Couple in Black
Lithographe created in 1958
Dimensions: 45 x 85.5 cm
Signed in pencil in the margin lower right and numbered 10/150 lower left. Printed by the Maison Matthieu, Zurich
Hans Erni is one of Switzerland’s best known and best loved Swiss modern artists. His work spans the media of painting, sculpture, ceramic, and tapestries, but he is perhaps best known for his beautiful color lithographs and aquatints.
Throughout his life, Erni has remained a great admirer of Picasso and his use of line and classical images recall the spirit of Picasso’s early work.
The Hans Erni Museum in his native Lucerne is dedicated to his work.
Erni is listed in major art references including the Grove Dictionary of Art and the Benezit.