“Greta I” (Greta Garbo)
Etching on cream Arches paper. 1984.
Original artwork, drawn, etched and printed by the artist, Edition Number 14/25, signed on the front.
Paper Size: 9” x 10.5” Plate Size: 5.7” x 7”
Greta Garbo, born Greta Lovisa Gustafsson, Stockholm, 1905.
Like Lillian Gish, Garbo has been the subject of many of my drawings and prints, including this one, which was number I in the suite of six etchings entitled “The Garbo Suite” published in 1984.
Garbo’s early films were made in Europe They include “The Atonement of Gösta Berling” 1924 (Stiller) and “The Joyless Street” (Pabst). After these Garbo went to the U.S.A. My drawings and prints are all of Garbo in Hollywood.
“Americans don’t understand anything about us Europeans”. Greta Garbo, 1926.
“Never before has a woman so alluring, with a seductive grace that is far more potent than mere beauty, appeared on the screen . . . . . Never in our screen career have we seen seduction so perfectly done . . . .”. New York Herald Tribune, 1927.
Copper plate, varnish, acid, printing ink, cream Arches paper (made in France)