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Book Description: Published by Howard Timmins : Cape Town (1969). First Edition. Hard Cover. Beige Cloth. Elephant Folio. Foreword by Stuart Cloete. Unpaginated. Many full colour reproductions of the artist's works.
Book Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. All folds of the dust-jacket rubbed. One abrasion/scratch to the rear panel of the dust-jacket (3.5 cm x 3 cm). Dust-jacket rubbed. Some minor chipping and closed tears to the spine-ends of the dust-jacket. Some shelf-wear, including 3 closed tears (the largest measuring 2 centimetres) to the edges of the dust-jacket.
The following is taken from Wikipedia :
Vladimir Grigoryevich Tretchikoff, (13 December 1913 – 26 August 2006 ) was one of the most commercially successful artists of all time - his painting Chinese Girl (popularly known as "The Green Lady") is one of the best selling art prints ever.
Tretchikoff was a self-taught artist who painted realistic figures, portraits, still life and animals, with subjects often inspired by his early life in China and Malaysia, and later life in South Africa. Tretchikoff's work was immensely popular with the general public, but is often seen by art critics as the epitome of kitsch (indeed, he was nicknamed the "King of Kitsch"). He worked in oil, watercolour, ink, charcoal and pencil but is best known for his reproduction prints which sold worldwide in huge numbers. The reproductions were so popular that it was said Tretchikoff was second only to Picasso in his popularity. Indeed, apparently the city of Seattle once played host to simultaneous art shows : one which included works from artists such as Picasso and Rothko and the other a show dedicated to the work of Tretchikoff. The show which included Picasso and Rothko sold fewer tickets, to Tretchikoff’s satisfaction.One of his original canvases was recently sold at Sotheby's for more than R3 000 000.
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