Ernest Trova - Falling Man for PACE, Columbus - 1970s

Ernest Trova - Falling Man for PACE, Columbus - 1970s
Poster - Art - VS

Two stunning colour lithographs on beautiful heavy paper produced for exhibitions at the Pace Gallery in Columbia, Ohio.

1) White version of the "Falling Man" - 1969
Size paper: 80 x 74 cms
Year 1969
In good condition

2) Blue version of the "Falling Man" - 1972
Size paper: 97 x 66 cms
Size Image: 62 x 61 cm
Year 1972
In good condition

About the artist:
Ernest Trova was born in 1927 in Clayton, Missouri. He started showing his art during the early years of the Pace Gallery, which later became "one of the most powerful art galleries in the world". Some of his first art was acquired by the collections of the Guggenheim Museum and the Museum of Modern Art in New York City, as well as by the St. Louis Art Museum in his hometown and by Tate in London.

Created in 1964, The Falling Man, is Trova's best known work. His "Falling Man" series of works, "about man at his most imperfect", feature an armless human figure, that appears in sculptures, paintings and prints. In an interview Trova described the motif as "a personal theory on the nature of man. I believe that man is first of all an imperfect creature"

A major exhibit of Trova's works was presented in 1969 at the Pace Gallery followed by anothe rone in 1972. Reviewer Hilton Kramer of The New York Times calling his exhibitions "a huge success" noting that - as exemplified by Trova's Falling Man variations - "artists have a tendency to fall in love with their own symbols.

Trova died in 2009.

Lot details
Ernest Trova
Poster title
Falling Man for PACE, Columbus
Country of Origin
A- (fine - tiny imperfections)
80×74 cm
Nr of items
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