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Paule Vézelay

Paule Vézelay was born in England in 1892, but by the 1930s she had become an active member of the Parisian avant-garde after moving to France and adopting the name Paule Vézelay. Her long career and wide-ranging practice encompassed early figurative works, Surrealism and the mature abstract works for which she is best known.

England & Co have represented the Estate of Paule Vézelay since 1988, and these pages show selected works by Vézelay from various periods of her career: these include sold works from past exhibitions at the gallery as archive, and a selection of works currently available.

In 2010, the exhibition Lines in Space: Paule Vézelay & Linda Karshan featured  Linda Karshan's recent minimalist drawings as a complement to the purity of Paule Vézelay's constructions (the 'Lines in Space' series) and her related drawings spanning the 1930s to 1970. Drawings by Vézelay were also featured in the exhibitions Wandering Lines i and Wandering Lines ii at England & Co in 2011 and 2012. Paule Vézelay: Abstraction-Creation to Le Groupe Espace was held in 2012. Vézelay's sculpture - Five Forms (1935-36) - acquired from England & Co by Tate in 2000 - was displayed in Modern British Sculpture at the Royal Academy, London.

Tate holds an extensive collection of the work of Paule Vézelay and her work is held in other national and international museum collections. Vézelay was included in the collection displays Poetry and Dream at Tate Modern. She was recently the subject of a Spotlight room display at Tate Britain.



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Prints



Black Silhouettes on Grey - Details


Black Silhouettes on Grey 1976

Silkscreen print. Black on grey, edition of 35
Paper size 22 x 30 inches

Ref: 5a
Black Silhouettes on Brown - Details


Black Silhouettes on Brown 1976

Silkscreen print. Black on brown/ochre, edition of 30
Paper size 22 x 30 inches

Ref: 5c
Black Silhouettes on Red - Details


Black Silhouettes on Red 1976

Silkscreen print. Black on red, edition of 35
Paper size 22 x 30 inches

Ref: 5b
Two Forms and Two Dots - Details


Two Forms and Two Dots 1976

Silkscreen print. Black on grey, edition of 35


Ref: 4a
Two Forms and Two Dots - Details


Two Forms and Two Dots 1976

Silkscreen print. Black on ochre, edition of 25
Paper size 22 x 30 inches

Ref: 4b
Two Forms and Two Dots - Details


Two Forms and Two Dots 1976

Silkscreen print. Black on red, edition of 30
Paper size 22 x 30 inches

Ref: 4c
Contrasted Forms on Green - Details


Contrasted Forms on Green 1976

Silkscreen print. Olive/brown/green on light green, edition of 30


Ref: 6c
Contrasted Forms on Green - Details


Contrasted Forms on Green 1976

Silkscreen print. Red/brown/green on light green, edition of 30
Paper size 30 x 22 inches

Ref: 6b
Contrasted Forms on Green - Details


Contrasted Forms on Green 1976

Silkscreen print. Maroon/brown/green on light green. Edition of 30
Paper size 30 x 22 inches

Ref: 6a
A Circle, a Form and Two White Lines - Details


A Circle, a Form and Two White Lines 1970

Silkscreen print. Red/dark grey on light grey, edition of 34
Paper size 30 x 22 inches

Ref: 2a
A Circle, a Form and Two White Lines - Details


A Circle, a Form and Two White Lines 1970

Silkscreen print. Brown/dark grey on light grey, edition of 34
Paper size 30 x 22 inches

Ref: 2c
A Circle, a Form and Two White Lines - Details


A Circle, a Form and Two White Lines 1970

Silkscreen print. Indian red/dark grey on light grey, edition of 35
Paper size 30 x 22 inches

Ref: 2b
Contrasted Curves - Details


Contrasted Curves 1970

Silkscreen print. Olive/grey/yellow on slate grey, edition of 33
Paper size 30 x 22 inches

Ref: 1a
Contrasted Curves - Details


Contrasted Curves 1970

Silkscreen print. Red/grey/yellow on slate grey, edition of 32
Paper size 30 x 22 inches

Ref: 1b
Contrasted Curves - Details


Contrasted Curves 1970

Silkscreen print. Olive/white/yellow on slate grey, edition of 34
Paper size 30 x 22 inches

Ref: 1c
A Group of Five Contrasted Forms - Details


A Group of Five Contrasted Forms 1970

Silkscreen print. Grey/brown/white on black. Edition of 35
Paper size 22 x 30 inches

Ref: 3c
A Group of Five Contrasted Forms - Details


A Group of Five Contrasted Forms 1970

Silkscreen print. Olive green/brown/white on black, edition of 33
Paper size 22 x 30 inches

Ref: 3a
A Group of Five Contrasted Forms - Details


A Group of Five Contrasted Forms 1970

Silkscreen print. Brown ochre/white/black on brown, edition of 35
Paper size 22 x 30 inches

Ref: 3b
Cirque Medrano - Details


Cirque Medrano 1924

Woodcut on paper; 14/24
Paper size 10.5 x 8.25 inches, image size 7.5 x 6 inches

 

One from this edition is in the Tate collection, London.



Summer in the South of France - Details


Summer in the South of France 1924

Woodcut on paper; 9/25, signed and dated
Paper size 6.25 x 4.5 inches, image size 4.75 x 5.5 inches

Ref: PV258