Grand Vague Bleue  and Contemporary tapestry by June Wayne
Grand Vague Bleue  and Contemporary tapestry by June Wayne

Grand Vague Bleue - June Wayne

Regular price
$ 250,000.00
Sale price
$ 250,000.00

106 X 73 in. (269.2 x 185.4 cm)

Tapestry

Cotton, wool, and wool with additional fibers

EA 1 (two examples extant)

Year: 1974

Cartoon designed by June Wayne; tapestry bears artist's signature woven in lower left corner

NOTES
Woven by Giselle Glaudin-Brivet (born 1943) at Atelier Giselle Glaudin-Brivet, Aubusson. This tapestry revisits an image Wayne created in both painting and lithography in 1972.

SELECTED LITERATURE
Daquin and Thomas, 1976 (illus.); West, 1975 (cover illus.); Kester, December 1974 (cover illus.); Art Institute of Chicago, 2010

COMMENTS
Wayne created the image of the blue tidal wave in three media and at three very different scales: a lithograph thirty inches high, a painting seventy—two inches high, and a tapestry eighty—six inches high. She was exploring the effect of scale on the impact of an image and concluded that the extremes of small and large scale held more power than life-size images. (Source: The Art of Everything, Robert Conway, 2007)