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Miniature Etching Still Life Vicente Gandia (1935-2009)

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Miniature Etching Still Life Vicente Gandia (1935-2009)

The rare and minute size of a postage stamp, and nicely matted and framed ORIGINAL COPPER ETCHING, Still Life Bowl of Fruit on Checkered Tablecloth, No. 47/50, by renowned artist, VICENTE GANDIA (1935-2009), signed lower right, "Gandia." The Etching is deeply impressed into the thick paper, and hand-colored by the artist, who we understand also taught his technique from time-to-time.

Matted and framed in a tiny gilt wood frame. To the naked eye, all appears to be in excellent condition, while the photography does expose what may be the beginning of toning or foxing of the paper around the outer edges -- although it may also be bits of watercolor. To protect the etching ever after, we recommend a professional determine if the mat is archival or not, and if not, replacing the mat would be wise. Image size is about 1" x 3/4", outside frame is about 2-3/4" x 2-3/4" x 1/2".

Below is a brief biography of this superb, deceased, modernist artist, whose works are highly collectible, and whose oil paintings have sold for as much as $35,000. US Shipping of the miniature is $10.

Following is a brief biography of the artist by Sotheyby's, courtesy of Askart . . . "Born in Valencia, Spain, Vicente Gandia moved to Mexico in 1951. That same year he enrolled at the School of Architecture at the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México. He later discontinued his studies to dedicate himself entirely to fine art. His work includes drawings, paintings, etchings and carvings, and subjects are landscapes, still life, and structures such as small homes, green houses and glass houses. They have an architectural focus on pillars, doors, windows and room arrangements. "In his world the eyes and the holes have become mirrors, while the drawing of human figures places them behind a landscape or terrace." ( Mostly a self-taught artist, Gandia has exhibited in the United States, Mexico, Israel, and Europe. Among his venues are the Institute of Hispanic Culture of Guadalajara, Mexico; Columbia Museum of Art in Columbia, South Carolina; Spanish Museum of Contemporary Art in Madrid, Spain; and Museo del Palacio de Bellas Artes in Mexico. In I971 he obtained the first prize in the Graphic Works Salon of Mexico. His artwork is found in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Biblioteca Luis Angel Arango in Bogotá; and the Museo de la Diputació of Barcelona. The artist died in Cuernavaca, Mexico in April, 2009. Sources: Sotheby' artfortune(dot) com/in+ memoriam+of+ vicente+ gandia+ /event-1389/" (close up spaces)

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