SUNRISE by Arthur Secunda
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SUNRISE by Arthur Secunda (1927 – 2022) is a rare serigraph that was published in 1975 in an edition of 150 (Roman Numbered – CL). The image size is 32″ X 26” plus full margins. It is pencil signed and numbered by the artist. As a publisher and distributor of this edition, a buyer will receive an Original Certificate of Authenticity.
This high quality piece is in a flawless state of preservation and has not been framed or mounted. The retail price of this print is $1,500.00 as shown on the current price list of the artist. It is truly a gorgeous print.
In 1980, the prestigious art show in Paris ‘MIGAME’ used the print “Sunrise” as the entire cover of the exhibition catalog They printed the cover text in black over the image. Another picture shows the print framed and hanging in a commercial setting.
The Migame catalog is not included with this offer and is shown for information purposes only.
Note the picture of Arthur Secunda in his Paris studio in 1999. Click on any picture to enlarge it.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Arthur Secunda (aka Arturo Secunda outside the United States) was born in New Jersey in 1927. His career in art has been marked by international recognition in many fields – painter, sculptor, teacher, critic and printmaker. In 1947, after a year in the U.S. Air Force as a staff artist, he attended New York University and the Art Students League in New York where he studied with Harry Sternberg, Reginald Marsh and Julian Levi. He later continued his education in Paris and Rome where he studied sculpture with Ossip Zadkine and painting with Andre L’hote. Secunda spent the following year in Mexico working at the Esmeralda Escuela de Pintura y Escultura, where he learned the art of woodcarving and woodcut printing.
Throughout his dynamic career Secunda has cultivated his art connoisseurship via many interesting jobs which have included museum curator of education at the Santa Barbara Art Museum, university instructor and lecturer at UCLA, the Pasadena Art Museum, Otis Art Institute and the Palm Springs Desert Museum. In addition he produced a weekly TV program entitled “Arts of All Times,” and was the founding editor of Artforum magazine in Los Angeles in 1963.
Secunda’s first one man show was at the Galerie Lucien Gout in Montpellier in 1950. Since that time, he has exhibited widely all over the United States, Europe and Japan in over 150 galleries, museums and universities, as well as major art fairs in New York, Paris, Basel and Cologne.
His art works hang in the permanent collections of important institutions worldwide including the Museum of Modern Art in New York; the Library of Congress in Washington D.C.; the Chicago Art Institute; the Honolulu Academy of Fine Arts and the Detroit Art Institute in the U.S. In addition to the Tel Aviv Museum, his art has been acquired by European museums in Aries, Geneva, Stockholm, Choler, Ostend, Brussels, Zurich, and elsewhere.
Secunda is particularly noted for his brilliant collages and striking graphics. J.M. Rouquette, Director of the Arles Museum Reattu has said, “Secunda’s collages make use of a very seductive, original and somewhat mysterious technique in which the actual tearing of paper coincides with a personal philosophy of color.” His graphics have been acclaimed for their lush color and technical inventiveness and his innovations in printmaking have inspired two grants from the Tamarind Lithography Workshop. For many years, Over the years, Secunda has maintained studios in New York, Paris, and Beverly Hills.