Artist: Zoran Music (1909-2005) Slovenia
Date: Circa 1952
Medium: Lithograph edition numbrer 189/300
Size: Frame 54cm x 46cm
Details: Framed and glazed in original gesso mount. Gallery label to verso.
Zoran Music (1909-2005) Signed Lithograph
A signed lithograph by Zoran Music. Austro-Hungarian (1909-2005). This rare lithograph, is signed 'Music' in pencil to the right hand margin and editioned 189/300 again in pencil to left margin. The piece is housed in its original, gesso mount gilded frame. The back reveals an original gallery label. This lithograph from the early 1950's is from Music's 'Dalmation Land' series, an exploration of calm and serenity in the aftermath of WW2
Zoran Music studied in Vienna and then Madrid. He returned home to Goriza in the 1940's to regular commisions but was to be arrested by the Gestapo for alleged collusion with the Resistance. He was subsequently sent to Dachau concentration camp where he witnessed and sketched some of the worst atrocities known to man. These images of dead bodies row upon row, were later reworked and revealed to an astonished public in the 1970's
Internationally held, first retrospective took place at the Paris Museum of Modern Art in 1972. Subsequent large reviews in Basle, Geneva, Antibes and Milan. Zoran was an important and international artist, close friends with Oskar Kokoschka and the Rothschilds.