'The Labyrinth' by Elizabeth Franzheim (1981)
Mainland UK Delivery is FREE. A competent and efficient courier will be chosen for your delivery.
Because of the nature of our products in terms of variety in their shapes, weights, value, etc., we will provide you a shipping quote on an individual basis. To obtain a shipping quote, proceed to checkout and complete your purchase. You will receive a shipping quote via email for your approval. If you do not approve the quote, your order will be canceled and you will be fully refunded. Alternatively, contact us in advance for a quote and to arrange delivery.
For purchased items BIA do offer a 7 day cooling off-period whereby the customer is entitled to a full refund (excluding shipping charges), no questions asked. To notify us that you wish to cancel the order, simply contact us. Once the products reach us and are confirmed to be in the same condition at shipping, we will issue a refund to your original payment account within 5 business days. All sales are final after 7 days unless the goods in question are proven faulty/unfit for purpose. This does not affect your statutory rights.
We encourage BIA shoppers to view vintage items in person when possible. Please contact us if you would like to view an item before purchase. Our private showroom is located in London, SE16, near Canada Water underground station. In the case of high value items, BIA may be able to convey the item to your home to facilitate a viewing in your own space. This applies to London post codes only.
'The Labyrinth', oil on wood (1981), by Elizabeth Franzheim (1923 - 1990). A labyrinth is an ancient symbol that relates to wholeness. It combines the imagery of the circle and the spiral into a meandering but purposeful path. It represents a journey to our own centre and back again out into the world. 'The Labyrinth' uses lines and two shades - black and brown - to create the cubist passageway that leads the viewer towards the portal. The artist finely sanded the wood before painting on the surface and created a compelling lacquered look. This is a significant abstract work on an impressive scale by an artist with an international following. The artwork was also used on the cover of an Italian language version of George Orwell's 1984 (see photos). The painting is in excellent vintage condition; the original tray frame has a few minor scratches and blemishes commensurate with its age.
Signed by the artist: 'E. Franzheim 81'.
About the Artist: Elizabeth Franzheim was born in Chicago in 1923. At the age of thirteen, she began working with the noted portrait painter, Wayman Adams, and continued her art studies at the Corcoran Academy and Yale University. In the 1950s she moved to Houston, Texas, where she painted works for the interior of many private and civic buildings, collaborating at times with the American artist Rufino Tamayo and others. From her move to Paris in 1961 she had achieved international recognition for her paintings, set designs for theater and art direction in films. In October 1981, she was the subject of a major one-woman exhibition at the Foire International d'Art Contemporain in Paris where a special edition book of her work was published for that occasion.
Dimensions with frame:
H 122 cm
W 122 cm
Dimensions without frame:
H 120.5 cm
W 120.5 cm