Oskar Kokoschka:
Painting "Yellow and Violette Iris" (1980)

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Oskar Kokoschka:
Painting "Yellow and Violette Iris" (1980)

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Oskar Kokoschka: Painting "Yellow and Violette Iris" (1980)

The hand-signed original color lithographs by Oskar Kokoschka are the absolute rarities on the art market. We are happy to present you a couple of natural studies of the great expressionists. It is about the last graphic edition that Kokoschka could sign by hand: on February 22 in 1980, right after the completion of the series, Kokoshka died in Montreux.

Color lithograph after a watercolor original, edition 110 copies, 25 of them in Roman numbering on Japanese paper and 85 in Arabic numbering on BFK Rives Buetten paper. We deliver from the edition in Roman numbering. Printed in 16 colors of 14 stones at J.E. Wolfensberger, Zurich. Catalog raisonne Wingler/Welz 528. Unframed. Sheet format 49.7 x 65.5 cm.

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1886-1980

OK - this signum was of crucial importance for the development of art of the 20th century. His painting and drawing style was indicative.

Oskar Kokoschka was a significant pioneer of Expressionism as a painter, graphic artist and writer. He studied at the Vienna School of Arts and crafts and was influenced by the art of Vincent van Gogh, Ferdinand Hodlers and by the artists of the Vienna secession to Gustav Klimt. At the time of the Third National Socialism, his art was considered "degenerate" so he first fled to Prague and later lived in exile in London.

The artist gained special fame through his portrait images and views of the city. Also in his flower paintings, Kokoschka not simply painted from nature, but constructed a new artistic reality, without completely abstract the subject of the image. In 1953, he founded the International Summer Academy of fine arts, which he called "School of seeing" in Salzburg.

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