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Mayeu Passa Les Mauresques Hand Signed Limited Ed. Original Lithograph On Japon Paperthis Is A Rare Hand Signed Lithograph Titled "les Mauresques" By French Artist Mayeu Passa. This Lithograph Was Hand Signed In By Mayeu Passa In 1975. This Subject Is Numbered From An Edition Of 85. Image Measures 11" X 30". Paper Measures 20" X 36". Printed On Japon Paper With Generous Margins. Bright And Fresh With Rich Colors; Never Mounted, Matted Or Framed. In Excellent Condition. Comes With A Certificate Of Authenticity. Marius Passa Who Signed His Canvases Mayeu Was Unknown In The Grésivaudan And Even France. It Was In New York And Tokyo He Expounded. But It Is On The Heights Of La Terrasse, The Hamlet Of Le Lachat That "old Owl", As He Liked To Be Called, Where He Had His Studio. Mayeu Passa Was An Autodidact. He Drew His First Breath In His Native Provence. But It Was His Encounter With Matisse That Really Triggered His Vocation As A Painter. One Evening His Youth Mayeu Saw The Great Painter At His Easel Porquerolles. But He Never Dared To Address Him. The Real Meeting, He Made In The Books That Were Lent To Him By Painting Students At Kurzentrum Saint Hilaire Du Touvet. The "old Owl" Painted All His Life In Solitary Goal Sarcasm Of Many Of Those Whom He Had Dared To Show His Paintings. Fortunately Some Believed Him. He First Painted Still Lifes And His Language Has Evolved Towards Abstraction To Arrive At The Symbolism. Nicole Cabret, An Article In The Newspaper "le Monde", Describes His Painting As Made "signs Inspired Hieroglyphics, He Danced To The Rhythm Of His Imagination, A Ballet Of Shapes And Colors. Surprisingly, His Work Is Surprising. Kenneth Nahan, One Of The Most Important Art Dealers Americans Saw Him As "an Heir Of Paul Klee And Mark Tobey." Passa Rose Very Quickly In The U.s. And Especially In Japan. At The End Of His Life Lithographs Orders Flowed Worldwide Except For His Native France. Mayeu Was Finally Happy. "this Extra Life" As He Said Allowed Him To Go "looking For Pictures Behind The Blue Door" ... Unfortunately This Door Closed Too Early For It To Be Finally Recognized In Him. Passa Died In 1991 Of Pulmonary Disease. -

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Auction ended on Sun, Apr 14, 2013
Estimate $1,260 - $1,440
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