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ERTE (Romain de Tirtoff) AT NINETY-FIVE; "THE COMPLETE NEW GRAPHICS" (book) with SIGNED BRONZE "RIGOLETTO" BAS-RELIEF (1988) This piece has three elements: 1) a bronze bas relief, 2) a full color "Erte at 95" book that is signed, numbered, and bound in black leather, and 3) a presentation box with gold stamping. It is protected by a cloth dust cover bag stamped: Erte; Published by Chalk & Vermilion. This is a Limited Edition book, hand signed and numbered by the artist: numbered 235/375, plus 37 artist proofs (412 total.) The book contains 223 color pages of ErteÂ’s works of art. The Bronze "Rigoletto" Bas Relief is silver, black and bronze with white gold leaf. The image was inspired by a costume design for the opera singer Ganna Walska as Gilda in a 1920 production of Rigoletto from a gouache in the permanent collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. The bronze bas relief is etched with the edition number and is attached with Velcro; therefore removable. It has been specially finished with sealants that do not require any cleaning with cleaning agents; just use a soft cloth to dust. Overall Dimensions: H 15 1/4: D 12" W 2 1/4", Weight 11 lbs., 6 oz. Extremely rare and in fine/mint condition!

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Erte - "Rigoletto" Sculpture and Book

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