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

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"Justice" is an elegant, 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. "Justice" is one of a limited production of 500 limited edition bronzes, and depicts a female figure wearing black and gold robes and a genie lamp on her head, seated on a stack of very large books, arms raised, holding the scale of justice in her left hand and a long spear, tipped with a hand, in her right hand. Her left foot is extended, as if to "toe the line" in front of her, which is the spine of the large bronze book which is the base of the sculpture. "Justice" is signed by Erte on the front of the sculpture, near where her robe sweeps the base book. On the back edge of the base book, on the same side of "Justice", reads, "xxx/500 FINE ART ACQUISITIONS JM-FAA (copyright) 1985". "Justice" retails for $15,000. Measures 20" high by 8" deep by 9.5" wide. Weighs 23 pounds.

Details

  • Date of Manufacture
    circa 1984
  • Period
    1980-1989
  • Materials and Techniques
    Cold-PaintedBronze
  • Condition
    Excellent
  • Dimensions
    H 20 in. x W 9.5 in. x D 8 in.H 50.8 cm x W 24.13 cm x D 20.32 cm
  • Seller Location
    Tustin, CA
  • Seller Reference Number
    0021-FSW
  • Reference Number
    LU4033312368483
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