Francois Boisrond, Paintings 1980s-1990s

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FRANÇOIS BOISROND PAINTING 1980s-1990s

THE WOLF SCHULZ COLLECTION - PART IV


FRANÇOIS BOISROND has a radiant palette. I believe this delightful energy must come from a loving eye. In deft and colorful strokes he paints what we have all seen a thousand times: the charms of Paris, the beach, the open road and the countryside and, very often, la famille. His particularly sunny view of the world is expressed in paintings that are like Sunday cartoon-strips which let viewers escape the moment. Sometimes we go for a drive in the country, read a favorite novel in bed, or simply enjoy the view beyond our open windows. Boisrond’s method is deceptively simple. Bright colors highlighted by black borders, a cinema-like serial framing, and a light application. Really, so simple are these images that they have an internal buoyancy like a bubble, or a kiss. They rise in the atmosphere full of clarity and light. They give us joy. When Matisse painted his famous fenêtres, first in Coillure and much later in Nice, he gave us a new vocabulary for representing the ordinary. This is the foundation of Boisrond’s practice, that is, the breaking down of the complexity of the real world into a shorthand of color that we can apprehend instantly. It is not a compromise but a concession to feeling. By allowing the attraction to speak for itself we are moved, as it were, to enjoy the moment. With Boisrond, as with Matisse, the viewer is blissfully unaware of the struggles the artist overcame to produce, like a goldsmith or a jeweler, the essence of the thing presented to our eyes. Among my favorite works in the Schulz Collection is one that lies within the realm of what one might call a salon painting, though it is more like a mural. At nearly 18 feet in length, cat. no. 6 is a great sweeping panorama of France, highlighting in the right panel the Seine, the boulevards and the Eiffel Tower of Paris, and on the left side the summery beaches of the Côte d’Azur backed by the green collar of the Esterels. At the center of all this geography is a graphic representation of the artist: his head, with Europe sketched in atop a deeply reddened (sunburned?) face, is centered by images of his family, en vacance, the kids reading and sketching and his wife sleeping blissfully, while the view in the upper left corner is through the windscreen of a car traveling down what appears to be la Route du Littoral, a palm tree beckoning the driver to rest in the shade of its fan-shape leaves. It is a work that belongs in a hotel, hung up behind the concierge, where the battered traveler can enjoy a moment of bliss, and perhaps recount the highlights of his or her vacation, while pulling out the Visa for a final week in the memorable Provençal sun. There is, quite frankly, a healing power in the paintings of François Boirond, and I sometimes look at his canvases as a visual tonic. They act as an invitation to a voyage, or at least a road trip, and I want to grab my bag and explore the divine country that is France, even if I’m half a world away in San Francisco, stuck in the living room of my fog-bound house.

Fredrick Page, President Page Art, Inc. November, 2022


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FRANÇOIS BOISROND Untitled (Central red circular ‘face’ flanked by yellow and pale blue household scenes) Acrylic on paper; 1985 Signed lower left: F. BOISROND, dated at top center: 14.2.85, verso with Wolf Schulz Gallery stamp Sight Size: Height: 37 inches [94 cm] Width: 68 inches [172.7 cm]


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2

FRANÇOIS BOISROND Untitled (Four faces with gold cross above the Eiffel Tower and Seine River) Acrylic on paper with gold and silver paint; 1989 Signed and dated in red on verso: 1984/ F. BOISROND; verso bears label: Galerie Faridah Cadot, Paris ; also with Wolf Schulz Gallery inventory no. 8380 and with their stamp Sheet Size: Height: 59 inches [149.8 cm] Width: 38 inches [96.5cm]


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3

FRANÇOIS BOISROND Untitled (Paris, with Eiffel Tower, Seine River and yellow stars/ or fireworks) Acrylic on paper with gold and silver paint; 1989 Signed and dated in red verso: 1984/ F. BOISROND; also with pencil inventory no. 8385 from Wolf Schulz Gallery and with their stamp Sheet Size: Height: 60 inches [152.4 cm] Width: 37.5 inches [95.25 cm]


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4

FRANÇOIS BOISROND Untitled (Composition with Red Eiffel Tower, head of a man watching TV, a man and woman in bed, and with two children’s rooms at left) Acrylic on paper (embossed with paper maker’s name along left edge: CASLON LAVIS B); 1982 Signed and dated lower center: F. BOISROND. 82, verso with signature F BOISROND 83; bears label: Galerie Faridah Cadot, Paris [dated 1983]; also with Wolf Schulz Gallery stamp Sheet Size: Height: 78.75 inches [200 cm] Width: 58.75 inches [149 cm]


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5

FRANÇOIS BOISROND Untitled (Composition with large faces and comic figures surrounding a striped curtain or flag motif) Acrylic on canvas; 1983 Signed and dated lower left F. BOISROND. 83, also signed on back: F. BOISROND. 83; bears labels from Galerie Faridah Cadot, Paris with inventory no. 8398, and W olf Schulz Gallery stamp Height: 57 inches [144.8 cm]

Width: 72.5 inches [184 cm]


6

FRANÇOIS BOISROND Untitled (Mural with red-faced globe’ head centered by four small figures reading, drawing driving and sleeping, and flanked at either side by a large panel featuring Cannes beach on left side, and on the right side the city of Paris with the Seine River and Eiffel Tower) Acrylic on canvas; 1985 Signed with large black initials at the top corners of the canvas: F B and dated in the lower corners 8 5, also signed and dated below the head: F. Boisrond 1985, the back with Wolf Schulz Gallery stamp Height: 56.5 inches [143.5 cm]

Width: 213.5 inches [542.3 cm]


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7

FRANÇOIS BOISROND Untitled (Composition with large scarlet red cross on yellow ground, the cross with stylized faces, the yellow quadrants filled with landscape motifs) Acrylic on canvas; 1985 Signed with initials and dated on the ends of the horizontal cross member: F. B / 85, also dated and signed on back: 85 F. BOISROND, with labels from Galerie Faridah Cadot, Paris, inventory no. 8383, and Wolf Schulz Gallery stamp Height: 59.5 inches [151 cm]

Width: 86.5 inches [219.7 cm]


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FRANÇOIS BOISROND La Lecture Lithograph printed in colors on Arches paper, printed by Atelier Frank Bordas, Paris, published by Wolf Schulz Gallery San Francisco, 1989 Signed in pencil lower right: F. Boisrond., numbered lower left Sheet Size: Height: 22 inches [55.8 cm] Width: 29.5 inches [75 cm] Literature François Boisrond, Wolf Schulz Gallery, San Francisco, 1989, double page color illus. in exhibition catalogue


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9

FRANÇOIS BOISROND L’appel du large Acrylic on canvas; 1991 Signed with initials lower left: FB, datd lower right 19/91; titled, signed and dated on back, and with Wolf Schulz Gallery inventory no. B195 and gallery stamp Height: 35 inches [89 cm]

Width: 45.5 inches [116 cm]


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FRANÇOIS BOISROND La partie de boules Acrylic on canvas; 1991 Signed with initials lower left: FB, datd lower right 19/91; titled, signed and dated on back, and with Wolf Schulz Gallery inventory no. B196 and gallery stamp Height: 35 inches [89 cm]

Width: 45.5 inches [116 cm]


FRANÇOIS BOISROND PAINTINGS 1980s-1990s THE WOLF SCHULZ COLL., VOL. IV CATALOGUE CHECKLIST 1.

Untitled (Central red circular ‘face’ flanked by yellow and pale blue household scenes) Acrylic on paper; 1985 Signed lower left: F. BOISROND, dated at top center: 14.2.85, verso with Wolf Schulz Gallery stamp Sight Size: Height: 37 inches [94 cm] Width: 68 inches [172.7 cm]

2.

Untitled (Four faces with gold cross above the Eiffel Tower and Seine River) Acrylic on paper with gold and silver paint; 1989 Signed and dated in red on verso: 1984/ F. BOISROND; verso with label from Galerie Faridah Cadot, Paris, also with Wolf Schulz Gallery inventory no. 8380 and with their stamp Sheet Size: Height: 59 inches [149.8 cm] Width: 38 inches [96.5cm]

3.

Untitled (Paris, with Eiffel Tower, Seine River and yellow stars/ or fireworks) Acrylic on paper with gold and silver paint; 1989 Signed and dated in red verso: 1984/ F. BOISROND; also with pencil inventory no. 8385 from Wolf Schulz Gallery and with their stamp Sheet Size: Height: 60 inches [152.4 cm] Width: 37.5 inches [95.25 cm]

4.

Untitled (Composition with red Eiffel Tower, head of a man watching TV, a man and woman in bed, and with two children’s rooms at left) Acrylic on paper (embossed with paper maker’s name along left edge: CASLON LAVIS B); 1982 Signed and dated lower center: F. BOISROND. 82, verso with signature: F BOISROND 83; with label from Galerie Faridah Cadot, Paris [dated 1983], also with Wolf Schulz Gallery stamp Sheet Size: Height: 78.75 inches [200 cm] Width: 58.75 inches [149 cm]

5.

Untitled (Composition with large faces and comic figures surrounding a striped curtain or flag motif) Acrylic on canvas; 1983 Signed and dated lower left F. BOISROND. 83, also signed on back: F. BOISROND. 83; bears labels from Galerie Faridah Cadot, Paris, with Wolf Schulz Gallery inventory no. 8398 and gallery stamp Height: 57 inches [144.8 cm] Width: 72.5 inches [184 cm]

6.

Untitled (Mural with red-faced globe’ head centered by four small figures reading, drawing, driving and sleeping, and flanked at either side by a large panel featuring Cannes beach on the left side, and on the right side the city of Paris with the Seine River and Eiffel Tower) Acrylic on canvas; 1985 Signed with large black initials at the top corners of the canvas: F B and dated in the lower corners 8 5, also signed and dated below the head: F. Boisrond 1985, the back with Wolf Schulz Gallery stamp Height: 56.5 inches [143.5 cm] Width: 213.5 inches [542.3 cm]

7.

Untitled (Composition with large scarlet red cross on yellow ground, the cross with stylized faces, the yellow quadrants filled with landscape motifs) Acrylic on canvas; 1985 Signed with initials and dated on back F. B / 85, also dated and signed on back: 85 F. BOISROND, with labels from Galerie Faridah Cadot, Paris, and Wolf Schulz, with inventory no. 8383 and gallery stamp Height: 59.5 inches [151 cm] Width: 86.5 inches [219.7 cm]

8.

La Lecture Lithograph in colors on Arches paper, printed by Atelier Frank Bordas, Paris, published by Wolf Schulz Gallery, San Francisco, 1989 Signed in pencil lower right: F. Boisrond., numbered lower left Sheet Size: Height: 22 inches [55.8 cm] Width: 29.5 inches [75 cm] Literature: François Boisrond, Wolf Schulz Gallery, San Francisco, 1989, double page color illus. in catalogue

9.

L’appel du large Acrylic on canvas; 1991 Signed with initials lower left: FB, datd lower right 19/91; titled, signed and dated on back, and with Wolf Schulz Gallery inventory no. B195 and gallery stamp Height: 35 inches [89 cm] Width: 45.5 inches [116 cm]

10.

La partie de boules Acrylic on canvas; 1991 Signed with initials lower left: FB, dated lower right 19/91; titled, signed and dated on back, and with Wolf Schulz Gallery inventory no. B196 and gallery stamp Height: 35 inches [89 cm] Width: 45.5 inches [116 cm]


FRANÇOIS BOISROND PAINTINGS 1980s-1990s THE WOLF SCHULZ COLL., VOL. IV CATALOGUE PRICE LIST >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> 1.

$SOLD

Untitled (Central red circular ‘face’ flanked by yellow and pale blue household scenes)

2.

$SOLD

Untitled (Four faces with gold cross above the Eiffel Tower and Seine River)

3.

$SOLD

Untitled (Paris, with Eiffel Tower, Seine River and yellow stars/ or fireworks)

4.

$SOLD

Untitled (Composition with red Eiffel Tower, head of a man watching TV, a man and woman in bed, and with two children’s rooms at left)

5.

$SOLD

Untitled (Composition with large faces and comic figures surrounding a striped curtain or flag motif)

6.

$60,000

Untitled (Mural with red-faced globe’ head centered by four small figures reading, drawing, driving and sleeping, and flanked at either side by a large panel featuring Cannes beach on the left side, and on the right side the city of Paris with the Seine River and Eiffel Tower)

7.

$SOLD

Untitled (Composition with large scarlet red cross on yellow ground, the cross with stylized faces, the yellow quadrants filled with landscape motifs)

8.

$1,500

La Lecture

9.

$SOLD

L’appel du large

10.

$SOLD

La partie de boules


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