Grand Vague Noir

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Grand Vague Noir

250,000.00

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106 X 73 in. (269.2 x 185.4 cm)

Tapestry

Cotton, wool, and wool with additional fibers

EA 1 (two examples extant)

Year: 1974

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Cartoon designed by June Wayne; tapestry bears artist's signature woven in lower left corner

NOTES
Woven by Pierre Daquin (born 1936) at Atelier de Saint Cyr. This tapestry is based on the lithograph Black Tidal Wave, published in 1973

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS
Neuberger Museum of Art, 1997 (illus.); Occidental College, 1980; Art Expo West, 1980 (illus.); Pomona College, 1978; Franco' American Institute, 1978 (cover illus.),' Rubicon Gallery, January 1977; Van Doren Gallery, 1976; Artemisia Gallery, 1975; Van Doren Gallery, 1974; Art Institute of Chicago, 2010

COMMENTS
Here, as in several other images, Wayne plays with the similarity between the tree rings taken from a parquet floor and the curling forms of the wave. She found great delight in the conjunction of wood and water, static and dynamic, man—made and natural. In his 1974 Craft Horizons article on her tapestries, Bernard Kester noted this attention to material: It was...a natural step for Wayne to move into the tapestry idiom, because, like the lithograph, its effectiveness develops through the interaction of materials affecting form. She has observed it this way: "No matter how farfetched the vision, materials themselves are important in their is-ness; their organic given nature reveals and contributes to the whole."

It was...a natural step for Wayne to move into the tapestry idiom, because, like the lithograph, its effectiveness develops through the interaction of materials affecting form. She has observed it this way: "No matter how farfetched the vision, materials themselves are important in their is-ness; their organic given nature reveals and contributes to the whole" (Source: The Art of Everything, Robert Conway, 2007)