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Gérard Titus-Carmel (French, b. 1942): Titus-Carmel: Forests

Titus-Carmel Forging the Real
Titus-Carmel Paintings / Titus-Carmel Automme Watercolors (1994) / Titus-Carmel Drawings

The Pocket-Size Tingit Coffin (1975-1976) / Sarx (1975-76) / Suite Narwa (1978) / Interieurs (1977-1988)
The Nikko Helmet (1984) / Suite Chancay (1985) / Forets (1995)

For an extended biographical-critical essay, see Titus-Carmel: Forging the Real
Titus-Carmel is one of the most written-about contemporary French artists, having been the subject of studies by Jacques Derrida, Alain Robbe-Grillet, Gilbert Lascault, Werner Spies, Jean Pierre Faye, Denis Roche, Jean Louis Schefer, and many others. He is also one of the most widely shown artists of his generation (b. 1942), having received over 90  one–person shows at museums and galleries including The Museum of Modern Art of the City of Paris (1971), the 1972 and 1984 Venice Biennales, the Royal College of Art in London (1972), the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam (1973), the Palais des Beaux Arts, Brussels (1975), the Centre Georges Pompidou / Musée National d'Art Moderne (1978), the Museums of Dusseldorf (1979), Bielefeld (1980), Kassel (1980), Nuremberg (1981), Oslo (1981), Lubceck (1981), Les Sables d'Olonne (1981), Luxemburg, Calais, (1984), Nice, Carcassonne, and Lille (1985), Quebec (1986), Budapest, and Châteauroux (1987), Caen (1989), Montaubon and Avignon (1990), and Tokyo (1991). In addition, the French Cultural Ministry also organized touring exhibits at the Instituts Français of Stuttgart, Hamburg, Munich, and Bonn (1985), Damascus, Aleppo, Alexandria, Cairo (1990-1991), and Palermo, Naples, and Rome (1991). His works are in the permanent collections of over 90 public institutions including the Guggenheim Museum (New York), the Museum of Modern Art (N.Y. and Paris), the Chicago Art Institute, the Bibliotheque National and the Centre Georges Pompidou (Paris), the Victoria and Albert Museum (London), and many others. Museums have twice organized complete retrospectives of his prints (in 1979 and 1991), each time publishing catalogues raisonnés. He has been the subject of seven films, including one produced by the Musée National d'Art Moderne, Centre Georges Pompidou and RTL Télévision, Luxembourg, and innumerable books, essays, exhibition catalogues, and reviews. Among his awards are first prize at the 2nd International Exposition of Original Drawings at Rijeka (1970),  the Grand Prize at the 6th International Print Biennial at Krakow (1976), and the Jurors’ Special Award of Honor at the 1977 World Print Competition in San Francisco. Titus-Carmel is deservedly one of the best-regarded painters, draftsmen, and printmakers in the world today.
Fôret 1 (the three large pieces are illustrated in Forêts: Peintures, estampes, preface by Philippe Cyrolnik [Figeac: Centre Lotois D'Art Contemporain, 1996]). Original 12-color serigraph, 1995. 60 signed & numbered impressions on Arches 898x620mm. There are also 6 artists' proofs and 6 HCs. Image size: 733x501mm. Price: $1850.
Fôret 2 (the three large pieces are illustrated in Forêts: Peintures, estampes, preface by Philippe Cyrolnik [Figeac: Centre Lotois D'Art Contemporain, 1996]). Original 12-color serigraph, 1995. 60 signed & numbered impressions on Arches 898x620mm. There are also 6 artists' proofs and 6 HCs. Image size: 733x501mm. Price: $1850.
Fôret 3 (the three large pieces are illustrated in Forêts: Peintures, estampes, preface by Philippe Cyrolnik [Figeac: Centre Lotois D'Art Contemporain, 1996]). Original 12-color serigraph, 1995. 60 signed & numbered impressions on Arches 898x620mm. There are also 6 artists' proofs and 6 HCs. Image size: 733x501mm. Price: $1850.
Spaightwood Galleries owns almost every print Titus-Carmel has made since 1975 (and a few before that), 5 paintings, 7 watercolors, 3 collages, and 6 drawings. If you are interested in a piece we have not yet illustrated on our web-site, please call or e-mail us (see below for details). In 1992 Spaightwood published Gérard Titus-Carmel: Forging the Real. With 43 illustrations, an insightful essay, a list of one-person exhibitions, and a full but selective bibliography of writings about Titus-Carmel, it’s the best available introduction to his work (up to 1992) in English. Available for only $5.00 plus shipping via priority mail for $3.50.

We also have copies of the 1992 Catalogue Raisonne of his prints published in Tokyo by the Machida Museum with text in Japanese and French and illustrations of every print Titus had made up until the date of its publication (about 200 works). Three thousand copies were printed, and almostall sold in Tokyo. Rare in Europe and America. Mint copies availabe for $125.

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