. Weighs 22 pounds.

Details

  • Creator
    Erté (Artist)
  • Dimensions
    Height: 19.75 in. (50.17 cm)Width: 9 in. (22.86 cm)Depth: 6 in. (15.24 cm)
  • Style
    Art Deco (In the Style Of)
  • Materials and Techniques
    Cold-PaintedBronze
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
    1980-1989
  • Date of Manufacture
    circa 1988
  • Condition
  • Seller Location
    Tustin, CA
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU4033312380153

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