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Alain le Yaouanc 1975 Signed Limited Edition “The Letter E” Lithograph


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A signed limited edition lithograph titled The Letter E by the French modern artist Alain Le Yaouanc (b.1941). Printed in 1975, this piece depicts a collage style composition of black, yellow, and blue shapes. A white serif capital "E" rests at the top left of the composition. The work is signed “Alain le Yaouanc” bottom right hand corner. Edition 20/125. Dated verso. Displayed behind a cream mat in a gray wooden frame.

Alain Le Yaouanc was born in 1941 in France. After being expelled from his secondary school for "carelessness and dissent", Le Yaouanc moved to the United States and attended the Harmon Hall School in York Harbor, Maine. When he arrived in Maine, his parent's friend Ruth Buol, a friend of Alexander Calder, was there to meet him. He was awarded best in show for a work in oil in his first juried show. Le Yaouanc was a member of the Art Student's League in New York and worked as a barkeep. Soon after, he returned to France. He was a French language teacher in the military before becoming an antiques dealer. In 1968, he participated in the French Association of Artistic Action (Patrick Waldberg and Roger Nellens) Treasures of Surrealism exhibition, which was held in Belgium and included artists such as Jean Arp, Hans Bellmer, André Breton, Alexander Calder, Salvador Dali, and Marcel Duchamp. In the 1970s, Le Yaouanc published a number of books of lithographs. Since then, he has maintained an active artistic practice across mediums and accepted commissions for stone mosaics, posters, and architectural installations.


20.5” x 25.5” x 1” (frame); 16.5” x 18.75” (sight).

Condition notes:

Some waviness to the paper. Overall age appropriate scratches, scuffs and marks to the frame.

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