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Serge Helenon
Présence /// French Contemporary Abstract Expressionist Engraving Colorful Art

1985

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Artist: Serge Helenon (French, 1934-) Title/Portfolio: "Présence" *Each work is signed by Helenon in pencil lower left Year: 1985 Medium: The Complete Portfolio of Three Original Carborundum Engravings on Moulin de Larroque paper Limited edition: VI/XV, (there was also a signed and numbered edition of 95) Printer: Atelier Pasnic, Paris, France Publisher: Vision Nouvelle, Paris, France Overall size of portfolio folder: 22.75" x 18.5" Sheet size of each print (irregular margins): 22.5" x 18" Condition: Never framed, has been professionally stored away for decades. In mint condition Very rare Notes: Provenance: acquired directly from the publisher Vision Nouvelle, Paris, France in the 1980's. Each work is numbered by Helenon in pencil lower right. Text by Pierre Jean Mathan. The three prints come in their original double folder-sleeves as issued, the final page showing portfolio information and is also signed and numbered by the artist Helenon. Biography: Serge Helenon (French) was born in 1934 in Martinique. He was based in Paris executing printmaking published by Vision Nouvelle, as well as a painter. A well listed artist, Helenon's works may be found in many public and private collections around the world. Born in Martinique in 1934, Serge Hélénon trained at the School of Applied Arts in Fort-de-France before progressing to The School of Decorative Arts in Nice. During the 1960s, Helenon exhibited his work at the same galleries as James Coignard, Henri Goetz and Max Papart, who collectively had many exhibitions on the French Riviera. In 1970, in collaboration with another West Indian artist , Louis Laouchez , he founded "The Negro Caribbean School” in Abidjan, Ivory Coast. Their own production and their respective education left a lasting mark on their students. The ’Vôhou - Vôhou’ movement they helped to introduce became a decisive milestone in the development of Ivory Coast contemporary art. Helenon went on to teach in Senegal.
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