Jean Fautrier
Alchemy in Printmaking

Jean Fautrier (1898 Paris - 1964 Chatenay-Malabry) was an alchemist of painting and printmaking. It could be argued that his far-reaching experimental printmaking informed his oeuvre as a painter. His prints celebrate obsessive layering and an incisive line that often cuts right through the underlying ground.

The prints we present are of exceptional provenance. Either they are printer’s proofs from the collection of Jacques David or from the descendants of Fautrier’s publisher and dealer, Michel Couturier, Paris. The impressions are excellent in quality and state of preservation.

We encourage you to read the essay on Fautrier in the additional information of each work.

Fautrier, Jean
Les otages
Etching and aquatint.
Size of sheet: 50 x 32.8 cm.

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Fautrier, Jean
Les Massacrés
Etching and aquatint in black.
Size of sheet: 55.5 x 33.5 cm.

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Fautrier, Jean
Fautrier l'enragé

Size: 53 x 40.5 cm.

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Fautrier, Jean
Les Fusillés
Etching.
Size of sheet: 66 x 50.8 cm.

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Fautrier, Jean
Le pichet
Aquatint and gaufrage.
Size of sheet: 74 x 55.7 cm.

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Fautrier, Jean
Formes végétales
Etching and aquatint in black, blue and green.
Size of sheet: 66.7 x 51 cm.

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Fautrier, Jean
Deux personnages
Etching.
Size of sheet: 33.5 x 55 cm.

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Fautrier, Jean
La forêt
Aquatint in green and black.
Size of sheet: 65 x 49.5 cm.

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