Victor Pasmore

1908-1998, British

"Metamorphosis," 1986

Color aquatint and etching on paper under Plexiglas; Stamperia d'Arte, 2RC Edizioni d'Arte, Rome, prntr./pub.
Edition 40/90; initialed and dated in pencil in the lower margin at right: VP; the blindstamps of the printer and publisher in the lower left margin corner

Image: 24.25" H x 63.75" W, Sheet: 30.5" H x 90.5" W

  • Provenance: The Estate of Jane Reisman and Neil Peter Jampolis, Los Angeles, CA
  • Notes: British artist Victor Pasmore was very influential in the 1940s and 1950s within the abstract art scene, producing several seminal works over the course of his career. He was also involved in Constructivism, the Russian-based ideology that reflected modern industrial life and urban spaces through art. At times his work extended beyond the canvas into new materials and actual architectural builds. In addition to creating works of art, he cultivated students as a professor for over 20 years and taught at three major universities in the UK. Pasmore often created environments in his pieces that consisted of organic shapes and soft-angled pathways. Texture played a major role in his paintings, and he frequently implemented various types of mark-making into his works on paper by combining painting with printmaking.

  • Condition: Generally good condition. Full margins with deckled edges. Framed floating and hinged to the back mat. Not examined out of the frame.

    Frame: 38" H x 97" W x 1.5" D

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