Lot 166: ESTEBAN VICENTE (1903-2001) SIGNED A/P
23 October 2016
Mr. Pleasant, SC, USALive Auction
Description: Signed Esteban Vicente (American 1093-2001) Etched Solar Print. Artists Proof, signed in pencil by the artist, on wove paper, with full margins. Measures 30"x22". In protective frame 24x36. Weight 6 pds. Published by Hampton Editions. Hampton Editions had collaborative publishing ventures included artists such as Robert Dash, Syd Solomon, Esteban Vicente, Willem de Kooning, Elaine de Kooning, Dan Flavin, Bill King, and Jane Freilicher. This is the final group of A/P and signed Lithos from this collection. PROVENANCE: A Private Southampton, NY Collection. Artist Esteban Vicente was the last of the European artists who came to the United States during the early days of the New York School and the last of the first generation of Abstract Expressionists. Born in Turegano, Spain, Vicente studied art in Madrid with Salvador Dali, lived in Paris, where he knew Pablo Picasso, and had a successful painting career in Barcelona, where he befriended Joan Miro, all before immigrating to New York with his American wife, Estelle Charney, in 1936. A Spanish loyalist, he served as the vice consul for the loyalist government in Philadelphia during Spain's civil war. Vicente arrived at abstraction after a prolonged process of trial and error in the late 1940s but always retained within his art a lyricism reflective of the Paris School and an extraordinary control of composition and harmony of color.
Condition Report: good, toning to back