Lot 617: French neo-impressionist painter (1863–1935) who, working with Georges Seurat, helped develop the Pointillist style. Two untranslated ALSs in French: one signed "Paul Signac," one page, 5.25 x 8.5, Societe des Artistes Independants letterhead, no date but circa January 1922; and one signed "P. Signac," one page on a 5.5 x 3.5 postcard depicting Cote d'Azur, postmarked 1923. Signac writes to Albert Bergevin regarding the exhibition at the Grand Palais, presenting his wishes and saying he hopes to meet during the exhibition. Light scattered creases and foxing, a small tear to the left edge of the first letter, and surface loss to one corner of the postcard, otherwise overall fine condition. Bergevin was a painter and engraver who exhibited at the Salon d'Automne from 1909 to 1938 and at the Salon des Independants from 1910 to 1929, both of which took place at the Grand Palais in 1923. A wonderful pairing of letters concerning the great Salon exhibitions of the early 20th century.
RR Auction's Fine Autographs and Artifacts Auction 458
Wednesday, 12th August 2015
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