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A Century on Paper

January 10–February 11, 2023

Fernand Léger Composition d’éléments mécaniques, c. 1930

Fernand Léger
Composition d’éléments mécaniques, c. 1930
Mixed media and ink on paper
10.43 x 9.06 in. / 26.49 x 23.01 cm

Donald Hamilton Fraser 

Donald Hamilton Fraser 
Untitled, c. 1968
Collage on paper
9.5 x 12 in. / 24 x 30.5 cm

Jean Hélion Femme accoudée, 1946

Jean Hélion
Femme accoudée, 1946
Ink, pencil, and gouache on paper
10.63 x 14.57 in. / 27 x 37 cm

Peter Kinley Standing Figure (II), 1960

Peter Kinley
Standing Figure (II), 1960
Oil on paper laid on card
10 x 7.5 in. / 25.5 x 19 cm

André Derain  Nu debout de face, c. 1937–40

André Derain 
Nu debout de face, c. 1937–40
Pastel on thin grey cardboard
18.9 x 12.1 in. / 48 x 30.8 cm

Jacques Villon Renee de trois quarts, 1911

Jacques Villon
Renee de trois quarts, 1911
Charcoal on paper
24.7 x 18.8 in. / 62.7 x 47.7 cm

Marino Marini Petite Pomone, 1943

Marino Marini
Petite Pomone, 1943
Tempera and ink on cardboard
15.75 x 11.8 in. / 40 x 30 cm

Aristide Maillol Dina de face, 1940

Aristide Maillol
Dina de face, 1940
Pastel on paper
10.5 x 17.25 in. / 26.67 x 43.8 cm

Henry Moore Seated Nude, 1929

Henry Moore
Seated Nude, 1929
Pen, ink, charcoal, chalk, and wash on paper
16.89 x 13.31 in. / 42.9 x 33.8 cm

Henry Moore Three Heads, 1979

Henry Moore
Three Heads, 1979
Crayon, watercolor, gouache, and pen on paper
9 x 7 in. / 22.9 x 17.75 cm

Maurice Brianchon Étude pour 'Nu aux bas rouges', c. 1958

Maurice Brianchon
Étude pour 'Nu aux bas rouges', c. 1958
Watercolor and pencil on paper
12.25 x 16 in. / 31 x 40.6 cm

Giacomo Manzù Figura Sdraiata, c. 1970

Giacomo Manzù
Figura Sdraiata, c. 1970
Oil Charcoal on Paper
11.5 x 8.5 in. / 21.2 x 21.6 cm

Frank Dobson Two Women, 1943

Frank Dobson
Two Women, 1943
Mixed media on paper
12.25 x 16 in. / 31.1 x 40.64 cm

Morris Barazani Untitled (Derek Timmerman), 1970s

Morris Barazani
Untitled (Derek Timmerman), 1970s
Collage on paper
12.4 x 10.5 in. / 31.4 x 26.7 cm

Morris Barazani  Collage #16, 1964

Morris Barazani 
Collage #16, 1964
Collage on paper
13 x 13 in. / 33 x 33 cm

Giacomo Balla Forze spaziali (Project for a lampshade), c. 1920

Giacomo Balla
Forze spaziali (Project for a lampshade), c. 1920
Tempera on cardboard
4.5 x 14.5 in. / 11.5 x 37 cm

Jean Crotti Prière Bolcheviki, 1920

Jean Crotti
Prière Bolcheviki, 1920
Gouache on paper
24 x 18.5 in. / 61 x 47 cm

Dorothy Dehner People and Buildings #11, 1949

Dorothy Dehner
People and Buildings #11, 1949
Watercolor and ink on paper
18 x 22.75 in. / 45.7 x 57.8 cm

Dorothy Dehner Burst #5, 1953

Dorothy Dehner
Burst #5, 1953
Watercolor and ink on paper
15.75 x 20.5 in. / 40 x 52 cm

Dorothy Dehner Untitled #53, 1951

Dorothy Dehner
Untitled #53, 1951
Watercolor and ink on paper
17.75 x 22.5 in. / 45 x 57 cm

Dorothy Dehner Untitled #63, 1950

Dorothy Dehner
Untitled #63, 1950
Watercolor and ink on paper
15.75 x 20.25 in. / 40 x 51 cm

Paul Éluard Le cirque (Triptyque), 1913

Paul Éluard
Le cirque (Triptyque), 1913
Oil pastel on mat paper on canvas
29.5 x 13.6 in. / 75 x 34.5 cm

Albert Gleizes Portrait de Florent Schmitt, 1915

Albert Gleizes
Portrait de Florent Schmitt, 1915
Ink and gouache on paper
10.63 x 7.87 in. / 27 x 20 cm

Juan Gris Bouquet de fleurs, c. 1920

Juan Gris
Bouquet de fleurs, c. 1920
Graphite on paper
10.3 x 8.2 in. / 26.2 x 20.7 cm

Henri Hayden Nature morte au compotier, 1920

Henri Hayden
Nature morte au compotier, 1920
Oil and gouache on paper
10.25 x 11.6 in. / 26 x 29.5 cm

Henri Hayden Vue sur le canal, c. 1913

Henri Hayden
Vue sur le canal, c. 1913
Watercolor and pencil on paper
10.63 x 14.45 in. / 27 x 36.7 cm

Christo Project for a Temporary Wall of Oil Drums Rue Visconti Paris VI, 1961

Christo
Project for a Temporary Wall of Oil Drums Rue Visconti Paris VI, 1961
Mixed media collage
11.8 x 19.1 in. / 30 x 48.5 cm

Oleg Kudryashov Construction (Plates 1857,1858,1859), 1989

Oleg Kudryashov
Construction (Plates 1857,1858,1859), 1989
Drypoint and watercolor on paper
28 x 17 x 9 in.

Marie Laurencin Portrait de femme, 1905

Marie Laurencin
Portrait de femme, 1905
Crayon and gouache on paper
6.3 x 4.7 in. / 16 x 12 cm

Henri Laurens Aphrodite et Séléné, 1950

Henri Laurens
Aphrodite et Séléné, 1950
Collage and gouache with highlights of white chalk on paper
13.8 x 10.4 in. / 35.05 x 26.42 cm

Henri Laurens Zeus et Hermès, 1950

Henri Laurens
Zeus et Hermès, 1950
Collage and gouache with highlights of white chalk on paper
13.7 x 10.4 in. / 34.8 x 26.42 cm

Marguerite Louppe Étude pour une affiche d'exposition pour la Galerie René Drouet, 1958

Marguerite Louppe
Étude pour une affiche d'exposition pour la Galerie René Drouet, 1958
Ink and oil pastel on paper
12 x 8.5 in. / 30.5 x 21.6 cm

Marguerite Louppe Étude pour une affiche d'exposition pour la Galerie René Drouet, 1958

Marguerite Louppe
Étude pour une affiche d'exposition pour la Galerie René Drouet, 1958
Ink and oil pastel on paper
10.5 x 8.5 in. / 26.7 x 21.6 cm

Marguerite Louppe Étude pour une affiche d'exposition pour la Galerie René Drouet, 1958

Marguerite Louppe
Étude pour une affiche d'exposition pour la Galerie René Drouet, 1958
Ink and oil pastel on paper
12 x 8.5 in. / 30.5 x 21.6 cm

Jean Lurçat Les baigneuses, 1933

Jean Lurçat
Les baigneuses, 1933
Gouache on paper
18.1 x 14.2 in. / 46 x 36 cm

Jean Lurçat Le ruisseau, 1930

Jean Lurçat
Le ruisseau, 1930
Gouache on paper
27.6 x 20.5 in. / 70 x 52 cm

Fernand Léger Fêtes de la faim, 1948

Fernand Léger
Fêtes de la faim, 1948
Gouache and watercolor on paper
12.88 x 9.75 in. / 32.70 x 24.77 cm

Beatrice Mandelman Untitled, 1960s

Beatrice Mandelman
Untitled, 1960s
Collage and ink on paper
7 x 14 in.

Bernard Meadows Two Fallen Birds, 1960

Bernard Meadows
Two Fallen Birds, 1960
Graphite and watercolor on paper laid on card
8.25 x 10.75 in.

Kenneth Stubbs Still Life with Pipe and Bottle, 1934

Kenneth Stubbs
Still Life with Pipe and Bottle, 1934
Gouache on paper
10 x 16 in. / 25.4 x 40.64 cm

Kenneth Stubbs Geometric Still Life, c. 1954

Kenneth Stubbs
Geometric Still Life, c. 1954
Casein on paper
8 x 4.5 in. / 20.32 x 11.43 cm

Léopold Survage La ville, feuilles et main, 1931

Léopold Survage
La ville, feuilles et main, 1931
Gouache on paper
18.9 x 23.6 in. / 48 x 60 cm

Léopold Survage Rythme colore, 1918

Léopold Survage
Rythme colore, 1918
12.75 x 12.5 in. / 32.4 x 31.75 cm

Graham Sutherland Project for Coventry, 1950

Graham Sutherland
Project for Coventry, 1950
Mixed media on paper
6.5 x 9.5 in. / 16.5 x 24.13 cm

Graham Sutherland Study for Firebird, 1975

Graham Sutherland
Study for Firebird, 1975
Gouache on paper
25.2 x 19.3 in. / 64 x 49 cm

Henry Valensi Les Casbahs du Haut Atlas (étude n°2), 1931

Henry Valensi
Les Casbahs du Haut Atlas (étude n°2), 1931
Watercolor and pencil on paper
9.8 x 13 in. / 25 x 33 cm

Jeffrey Wasserman Untitled, c. 1985

Jeffrey Wasserman
Untitled, c. 1985
Oil on paper
30 x 22.25 in. / 76.2 x 56.52 cm

Press Release

Rosenberg & Co. is pleased to present A Century on Paper, a group exhibition celebrating the innovative methods of preeminent European and American artists who created works on paper throughout the twentieth century. 

Featuring 46 artworks, A Century on Paper brings together a diverse range of artists, linked by their common interest in working on paper. Figurative sketches, such as Marino Marini’s Petite Pomone (1943) or Henry Moore’s Seated Nude (1929), are testaments to paper’s role in the artistic process, while fully realized works, such as Fernand Léger’s Fêtes de la faim (1948) or Oleg Kudryashov’s Construction (Plate 552) (1983), demonstrate the breadth of paper as an artistic medium. 

A ubiquitous material for many centuries, paper has served as both a reliable and, at times, unexpected, receptacle for works of art. Typically more accessible and immediate than paint on canvas, a work on paper can often provide an artist the opportunity to visualize new methods or grander ideas. In the twentieth century—an era defined by its rapid evolution of artistic styles and conventions—artists prolifically utilized the medium as a blank slate for experimentation. In turn, an examination of works on paper over the twentieth century provides a unique glimpse into the working process of the artists who shaped Modern art. 

Artists included: Giacomo Balla, Morris Barazani, Maurice Brianchon, Christo, Jean Crotti, Dorothy Dehner, André Derain, Frank Dobson, Paul Éluard, Donald Hamilton Fraser, Albert Gleizes, Juan Gris, Henri Hayden, Jean Hélion, Peter Kinley, Oleg Kudryashov, Marie Laurencin, Henri Laurens, Marguerite Louppe, Jean Lurçat, Fernand Léger, Aristide Maillol, Beatrice Mandelman, Giacomo Manzù, Marino Marini, Bernard Meadows, Henry Moore, Kenneth Stubbs, Léopold Survage, Graham Sutherland, Henry Valensi Jacques Villon, Jeffrey Wasserman