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Claude Garache's Blues: Original Aquatints Bleue I to Bleue VI

Garache Paintings / Garache Drawings / Garache Drawings 2 / Garache Paris 2012

Garache Suite Rouge Sur Ingres Rose / Garache Suite Vermillon Sur Ingres Gris_clair / Garache Ebauche du feminin
Garache Lithographs 4

Aquatints 1: 1965-72 / Aquatints 2: 1972-77 / Aquatints 3: 1977-80 / Aquatints 4: 1980-83
Aquatints 5: 1983-88 / Aquatints 6: 1987-91 / Aquatints 7: 1991-97 / Garache's Blues

For an introduction to Claude Garache (French, b. 1929) and a select bibliography, click here.
In 1993, we went to Paris to discuss, among other things, the etching that Garache had agreed to execute for Volume 2 of the monograph series Graven Images: Studies in Culture Law, and the Sacred: The Body. In the course of a very agreeable visit, during which we also purchased some of his paintings and drawings, we asked Garache if he might be willing to allow us to purchase one of his large aquatints, preferably executed in blue and red (we had one of his early works in that combination and thought it exceptionaly beautiful; we had been very pleased when he returned to that combination in 1988 and 1989 with Bleue III and Bleue IV. "Of course," he said, and six months later sent us two proofs, saying we could choose one, or both, or neither. "Of course," we said, quickly opting for both! In due course, the prints arrived and we immediately received a phone call from the then-President of the World Bank, inquiring about whether he might purchase a pair of the prints. "Of course," we said happily, and we have continued to be in love with the remaining impressions to this day, hanging a pair of them side by side in our lower gallery, where we passed by them many times every day until we recently moved them up into the main gallery sapce as part of our continuing exhibition of Garache's paintings and aquatints (and a drawing).
Bleue VI. Original color aquatint and etching, 1994. Printed by Maurice Felt in Paris and published by Spaightwood Galleries. 25 signed and numbered impressions plus 3 e.a. and 6 H.C. impressions. Image size: 820x610mm. Price: $1500.
Bleue V. Original color aquatint and etching, 1994. Printed by Maurice Felt in Paris and published by Spaightwood Galleries. 25 signed and numbered impressions plus 3 e.a. and 6 H.C. impressions. Image size: 820x610mm. Price: $1500.
Bleue V and Bleue VI framed in 40x32 inch maple frames filling up most of a 9-foot wall in the main gallery (the stained glass windows across the way are visible reflected in the glass of the frames). They were featured in our 2005 opening exhibition at our gallery in Upton MA after our move from our former venue in Madison WI.
Most of Garache's prints are either in back-and-white or, like his paintings, in red; but his blues (as distinct from Janice Joplin's "Old Kozmic Blues") form a recognizable subset of his works, so here's an opportinty to see them all in one place.
Bleue I. Original color aquatint, 1980. 50 signed & numbered impressions on blue Ingres paper measuring 645x505mm published by Galerie Maeght. Image size: 545x440mm. Price: $1500.
Bleue II. Original aquatint, 1983. 50 signed & numbered impressions on Conqueror bleu paper measuring 445x542mm published by Galerie Maeght Lelong, Paris. Image size: 445x542mm. Price: $1500.
Bleue III. Original color aquatint, 1988. 35 signed & numbered impressions on Arches. There is a full page color illustration of this work in in Jean Starobinski's Garache (Flammarion, 1988). Image size: 732x985mm (28-7/8x38-3/4 inches). Price: $1750.
Bleue IV. Original color aquatint, 1988. 20 signed & numbered impressions on Arches. An edition of 35 was planned, but after running out of ink during the printing, an exanct match could not be achieved and the remainder of the edition was cancelled. Image size: 740x985mm (29-7/8x38-3/4). Price: $1750.
Bleue V. Original color aquatint and etching, 1994. Printed by Maurice Felt in Paris and published by Spaightwood Galleries. 25 signed and numbered impressions plus 3 e.a. and 6 H.C. impressions. Image size: 820x610mm. Price: $1500.
Bleue VI. Original color aquatint and etching, 1994. Printed by Maurice Felt in Paris and published by Spaightwood Galleries. 25 signed and numbered impressions plus 3 e.a. and 6 H.C. impressions. Image size: 820x610mm. Price: $1500.

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