Frank Vernon Martin (British, 1921-2005) 'Louise Brooks', 1974
Lot 239AR
Frank Vernon Martin (British, 1921-2005)
'Louise Brooks', 1974
Sold for £3,500 (US$ 4,507) inc. premium

Lot Details
Frank Vernon Martin (British, 1921-2005)
'Louise Brooks', 1974
drypoint on copper, with hand tinting, a portrait of the famous film star wearing a sheer blouse against a fantastical Cubist background; an Artist's Proof aside from an edition of 100, with full margins, unframed
10 ½ x 14 ½ in. (26 x 37 cms), titled and signed by artist in pencil

Footnotes

  • Louise Brooks started her career as a Ziegfeld Follies girl, before making a number of films in Hollywood during the late 1920s. Her high reputation as an actress came with her much admired performance as Lulu in G.W. Pabst's 1928 film "Padora's Box".

    The Tate in London hold an edition of this print in their collection.

    An Artist's Proof is illustrated in Victor Arwas and John Kobal's "Frank Martin; Hollywood - Continental", Academy Editions/St. Martin's Press, 1988, on page 19.
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