Raymond Moretti - Edith Piaf Or

Description
Raymond Moretti - Edith Piaf Or
Lithograph - Hand signed - Ea - 1990

Raymond Moretti (1931 - 2005):

‘Edith Piaf’, original chromolithography on golden background, signed, with annotations, 1990.
Size: 65 x 50 cm.
Image: 50 x 42 cm.
Signed in pencil by the artist.
With the annotation EA (Artist’s Proof) in pencil.
This illustration was used by the French Postal Office for a postal stamp in 1990. The subject was the great singers of Chansons Françaises. Stamps of Jacques Brel, Maurice Chevalier, Aristide Bruant, Edith Piaf and Georges Brassens were published. All designed by Moretti on gold background. A wonderful collection.
In very good condition. The golden colour is very fragile. There may be some little defects. Please look at the photos carefully.
Packaged in a large 15 cm diameter tube for protection.
The picture of the stamps is shown for information. Not included.
Tracked international shipping.


Raymond Moretti is definitively one of the most gifted and greatest French painters and sculptors of the 20th century. An instinctive portraitist, he illustrated many books, posters and magazine covers (La revue littéraire, Pilote...). He also left monumental paintings everywhere in France, including his renown mural (200 sqm) in the Forum des Halles of Paris and in his hometown, Nice. He illustrated over 30 French postal stamps.
Moretti was friends with Picasso and Cocteau and collaborated with both.

Lot details
Artist
Raymond Moretti
Title of artwork
Edith Piaf Or
Technique
Lithograph
Signature
Hand signed
Year
1990
Period
1990-1999
Edition
Ea
Condition
As new
Image size
50×42 cm
Total dimensions
65×50×65 cm
Sold with frame
No
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