Eduardo Chillida, ‘Derrière le Miroir - Chillida’, 1964, 3
Artist: Eduardo Chillida
Title: From ‘Derrière le Miroir - Chillida’ N°143
Size: 28 × 38 cm
Signature: Not signed
Numbered: Not numbered
Series: Derrière le Miroir N°143
Edition: non-editioned multiple.
Medium Type: Lithograph
Certificate of authenticity: Not included
Publisher: Maeght Éditeur, 1964
Image rights: © Muetos Gallery
Condition: Very good, slightly aged paper.
Frame: Not included
One of Spain’s most celebrated sculptors, Eduardo Chillida achieved international recognition with works exhibited at the Venice Biennale in 1958. Chillida forged monumental abstract forms in iron and granite, often for public spaces, as well as producing a body of etchings, lithographs, and woodcuts. His sculptures are distinguished by their geometric and curvilinear forms, as well as their combined qualities of movement and tension. Chillida is known to have had a craftsman’s intimacy with his material, often playing a hands-on role in the production of his works; with a team of blacksmiths, the artist would usually coat his metal with an alloy to create rust as it oxidized. Chillida, who expressed an affinity with the philosopher Martin Heidegger’s interest in humanity’s relationship to space, once said, “My whole work is a journey of discovery in space.”
Derrière le Miroir:
In the postwar year 1946, Aimé and Marguerite Maeght, owners of the Maeght Gallery in Paris, embarked on a publishing venture: in search of a kind of "forum" for the discussion and distribution of original graphic work by "their" artists, the idea of Derrière le Miroir (Behind the mirror) was born.
Devoted exclusively to contemporary graphic work of artists represented by the gallery, the periodical Derrière le miroir served as both, exhibition catalogue for Maeght shows as well as a forum for distribution of original graphic works.
Published up to six times a year, Derrière le Miroir offered original graphics by such acclaimed contemporary artists as Georges Braque, Marc Chagall, Joan Miró, Henri Matisse, Alberto Giacometti, Wassily Kandinsky, Eduardo Chillida, Antoni Tàpies, Pablo Picasso, Fernand Léger, Jean Arp, Ellsworth Kelly, Raoul Ubac and many others, perfectly documenting the so-called "postwar period" of contemporary art.