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Concierto de Noche (Concert of the Night)

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Start Time:
3/23/2023 1:15:00 AM
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3/27/2023 1:00:00 AM

This lithograph is in excellent condition.  The photos shown are of one of the pieces in the edition.  The piece you purchase is numbered and is new- never preowned. 


"Concert of the Night" is part of the 4-piece "Concert of the Hours of the Day Lithograph Suite.  In this lithograph, Alvar shows a figure playing Chopin’s Nocturne No.1 at the piano. Next to the pianist there appears a figure eluding to George Sand who is holding laurel leaves symbolizing the inspiration of the artist whose portrait (extracted from a portrait of Chopin by the French painter Delacroix) appears in the lithograph. Being a nocturne, the chromatic range in the work consists predominately of blue tones, dominated by the brilliance of the lunar light in an atmosphere of seclusion and intimacy.


This lithograph is hand-embellished with a watercolor over a lithograph drawing at the bottom of the main image.  This piece was created, signed, and numbered by the artist.


More about Alvar:

Alvar Suñol Munoz-Ramos, commonly known as Alvar, was born in 1935 in Montgat, Spain, a Catalan fishing village on the Mediterranean coast near Barcelona.  By the age of 17, he was accepted into the Escuela Superior de Bellas Artes de San Jorge in Barcelona.  In 1960, he moved to Paris and exhibited with other major Spanish artists including Picasso, Miró, and Dalí.  


Today, Alvar is recognized on an international platform for his exploration of the psychological and historical complexities of art-making and creation in relation to one’s environment and experiences.  The examination of both interiors and exterior spaces place a significant role in all of Alvar’s works.  Alvar strengthens his artistic vision through the use of various mediums including oil paintings, lithographs, watercolors, drawings, bronzes, and ceramic bas relief sculptures.  His works can be found in the permanent collection of over fourteen museums worldwide and he has several public commissions around the world, including his most recent bronze sculpture created in honor of Catalan cellist Pablo Casals that is located in Paris, France. 


Additionally, Alvar has had three consecutive retrospectives since 2014. His first was hosted at Las Casa de Cultura (The Cultural Center) of Girona, Catalonia, Spain.  One year later, Alvar had a second retrospective at the Castell de Benedormiens, in Castell d'Aro, Girona, Spain. Most recently, the Castell de Calonge in Girona, Spain recognized Alvar’s lengthy career from 1954 to 2016 with a retrospective titled, Una Vida Pintant (A Life of Painting).

Previous auction records show similar items selling as high as $3,500.00 in auction.
Size: 24 X 32 Inches

Certificate: This piece comes with a Certificate of Authenticity.