Françoise Gilot (French, b. 1921)

Even at the young age of 21, Françoise Gilot was one of the most respected artists of the emerging School of Paris, a movement struggling for recognition during the years of The Occupation.

In 1943, during the time of her first important exhibition in Paris, Françoise met Pablo Picasso, an artist 40 years her senior. In 1946, Gilot and Picasso began a decade-long relationship and Françoise became both a witness and a participant in one of the last great periods of the modern art movement in Europe. Their circle included poets, philosophers, writers, and many of the legends of the art world, such as Braque, Chagall, Cocteau, and Matisse.


Officier de la Légion d'honneur
 

After nearly 70 years as an artist, Françoise Gilot continues to conquer canvas with her own language of form and color. Her work, done in a variety of media, holds a vital place in the international art world and represents one of the most exciting collecting opportunities in contemporary art today.

Gilot is included in the permanent collections of the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Musée Picasso in Antibes, Musée de Tel Aviv in Israel, the Women's Museum in Washington D.C., and Bibliothèque Nationale and Musée d'Art Moderne in Paris. In 1990 she received the
Chevalier de la Legion d'Honneur, for her work as a painter, writer and feminist. In 2010 she was made an Officer of the Legion d'Honneur, the French government's highest honor of the arts.

This extraordinary collection honors thirty-eight years of exhibition history between Françoise Gilot and the Vincent Mann Gallery. The collection comprises important early artworks from the period
1940-1960, selected by Françoise Gilot from her personal archives. Many of these oil paintings, drawings, and mixed-media works have never before been exhibited in the United States.

The Vincent Mann Gallery is honored to present these rare artworks for sale in "Collection Privée: Early Works by Françoise Gilot 1940-1960."

Artist’s Statement: Ever since I can remember, I was always preoccupied with the study of the human body, pencil or brush in hand. At school, I made caricatures of the teachers and I tried renderings of the other girls’ attitudes - all of which usually ended up confiscated, and destroyed, I suppose... [READ MORE]

A Tribute to Françoise Gilot – E. John Bullard, Director Emeritus, New Orleans Museum of Art
This 2011exhibition at the Vincent Mann Gallery of works by Françoise Gilot marks a nearly forty-year relationship between this great artist and New Orleans' longest operating gallery for contemporary art. This has been due to the keen eye and business acumen of Jacob Manguno, an artist himself and the gallery's founder, who has… [READ MORE]



 
 

FRANÇOISE GILOT

Space Conquest (2013)
Oil on canvas, signed L/R
Size: 48 x 48” square

 

FRANÇOISE GILOT

Rose Garden (2013)
Oil on canvas, signed L/L
Size (20F): 28 x 22”

SOLD

 

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Bagatelle (2013)
Oil on canvas, signed L/R
Size (20P): 28 x 22”

 

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Tea Rose (2013)
Oil on canvas, signed L/R
Size (20P): 28 x 22”

SOLD

 

FRANÇOISE GILOT

Art Deco Rose (2013)
Oil on canvas, signed L/L
Size (20P): 28 x 22”

SOLD

 

FRANÇOISE GILOT

Briar Roses (2013)
Oil on canvas, signed L/L
Size (20P): 28 x 22”

 

FRANÇOISE GILOT

Card Game (2013)
Oil on canvas, signed L/R
Size (4P): 12 x 9”

 

FRANÇOISE GILOT

Imprints (Amour d’Enfance) (2013)
Oil on canvas, signed vertically L/R
Size (4P): 12 x 9”

 

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A Rose (2012)
Oil on canvas, signed L/C
Size (40F): 39 3/8 x 31 7/8”

 

FRANÇOISE GILOT

Word Game (2012)
Oil on canvas, signed L/L
Size (30M): 36 x 24”

 

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Enigma (2012)
Oil on canvas, signed L/R
Size (30M): 24 x 36”

 

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The Way it Is (2012)
Oil on canvas, signed L/L
Size (30M): 24 x 36”

 

FRANÇOISE GILOT

As One (2012)
Oil on canvas, signed L/L
Size (20F): 23 ½ x 28 ¾”

 

FRANÇOISE GILOT

Sing Song (2012)
Oil on canvas, signed L/L
Size (20F): 28 ¾ x 23 ½”

 

FRANÇOISE GILOT

Gathering (2012)
Oil on canvas, signed L/R
Size (12P): 18 1/2 x 24 1/2
Framed: 19 x 25

 

FRANÇOISE GILOT

La Mer Qu’on Voit Danser (The Dancing Sea) (2012)
Oil on canvas, signed L/C
Size (12P): 24 x 18”

 

FRANÇOISE GILOT

Gypsum Christal (2012)
Oil on canvas, signed C/R
Size (4P): 12 x 9”

 

FRANÇOISE GILOT

Fiesta (2008)
Oil on canvas, signed L/R
Size (8F): 18 1/8 x 15”

 

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Here and There (2007)
Oil on canvas, L/R
Size (50F): 35 x 46”

SOLD

 

 

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Flowers on a Polka Dot Background (1941)
Black and white ink on paper
Paper Size: 24 ½” x 19 ¼”
Framed: 34 ½” x 28 ½”

SOLD

 

 

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Portrait of Maya Picasso (1953)
Graphite Pencil on paper
Sheet size: 26 x 20"
Framed: 40 1/4 x 34 1/4"

SOLD

 

 

FRANÇOISE GILOT

The Children in Winter (1955)
Oil on canvas
Size (60F): 51 x 38”
Framed: 52 ½ x 39 ½”

SOLD

 

 

FRANÇOISE GILOT

Claude (1956)
Oil on canvas
Size (5M): 13 7/8 x 8 ¾”
Framed: 24 ½ x 20 1/8”

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FRANÇOISE GILOT

Paula Sitting in Green Armchair (1960)
Oil on canvas, Signed L/L
Size: 10 ½ x 7 ½” Framed size: 17 x 14 ¼”

SOLD

 

 

FRANÇOISE GILOT

Bouquet des Fleurs” (1962)
Gouche and Ink on Paper, Signed L/R
Paper Size: 24 ½” x 19 ¼”
Framed: 34 ½” x 28 ½”

SOLD

 

 

FRANÇOISE GILOT

Free Birds (1963)

Watercolor, India Ink and Gouache on paper, Signed L/L
Sheet size: 26 x 20”
Framed size: 32 ½ x 29”

SOLD

 

 

FRANÇOISE GILOT

Passe Present (1967)
Oil on Canvas, Signed L/R
Size: 8 ¾ x 10 ½”
Framed size approx.: 18 ¾ x 16 ½”

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FRANÇOISE GILOT

The Greek Horse (1969)

Color Lithograph in four colors, edition of 100
Image: 30 x 22” Paper: 30 x 22”
Framed: 40 ½ x 32 ¼”

Edition of 100 impressions, signed and numbered, on Arches; plus 2 trial proofs, 3 printer’s proofs, and 10 artist’s proofs, signed and annotated, on Arches. Printed in four colors: turquoise, royal blue, brick red, and saffron yellow, from four zinc plates. Published by the artist. Printed at Mourlot Graphics, Ltd., New York. Fifty impressions (11/100 to 60/100) given in 1974 to the CertainTeed Jonas Salk Foundation.
Reference: Stone Echoes catalogue raisonné (p. 63, plate 29)

SOLD

 

 

FRANÇOISE GILOT

The Two Glasses (1970)

Color Lithograph on Arches paper, edition of 50
Image: 19 ¾ x 25 ¾” Paper: 23 5/8 x 30 ¼”
Framed: 30 ¾ x 36 ¼”

Edition of 50 impressions, signed and numbered, on Arches; plus 5 color separation proofs, 1 Bon a Tirer, 2 printer’s proofs, and 10 artist’s proofs (I to X), signed, numbered, and annotated on Arches. Printed in six corors: gray, turqouiose, saffron yellow, dustry rose, ultramarine blue, and saturated turquoise, from six zinc plates. Published by the artist. Printed at Mourloot, Paris. The 5 color separation proofs and 1 artist’s proof given to Cedar Crest College, Allentown, Pennsylvania.
Reference: Stone Echoes catalogue raisonné (p. 64, plate 32)

SOLD

 

 

FRANÇOISE GILOT

Puck (1970)

Color Lithograph, edition of 30
Image size: 22 x 30” Paper size: 24 ½ x 32 ½”
Framed: 34 x 41 ¼”

Edition of 30 impressions, signed, numbered, and titled, on Copperplate Deluxe; plus 1 Bon a Tirer, 3 artist’s proofs (A to C), 2 Tamstone Impressions, and 1 cancellation proof, signed and annotated on Copperplate Deluxe. Published by The Tamstone Group, Inc., Los Aneles. Printed by William Law, III at The Tamstone Group, Inc., Los Angeles.
Reference: Stone Echoes catalogue raisonné (p. 65, plate 35)

SOLD

 

 

 

FRANÇOISE GILOT

The Dream II (La Rêve II) #11/25 (1970)

Original color lithograph, edition of 25
Image size: 22 ⅜ x 30” Paper: 22 ⅜ x 30”
Framed: 33 x 40 ¾”

Edition of 25 impressions, signed, numbered, and titled, on Arches; plus 1 trial proof, 1 Bon a Tirer, 1 presentation proof, 3 artist’s proofs (A to C), and 2 Tamstone Impressions, signed and annotated, on Arches. Printed in three runs in two colors:black and red from the two zinc plates, and black from the stone used to print The Dream (see Cat. # 36). Published jointly by the artist and the Tamstone Group, Inc., Los Angeles. Printed by Serge Lozingot, master-printer at The Tamstone Group, Inc., Los Angeles.
Reference: Stone Echoes catalogue raisonné (p. 65, plate 37)

SOLD

 

 

FRANÇOISE GILOT

Inner Look (1971)
Oil on canvas, signed L/L
Image: 51 1/8 x 63 ¾”
Framed: 57 1/8 x 69 ¾”

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Freedom (1971)

Lithograph in Black, edition of 25
Image: 30 ¼ x 22 ¼” Paper: 30 ¼ x 22 ¼”
Framed: 40 x 31 ¾”

Edition of 25 impressions, signed and numbered, with 5 impressions (1/25 to 5/25) on Japanese Nacre and 20 impressions (6/25 to 25/25) on Rives (with Tamstone watermark); plus 3 trial proofs (1 to 3), 1 Bon a Tirer, 3 artist proofs (A to C), and 2 Tamstone Impressions, signed and annotated on Rives (with Tamstone Watermark). Published by the artist. Printed by William Law, III at the Tamstone Group Inc., Los Angeles.
Reference: Stone Echoes catalogue raisonné (p. 67, plate 46)

SOLD

 

 

 

FRANÇOISE GILOT

In the Trees II Dans l’arbre II (1971) #24/25

Original color lithograph in two colors – edition of 25
Image: 29 ¾ x 22 ½” Paper: 29 ¾ x 22 ½”
Framed: 40 x 32”

Edition of 25 impressions, signed and numbered, with 5 impressions (1 to 5) on Japanese Nacre and 20 impressions (6 to 25) on Rives (with Tamstone watermark); plus 1 trial proof, 1 color trial proof, 1 Bon a Tirer, 1 Tamstone Impression, and 2 artist’s proofs (B, C), signed and annotated, on Rives (with Tamstone watermark); and 1 artist’s proof (A), signed and annotated, on Japanese Nacre. In addition, 1 separation run, unsigned, on cover stock. Printed in two colors: ochre and purple from the stwo stones used to print In the Tree (see Cat. #44).Printed by William Law III at The Tamstone Group, Inc., Los Angeles.
Reference: Stone Echoes catalogue raisonné (p. 67, plate 45)

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FRANÇOISE GILOT

Birds in the Forest at Dusk (1973)
Gouache on paper, signed L/L, dated L/R
Sheet size: 30 x 22
Framed: 38 x 30 ½”

SOLD

 

 

FRANÇOISE GILOT

"Dancer II" (1973)
Oil on Canvas, Signed L/R
Canvas Size: 51 ¼ x 63 ⅞"
Frame Size: 52 ½ x 64 ⅞"

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FRANÇOISE GILOT

Japanese Flowerpot (1973-74)
India ink (brush) on paper
Sheet size: 30 x 22"
Framed: 40 x 34"

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FRANÇOISE GILOT

Red, White and Blue Lanterns (1976)
Oil on canvas
Size (8F): 18 x 15”
Framed: 21 ¾ x 18 ½”

SOLD

 

 

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Rose of the Desert (1977)
Color Lithograph
Image:  22 x 30"
Sheet Size:  22 x 30"

Edition of 100 impressions, signed, numbered, and titled, on Arjomari Arches.  Printed in three runs in eight colors.

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FRANÇOISE GILOT

Deer Totem” (1979)
Oil on canvas
Size (25F): 25 5/8 x 32”

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FRANÇOISE GILOT

Black Tie” (1980)
Original Color lithograph in two colors, edition of 100
Image: 15 x 15”
Framed: 27 x 25”

Lithograph printed in two colors, edition of 100 impressions plus artist’s proofs, signed and numbered, and a separate edition of 1000 unsigned posters.

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FRANÇOISE GILOT

"Gourmet Gala" (1981)
Original color lithograph in two colors, edition of 100
Image: 15 x 17 1/4"
Framed: 27 1/4 x 24 1/8"

Lithograph printed in two colors, edition of 100 impressions plus artist's proofs, signed and numbered, and a separate edition of 1000 unsigned posters.

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FRANÇOISE GILOT

The Fruits of Friendship” (1991)
Oil on canvas
Size (40F): 39 3/8 x 32”
Framed: 45 ½ x 37 ¾”

SOLD

 

 

FRANÇOISE GILOT

Apparitions (1992)
Pen & ink, signed and dated lower center
Sheet size: 23 ½ x 22 ½”
Framed: 37 1/2 x 32 1/2"

SOLD

 

FRANÇOISE GILOT

1545 Carnac (2009)
Oil on canvas, signed & dated L/R
Size: 24 x 30"
Framed: 36 x 42"

SOLD

 

 

FRANÇOISE GILOT

Fire Spirit (2011)
Oil on canvas, signed & dated L/R
Size: 16 x 20”
Framed: 18 ½ x 22 ½”

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FRANÇOISE GILOT

Dawn (2013)
Oil on canvas, signed L/L
Size: 20 x 16”
Framed: 26 x 21 ½”

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These rare and unique works were selected from the Gilot archives for this presentation. An opportunity is yours to share ownership with seasoned collectors, wonderful works by the remarkable artist Francoise Gilot.



 
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