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"Nude Youth with Horse," Early, Rare Print by Hans Erni

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Created by Hans Erni, arguably the last great, figurative artist of the 20th and early 21st centuries, this print of a nude male youth holding the head of a horse is an early and important example of the artist's oeuvre. Before he died recently, Erni was the most important living artist in Switzerland, and was renowned for his drawings, paintings and graphic works for postage stamps and Olympic posters. Starting in the mid-20th century and for decades thereafter, Erni focused on depicting powerfully-built human figures in various combinations, all fluidly and sensuously captured. This print is signed and is number 12 out of an edition of 150.

Details

  • Creator
    Hans Erni (Artist)
  • Dimensions
    Height: 36.5 in. (92.71 cm)Width: 29 in. (73.66 cm)
  • Style
    Art Deco (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    Circa 1950s
  • Condition
  • Seller Location
    Philadelphia, PA
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU8651798560

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About the Artist

Hans Erni

Hans Erni attended the Kunstgewerbeschule in Lucerne in 1927–28, which was followed by further stays in Paris and Berlin. In 1933–34, he joined the artist's group Abstraction-Création in Paris, where he also met artists like Hans Arp, Alexander Calder and Wassily Kandinsky. In the 1930–40s, Erni was very successful with fresco painting, a medium the artist deeply preferred because of its impact on society. In 1950, he created his first ceramic works and discovered lithography as another central technique of his future artistic output. In 1972, Erni set up his studio in Saint-Paul-de-Vence, but he continued to be active in Lucerne, where he was born and obtained personal museum spaces. He was awarded numerous prizes, including the UN Peace Medal Award. His works have been internationally exhibited, including shows in Chicago, New Delhi, Funabashi and Milan. Erni’s artistic output comprises, for instance, around 300 posters, numerous frescoes, around 200 illustrations for books, drawings and various designs for approximately 90 stamps. (Biography provided by Robert Azensky Fine Art)
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