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Cold Painted Limited Edition Bronze Figure "Ecstasy" by Erté

$11,215.92

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A fabulous limited edition Art Deco bronze of a beautiful young woman in elegant dress with vivid enamel colour highlighted with gilt bronze plaited headband and belt. The figure raised on an integral stepped plinth. Signed Erté, dated 1989, numbered 3/500 with Seven Arts Ltd foundry mark.   Erté (Romain de Tirtoff), 1892-1990, raised as a child of the social elite, Erté moved to France at the age of 18 to work in the world center of art and fashion. Beginning his career under Paul Poiret, the most respected couturier in Paris at the time, Erté went on to work for Harper’s Bazaar for twenty-two years where he created more than 240 covers.

Details

  • Creator
    Erté (Sculptor)
  • Dimensions
    Height: 19.69 in. (50 cm)Width: 0 in. (0.01 mm)Depth: 0 in. (0.01 mm)
  • Style
    Art Deco (In the Style Of)
  • Materials and Techniques
    Bronze,Cold-Painted
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
    1980-1989
  • Date of Manufacture
    1989
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use. Excellent Original Condition Please note that our items are genuine antiques with considerable age. It is therefore normal that they will show some signs of wear and handling to the surface.
  • Seller Location
    London, GB
  • Reference Number
    Seller: SKU 83241stDibs: LU3216321442862

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    Ships From: London, United Kingdom
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    A return for this item may be initiated within 10 days of delivery.

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About the Sculptor

Erté

Born Romain de Tirtoff (1892–1990) in St. Petersburg, Russia, to an aristocratic family, the artist known as Erté — a pseudonym derived from the French pronunciation of his initials — was a Renaissance man of the art and design world. He worked in graphic arts, interior design, fashion, jewelry and set design for the stage and silver screen, becoming a leader of the Art Deco style.Moving to Paris in 1912, Erté worked as a fashion designer under couturier Paul Poiret before securing a job with Harper’s Bazaar as a cover artist. Over 22 years, Erté created more than 240 magazine covers alongside his ongoing work in fashion design. Extending his prolific career into theater sets, costumes, prints and lithographs, he became one of the most famous artists of the era. Erté’s style — a combination of the nature-inspired flourishes of Art Nouveau and bold, geometric linework — directly contributed to the birth of Art Deco, earning him the nickname “the Father of Art Deco.”After a lull of creative production in the 1940s and 1950s, Erté reentered the public eye in the 1960s, when a renewed interest in Art Deco had taken shape. Creating colorful lithographs, bold serigraphs (silk-screen prints) and bronze sculptures, he contributed to a resurgence of the style in France and beyond. This late-life acclaim for his art led to exhibitions in museums and galleries all over the world as well as his first published monograph in 1970. That same year he was awarded the title of Chevalier du Mérite Artistique et Cultural and in 1976 was named Officier des Arts et Lettres by the French government. Today, Erté’s works are in the collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum, in New York, the Victoria and Albert Museum in London and LACMA in Los Angeles..On 1stDibs, browse a collection of Erté art, including fine-art prints, paintings and other works.
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