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‘Vive La France’ Postmodern French Culture by David Lee


David Lee Born in Doncaster in the fifties David Lee flew the nest at a young age to set up residence in London, which heralded a new phase in his life, as he discovered London’s burgeoning hippy scene. However, during his early thirties, his love affair with France began with the marriage of his French wife. Inspired by modern French painters, particularly Cézanne, his exploration of the forthright nude and his radical brush strokes were the first step toward Impressionism. Lee’s paintings are inspired not only from the South of France and Paris but from the era between the 1920’s and 50’s, which is a common theme in all of his work. Lee readily adopted the cafe culture of our continental cousins where Paris seized him. Spending so much time in the City of Lights, enjoying such impassioned vibrancy, the cafes were the creative enclaves where his artistry was honed. His work embodies a delightful image of French café culture. The distinction from Lee’s work is how he captures this hustle and bustle of Parisian cafés giving us canvases splashed with vivid colour, radiating gaiety and the joy of life. A second love interest later developed and this new ménage-a-trois between London, Paris and the South of France was a source of nouveau inspiration. With a palette full of colour from the warm South, Lee has brought back from the azure shore paintings that palpitate with hot sunlight and dazzle with their audacious colour. Exclusively for Graffik Gallery David Lee has also painted a series of French inspired pop-art portraits.

‘Vive La France’ 26 April – 9 May 2012 Daily 11am to 6pm


“Madame Hepburn” Enamel on Canvas 80 x 80 cm £ 800


“Oh La La” Oil on Canvas 60 x 60 cm £ 500

“La Chaise” Enamel on Canvas 60 x 60 cm £ 500


“La Tease” Enamel on Canvas 50 x 76 cm £ 500


“L´apéritif” Enamel on Canvas 60 x 60 cm £ 500


“Madame Bardot” Enamel on Canvas 50 x 76 cm £ 800

“Monsieur Chaplin” Enamel on Canvas 60 x 90 cm £ 800


“The Dressing Room” Oil on Canvas 60 x 60 cm £ 500

”Bleu” Oil on Canvas 50 x 60 cm £ 500


“Cutouts” Acrylic on Canvas 60 x 70 cm £ 600

“Le Fumeur” Enamel on Canvas 76 x 50 cm £ 800


“Le Café” Enamel on Canvas 90 x 90 cm £ 1250

“Le Bar” Enamel on Canvas 100 x 100 cm £ 1500


“Girl in Blue Stockings” - Sold Oil on Canvas 50 x 60 cm £ 500


“Monsieur Napoleon” Enamel on Canvas 70 x 70 cm £ 800

“Monsieur Kennedy” Enamel on Canvas 60 x 90 cm £ 800


“Le Rendez-Vous” Oil on Canvas 70 x 70 cm £ 800


“Monsieur Dean” Enamel on Canvas 70 x 90 cm £ 800

“Monsieur Dean II” Enamel on Canvas 80 x 80 cm £ 800


“Rouge” Oil on Canvas 60 x 80 cm £ 800


“Madame Monroe” Enamel on Canvas 60 x 90 cm £ 800

“Monseiur Brando” Enamel on Canvas 70 x 90 cm £ 800


“Le Cabaret” Oil on Canvas 59 x 83 cm £ 800


“Sépia” Acrylic on Canvas 60 x 70 cm £ 600


“Avant la Soirée” Acrylic on Canvas 60 x 70 cm £ 600


“Le Charme” Enamel on Canvas 70 x 50 cm £ 500

“Monokini” Oil on Canvas 70 x 70 cm £ 500


“Seduction” Enamel on Canvas 84 x 59 cm £ 800

“La Brasserie” Enamel on Canvas 90 x 60 cm £ 800


“Paris Nights” Enamel on Canvas 90 x 70 cm £ 1000


“Deux Femmes” Oil on Canvas 50 x 70 cm £ 500

“French Mistress” Oil on Canvas 84 x 59 cm £ 800

Sales Catalogue Vive La France Presented by Graffik Gallery  

Sales Catalogue Vive La France Presented by Graffik Gallery

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