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Tightrope Walker

© Estate of Jacques Villon / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris

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© Estate of Jacques Villon / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris

Image downloads are for educational use only. For all other purposes, please see our Obtaining and Using Images page.

© Estate of Jacques Villon / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris

Image downloads are for educational use only. For all other purposes, please see our Obtaining and Using Images page.

Jacques Villon

French, 1875-1963

Tightrope Walker, 1913

drypoint

Edition: 17/28

plate mark: 15 5/8 x 11 3/4 inches (39.69 x 29.84 cm); sheet: 19 x 14 1/8 inches (48.26 x 35.88 cm); overall: 28 x 22 inches (71.12 x 55.88 cm)

Collection Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, New York

Gift of A. Conger Goodyear, by exchange, 1949

P1949:39

More Details

Inscriptions

signature / lower right / Jacques Villon

Class

Prints

Work Type

Drypoint (print)

This information may change due to ongoing research. Glossary of Terms

In 1911, Jacques Villon and his brother Raymond Duchamp-Villon founded the Puteaux Group, also known as the Golden Section. It was a collective of Cubist-influenced artists interested in mathematical harmony who regularly met in Villon’s studio, near Paris. Some of the members included their other brother, Marcel Duchamp, Robert Delaunay, Albert Gleizes, and Fernand Léger. The group ultimately disbanded with the onset of World War I in 1914. Villon was an avid printmaker and is credited with developing the Cubist language in prints, far surpassing both Pablo Picasso and Georges Braque in this area. Like Paul Klee, Villon was compelled by the theme of the tightrope walker.

Label from Picasso: The Artist and His Models, November 5, 2016–February 19, 2017

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