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CHANA ORLOFF (1888 - 1968)

The painter Georges Lepape, 1924

Plaster with golden patina
Signed « Chana Orloff » and dated 1924 on the side

H 35 - L 19 - P 29 cm (H 13.8 - W 7.5 - D 11.4 in)

Origin

Georges Lepape's familly.

History

Cartoonist, humorist, writer, painter and poster artist, Georges Lepape, was trained at the School of Decorative Arts in Paris. Before entering the Cormon workshop at the School of Fine Arts, he attended the workshop of Humbert where he met Georges Braque, Marie Laurencin and the "true modern" Picabia. We owe him the almost integrality of the drawings of La Gazette du Bon Ton as well as multiple covers of Vogue and Femina. As a dear friend of Paul Poiret, he regularly put into images the inventions of the great couturier and published in 1911 "The things Paul Poiret views by Georges Lepape". Chana Orloff’s hyperbolic approach is a true mockery of the old century’s litotique propriety. Without an ounce of bitterness or ingratitude, Chana Orloff makes Georges Lepape’s physiognomy bloom on his own face.

Exhibitions

1957 Fastes de la vie parisienne 1909 à 1929, Musée Galliéna, Paris.

Bibliography

Félix Marcilhac, Chana Orloff, Les Éditions de l'Amateur, Paris, 1991, referenced under n°91, p. 222 et 223 of the catalogue raisonné and reproduced in photograph (plaster) p. 77.