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 Pavel Tchelitchew   (1898-1957)

  The Stair
  • sepia ink and wash on paper, 1932
  • signed and dated 32 lower left recto
  • paper size 11¾" x 7¾" (29.8 x 19.7 cm.)
  • Literature:  Kirstein, Pavel Tchelitchew Drawings, H. Bittner & Co., NY, 1947, p.46, plate 22
  • Literature:  Eugene Berman - Pavel Tchelitchew:
    Neo-Romantic Master Works from the 1930's & 1940's
    Gallery of Surrealism, NY, 2005, p.8
Drawn, 1932, at the artist's studio, 2 Rue Jacques Mawas, Paris XV. This drawing, from imagination, is not unrelated to a reading of Dostoevski's Crime and Punishment. At this time, the artist was struck repeatedly by a sense of the immanence and aftermath of violent events.
   --Lincoln Kirstein, Pavel Tchelitchew Drawings, H. Bittner & Co., NY, 1947
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