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Erik Desmazières
France

Erik Desmazières is considered one of the greatest contemporary printmakers, and has had more than 10 museum retrospectives in Europe, Canada and the United States during the past few years. In 2009 he was elected to the Académie des Beaux-Arts de l'Institut de France.

Desmazières was born in Rabat, Morocco, in 1948 and resides in Paris. He is a graduate of the Institut d'Etudes Politiques de Paris and studied printmaking at the Cours du Soir de la Ville de Paris. He also serves as president of La Societe des Peintres Graveurs Francais.

Erik Desmazières is an intaglio printmaker of the Art Fantastique school, whose artists find their aesthetic antecedents in Bresdin, Piranesi, Callot and Durer. In addition to prints he is well known for his illustrated artist books and portfolios.

Desmazières' still lifes have an ethereal quality due to his close attention to detail and his grasp of atmospheric light. His work is included in major museum collections around the world.

Rene Taze Atelier VII, etching by Erik Desmazieres

Rene Taze Atelier VII

Etching & aquatint, 2006
image size:  17 1/2 x 34 1/4 inches
$3000

Erik Desmazieres catalogue


Registre de Boulanger

Etching, aquatint and roulette, 2002
(printed to the edges of the sheet)
18.5 x 6.7 inches
$2500


le Magasin central des imprimés,Plate No. 5, by Erik Desmazieres

le Magasin central des imprimés(Plate No 4)
Etching, aquatint & roulette, 2013
image size: 24.6 x 12.95 inches
$1700


le Magasin central des imprimés,Plate No. 5, by Erik Desmazieres

le Magasin central des imprimés (Plate No 5)
Etching, aquatint & roulette, 2013
image size: 24.6 x 12.95 inches
$1700


Erik Desmazieres catalogue


Bibliothèques et autres curiosités

11.5 x 8 inches (deckled edges)
$700


Erik Desmazieres catalogue


L'Oiseau de Minerve

14.5 x 10.5 inches
$1000


Voyage au centre de la bibliothèque

deluxe catalogue with print: Miscellanea Bibliographica

Erik Desmazieres catalogue

The catalogue Voyage au centre de la bibliothèque accompanied an exhibition in 2012 of the work by Erik Desmazières, at the Bibliothèque Nationale de France (BnF). Through a selection of prints, preparatory drawings and paintings, the artist delivers an exceptional vision of the national library as it was redesigned by the architect Henri Labrouste in the 19th century.

Erik Desmazières has long been inspired by libraries, be they real or imaginary. Also attracted by architecture, the artist could only be fascinated by the National Library, expanded and renovated by Henri Labrouste under the second Empire. Inspired by the iron and glass architecture, he faithfully recreates the proportions of the majestic room while also conveying the atmosphere of a cozy place, full of silent readers.

Read more about this catalogue, and see an overview of Erik's prints related to books and libraries by clicking here...


Voyage au centre de la bibliothèque, etching by Erik Desmazieres

Miscellanea Bibliographica

12.2 x 8.75
$1500 w/ catalogue


Paris, 48º51’Nord – 2º20’ Est, etching by Erik Desmazieres

Ville Imaginaire II

Etching & aquatint, 1999
image size:  6.89 x 18.5
$1750

Entrance Hall with Globe, etching by Erik Desmazieres


Entrance Hall with Globe

Etching, aquatint & roulette, 2009.
Signed, numbered from ed/75.
8.2 x 6.5 inches
$550



Entrance Hall with Globe, etching by Erik Desmazieres


Entrance Hall with Globe

Etching, aquatint & roulette, 2009
Signed, numbered from edition with full margins
$750


Le Magasin de Robert Capia , etching by Erik Desmazieres


Le Magasin de Robert Capia

Etching, aquatint & roulette, 2008.
Signed, numbered from ed/90.
28.25 x 35.25 in.
$4,800
 

La rue Charles Nodier, etching by Erik Desmazieres

La rue Charles Nodier

Etching & aquatint, 1990
image size: 19 5/8 X 13 5/8 inches
$1400

La Lune en ses quartiers,  etching by Erik Desmazieres


La Lune en ses quartiers

by Erik Desmazieres
Etching, aquatint & roulette, 2011.
Signed and numbered from ed/150 with cloth-bound Vol. IV of the catalogue raisonné
9.1 x 10 in.
$500

Catalogues raisonnés

Desmazières Catalogue raisonné
volume 4

Etchings 2001

Softcover: $30
Special Edition with print: $500
Catalog raisonné Volume 2 for  Erik Desmazieres


Desmazières Catalogue raisonné
volume 3

Etchings 1991–2001
65 pages, with 71 illustrations (4 color).
Format: 9 1/4 x 10 1/8 in. (23.7 x 25.5 cm).
Preface by Maxime Préaud, Conservateur Général, Départment des Estampes, Bibliothèque nationale de France.
Softcover: $30

Catalog raisonné Volume 2 for  Erik Desmazieres

Desmazières Catalogue raisonné
volume 2

Etchings 1982–1991
60 pages, with 72 b/w illustrations.
Format: 9 1/4 x 10 1/8 in. (23.7 x 25.5 cm).
Preface by Robert Flynn Johnson, Curator, Achenbach Foundation for Graphic Arts, San Francisco
Softcover: $40
Desmazières Catalogue raisonné  volume 2

Desmazières Catalogue raisonné
volume 1

Etchings 1972–1981
72 pages, with 68 b/w illustrations.
Format: 9 1/4 x 10 1/8 in.
Softcover: $100
Desmazières Catalogue raisonné  volume 2








Museum Catalogues and books

Archives du Nord



Regular edition: $35
Special Edition with print: $600

Catalog raisonné Volume 2 for  Erik Desmazieres

Voyage a u centre de la bibliothèque




Regular edition: $70
Special Edition with print: $1500

Catalog raisonné Volume 2 for  Erik Desmazieres


Les Lieux imaginaires d'Erik Desmazières


Musée Jenisch, Vevey (Switzerland), 2007.
In conjunction with a one-man exhibition June–September, 2007.

136 pages, with 78 illustrations (17 color).
Format: 8 1/2 x 11 3/4 in. (21.7 x 28.5 cm).

Hardcover: $50

Le Paris d'Erik (DVD)

Constructs and Inventions

The Etchings of Erick Desmazieres.

20 pages. Softcover, staple bound with stiff illustrated paper covers. Published for the exhibition at Telfair Museum of Art, in 2009.

Includes Etching "Entrance Hall with Globe".
$550

The Graphic Universe of Erik Desmazieres - Amsterdam catalogue
Original works of art by exceptional contemporary printmakers.