I know that he’s not to everyones taste, but despite his rather garish style Tretchikoff’s paintings, and prints of his paintings, have proved hugely successful over the years. Unlike most starving artists, and some who only find success after their demise, Vladimir Tretchikoff knew how to work the art world, and his public, and was selling prints by the thousands quite early on in his career. In fact I think he was one of the first artists to make prints of his originals – a very clever move considering the fact that you can only ever sell one original, but prints are literally limitless. This framed vintage print, entitled ‘Ballerina‘, is one the prints where Tretchikoff added paint on top of the print to create the affect of an original, which gives it a great texture. Sadly though the colours have faded quite badly over the years, and there’s been some damage to the paint where a light bulb from a lamp has touched the print. The frame is also a bit worse for wear, and the print’s quite small – I’m doing a great sell aren’t I? But Tretchi prints are so popular that even in this state our Ballerina should be quite sought after!
P.S. Because of her size our ballerina will need to either be hung in quite a small room, or with a selection of other vintage prints. I’ve included a photo pf her hanging next to two other pics to give you an idea, although for real affect I think there’d need to be quite a few more prints….
Dimensions: 39cm tall x 34cm wide x 3cm deep
NB: We’re overseas until the 14th July, so unfortunately there will be a delay in posting/couriering items until we’re back.