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

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
Nuit Carrée 3 / Square Night 3. Oil on canvas, 1984. This work, part of a long series of paintings and prints, was inspired by Edward Young's long philosophical poem, The Complaint, or Night Thoughts on Life, Death, and Immortality in Nine Nights (first pbulished in 1742, with additions through 1745), present us with an emotional night or dream state of transformations and shifting versions of imaginative realities that is anything but plain or straightforward. One of Titus-Carmel's masterpieces. Illustrated in Nuits: vingt-quatre peintures réalisées en 1984 published under the direction of the Musées de Nice for an exhibition at the Galerie des Ponchettes (1985); it is also illustrated in a catalogue published for the same exhibition by the Musée d'Art Moderne de Villeneuve d'Ascq. In addition, it is illustrated in a full-page color plate in the large-format series, Eighty: Les Peintres En France Dans Les Années 80. Image size: 2050x2050 mm (80x80 inches). Price: NFS.
Intérieurs—Peinture 28. Acrylic on canvas, 1988. Illustrated repères 54 (1988) and Musée Ingres (1990). Included in Titus' 1990 Retrospective at the Musée Ingres. The painting is also illustrated in a catalogue issued for a retrospective sponsored by the French "Ministere de la Culture, de la Communication, et des Grand Travaux" that toured the Middle East in 1990-91 with stops at the Centres Culturel Francais in Damascus, Alexandria, and Cairo and was also presented at Espace 87 in Tunis. Image size: 1500x1500 mm (60x60 inches). Price: $95,000.
Intérieurs—Peinture 30. Acrylic on canvas, 1988. Illustrated repères 54 (1988) and Musée Ingres (1990). Included in Titus' 1990 Retrospective at the Musée Ingres. The painting is also illustrated in a catalogue issued for a retrospective sponsored by the French "Ministere de la Culture, de la Communication, et des Grand Travaux" that toured the Middle East in 1990-91 with stops at the Centres Culturel Francais in Damascus, Alexandria, and Cairo and was also presented at Espace 87 in Tunis. Image size: 1500x1500 mm (60x60 inches). Price: $95,000.
Intérieurs—Peinture 21. Oil on canvas, 1988. Illustrated repères 54 (1988) and Musée Ingres (1990). Included in Titus' 1990 Retrospective at the Musée Ingres. Image size: 1460x1140 mm (57.5x45 inches). Price: $80,000.
24 Compositions autour de l'X–Peinture 12. Oil on canvas, 1986. Illustrated Fuji (1987), n. 20 and Musee Ingres (1990), n. 34. This is one of Titus-Carmel's favorite paintings, and was reproduced as a poster for his Chateauroux exhibition in 1987. Included in Titus' 1990 Retrospective at the Musée Ingres. Image size: 1160x890 mm (45.6x35 inches). Price: $60,000.
Chancay: Peinture No. 6. Oil on canvas, 1985. Illustrated in a full-page color plate in in the Titus-Carmel issue of the large-format series, Eighty: Les Peintres En France Dans Les Années 80, 1988. Exhibited in 1985 at Galerie Lelong, Paris. Another painting in this series was purchased by the Guggenheim museum and was included in their 50th Anniversary Show and Catalogue of the most significant acquisitions of their first 50 Years. Image size: 1300x1620 mm (51.2x64 inches). Price: $80,000.
Spaightwood Galleries owns almost every print Titus-Carmel has made since 1975 (and a few before that), 6 paintings, 4 collages, and 7 watercolors, and 7 drawings. If you are interested in a piece we have not yet illustrated on our website, please call or email 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 $7.20.

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 almost all sold in Tokyo. Rare in Europe and America. Mint copies availabe for $125.

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