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"Postage Stamp of The Messenger 1959" by Georges Braque - Framed Postage Stamp Letter $2,995
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Georges Braque

"Postage Stamp of The Messenger 1959"

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Year1959
Not Signed 
Condition Excellent 
Framed with PlexiglassFramed With Plexiglass 
Purchased fromAuction House 2021 
Provenance / HistoryProvenance: John Richardson: A Scholar Collects, was a sale held at Sothebys in December 2020. 
Story / Additional InfoMedium: An envelope enriched with a mint state postage stamp of “The Messenger” (stamp created in 1961) illustrating a painting by George Braque. Reference: Sothebys catalogue: “John Richardson : A scholar collects”
Size: 4 1/2 x 5 3/4 in. (sheet), 9 x 10 1/2 in. (frame). Note: The stamp portrays the painting by George Braque. A very small number of prominent French artists have been afforded the honour of having their works illustrated on postage stamps.
This was a gift from the artist to his friend, the writer, John Richardson. Ricardson is perhaps best known for his magisterial biography of Pablo Picasso, He also was a great friend of George Braque and wrote a book about the artist which was published in 1959. 
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LID148034
Georges Braque - France

Art Brokerage: Georges Braque French Artist: B. 1882-1963. Georges Braque was one of the inventors of Cubism, as well as the collage, two artistic techniques that would open a crucial door into twentieth century art. Along with Picasso, Braque crossed traditional boundaries and worked toward something beyond abstraction; he strove to link abstraction to visual reality, and succeeded in doing so by pioneering the innovative techniques that changed modern art. Listings wanted by Art Brokerage.

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