Erté Serigraph and Foil Stamping "Statue of Liberty: Day," 1986
Romain “Erté” de Tirtoff (Russian/French, 1892 – 1990)
Statue of Liberty: Day, 1986
Serigraph and foil stamping on paper
Signed to lower right
Published by Chalk & Vermilion Fine Arts Ltd.
Printed by Chromacomp, New York
Marshall Lee, Érte at Ninety-Five: The Complete New Graphics, figure 32
Romain De Tirtoff, known by the pseudonym Erté, was a Russian-born French designer who flourished in many fields including set design, fashion, and the graphic arts, spanning most of the 20th century. He began working for Harper’s Bazaar in 1915 creating over 240 covers for the magazine for over 22 years. His fashion illustrations appeared in numerous other publications. During 1976, Erté was awarded the title of Officer of Arts and Letters, and in 1982 the Medaille de Vermeil de la Ville de Paris by the French government. His work is housed in private and permanent collections including the Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York; Museum of Modern Art, New York; and London’s Victoria & Albert Museum.
- Item not examined outside of mounting
- toning and foxing to sheet; minor warping to sheet; cracking to foil; minor abrasion above flame; minor glass accretions underneath glass of frame; loss and discoloration to rising sun; minor hair accretions underneath glass to upper left margin; wear and abrasions to frame; wear to verso.
- measures frame; image measures 20.0" W x 28.0" H.