Scarce Double Signed Artist's Proof
|Edition||6 OF 10|
Mourlot Press, 2001. HC 6/10. Mint condition. Spectacular Picasso-esque low numbered proof lithograph by the remarkable Alexandra Nechita. In addition to the signature and numbering inherent on this rare piece, Nechita has added a very scarce second signature and inscription : "To" . . . "Best Wishes - Alexander Nechita" blank space has been left to fill in owners name at later date it appears. Authentic Hand Signed & Numbered Lithograph on Mourlot (authenticating embossing) paper titled "Mama's Lullaby" one of only two works in the "Parade Suite" from 2001. Art measures 45" x 38.5" beautifully framed with oof-white linen matting and 3 inch gold frame. One of only 10 in this earliest pulling of this masterpiece - "HC 6/10." HC (hors commerce) is employed much as the "AP" (artist proof) to signify the artists own copies of their work. HC is a term refering to an impression outside the limits of the edition. The phrase originally meant "not for sale." Nechita's own statement regarding Mama's Lullaby : "Sometimes in the back of my mind memories of my grandma and mothers' lullabies resurface, leaving me with a bittersweet fragrance of joyous melancholy. I miss being little and having no troubles. Cuddling into Mama's arms of unconsumed love and listening in the calmness of the night to her softly singing magical lullabies, carrying her to the old happy days of her distant childhood." Alexandra Nechita was born in Romania on August 27, 1985. She began working in pen and ink at the age of two. By age five, she had graduated to watercolors. At seven, she was using oils and acrylics. Her first exhibit was a one-woman (child) show held at a Los Angeles area public library when she was just eight years old. Her talent was instantly recognized as capacity crowds came to see the "petite Picasso" as the press labeled her. She was immediately offered an exhibit at eh prestigious (non-profit) Mary Paxon Gallery where the exhibit attracted the attention of legitimate art critics and the media who began telling the world about this rarest of child prodigies and abstract cubist painter who had only recently turned nine years old. Over the following months, Alexandra was invited to one exhibit after another. As she neared her tenth birthday, she had already held an astonishing eight solo exhibits and her talent was quickly being recognized by an art world astonished by her virtuosity. Now, as a teenager, Alexandra's career has elevated to a level unimaginable for all but the truest of art masters. She has become one of the most recognized artists in the world. Her exhibits attract capacity crowds and her paintings cell out to hordes of eager collectors as quickly as she creates them. Alexandra Nechita's lithographs are hand pulled collaborative prints created at Mourlot Press in Paris, France. Only the great artists such as Picasso, Chagall, Matisse, Miro and now Alexandra have been invited to work there. "Fernand Mourlot has long been the acknowledged master printer of France in every field, from lithographs to fine books to posters. The unfailing quality of his work commands the respect of museums, collectors, and most important of all, the artists themselves. Every product of his workshop bears the mark of Mourlot's discipline and craft and can truly be called an ideal collaboration between artist and artisan." - S. Dillon Ripley, Secretary, Smithsonian Institute.