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make / manufacturer: Robert Hoppe
model name / number: AQUACADE

Here is a Robert Hoppe Limited Edition Hand Signed Artist Proof Lithograph of "AQUACADE". This print includes a certificate of authenticity from the Gallery which originally sold this print in 1985. It is professionally framed in a black lacquer and plexiglass frame with four layers of colored mats! Only 30 Artist Proofs of this print were ever produced, and the Numbered Limited Edition was only 140, making this one of the rarest of the Robert Hoppe hand-signed Lithograph prints! Payment must be in cash only, please. Will consider all serious offers VERY near my asking price, but I do not even respond to "low ball" offers. Email or call David at show contact info for more information or to make an appointment to see this item in Escondido.Thanks! PP687

Artist: Robert Hoppe

Title: "Aquacade"

Medium: Hand Pulled Limited Edition Serigraph. Artist Proof and has been hand signed by the artist

Print Size: About 23" x 34"

Frame Size: About 41.5" x 31"

BIO: "Art Deco Artist Robert Hoppe. Glamorous dream visions are the central components of Robert Hoppe's artworks. In the tradition of movements such as Russian Constructivism and German Bauhaus, Hoppe stresses collaboration of the arts, and his work evolves from a variety of experiences. He is a painter, a draftsman and a sculptor, and he has created set designs for ballet companies and avant-garde dance troupes, including Alvin Ailey's tribute to Duke Ellington. Hoppe has received critical acclaim for sets and costumes designed for the Pennsylvania Ballet's homage to George Gershwin, "Rialto." Clive Barnes of the New York Times wrote, "The best thing about 'Rialto' is the way it looks - the truly Art Deco backdrop of the New York skyline and the neatly variegated costumes are a tribute to the designer Robert Hoppe's visual sensibility..." Hoppe attended the School of Visual Arts, New York City and the Polakov Studio of Scenic Design, New York City. He is a member of the noted theatrical guild United Scenic Artists. His awards include the prestigious Desi Award in Graphic Design, and an Emmy for scenic design. Extravaganzas, such as those produced by Radio City Music Hall, the Ice Follies, and early Hollywood musicals are inspiration for Hoppe's special flair for theatrical imagery. The gaiety and splendor of his blithe dancers and grandiose settings recall the vibrant era of Busby Berkeley and the Ziegfeld Follies. Enamored of the great architectural renderings of the 1920's and 1930's, Hoppe deftly blends urban starkness with post-modern romanticism. Graced with a patina of sophisticated elegance, his cityscapes emerge with the texture of magic.Working with gouache and acrylics, he favors a pallet of muted colors, and the dramatic resonance of chiaroscuro. Hoppe is an impeccible draftsman. Using an innovative range of perspectives, visual mystiques are created by the formal play between background and figures. The total illusion of light, movement and space draws the viewer into the action. Hoppe's celebrations of pageantry and grandeur reconfirm the timeless relevance of romantic fantasy."

1989 OBIT: "Emmy-winning artist Robert Hoppe, who was commissioned to design posters for Hollywood's 100th anniversary and Paramount Studios' 75th anniversary, has died of complications of AIDS. He was 46.

Spokesman Ron Baron said Hoppe, who maintained residences in Los Angeles and New York, died Tuesday at his sister's home in North Hollywood.

A painter, sculptor and set designer, Hoppe received a Desi Award in graphic design and an Emmy for scenic design.

His glamorous Art Deco cityscapes of Hollywood and New York were popularized in recent years by Mirage Editions, which published limited editions of his prints and posters. Prices for his original works soared from about $3,000 to six figures.

His work included advertising posters for movies such as "A Chorus Line" and sets for ballet and dance companies.

Hoppe's family and Mirage asked that memorial contributions in the artist's name be sent to AIDS Project Los Angeles, 6721 Romaine St., Los Angeles, CA, 90038, and designated for research.
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