Lot 40. Gruau, René (1909 Rome - in 2004, ibid.). Fashion drawing for Pierre Balmain. 1952

Estimate value:€ 4 800–5 200
Auction date:15.07.2019   16:00
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Lot 40Gruau, René (1909 Rome - in 2004, ibid.). Fashion drawing for Pierre Balmain. 1952
Signed lower right. Beistift drawing on yellowish paper from a sketch block with perforation edge on the left. 50 x 36.5 cm. To the sheet the Association the edges of tents spots, corner damage bottom right. René Gruau published at the age of 14 years, his first works made four years later, drawings of Italian, German and English magazines. In the early 1930s, Gruau moved to Paris. As Christian Dior, with whom he was a close friend, in 1947, his fashion house is opened, got Gruau on a mission to create the graphical Image of all the Dior perfumes. Gruau was the favorite artist of the luxury industry, and the leading fashion magazine soon. From 1989 retro have been shown in retrospective exhibitions of his work in Paris, Rome, Munich, Cologne, New York, Tokyo and London.

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