SIGNED RARE ORIGINAL BORIS O'KLEIN 1930's NAUGHTY CATS

ORIGINAL ART WORK BY BORIS O'KLEIN (1930's) IN VERY GOOD ORIGINAL CONDITION

Here is a wonderful Boris O'Klein 'Naughty Cats' Original Artwork

Rare hand coloured etching c1930, signed in pencil

The frame measures The print measures

I bought this and the "naughty dogs" artwork that I also have listed from a reputable auction house some time ago who confirmed both pieces of artwork are ORIGINALS AND NOT PRINTS.

The artwork is still in its original frame and retains its original backing paper. It does show natural signs of ageing as it is approx 80 years old, but no damage, repair, or foxing.

The majority of his work depicted dogs, and the cat pieces are much rarer.

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Boris O'Klein, born Arthur Boris O'Klein, (Moscow, September 26, 1893-1985), was a French artist and cartoonist. An anthropomorphic artist, he is known for his numerous prints and watercolors of dogs getting up to mischief. The prints are generally called "The Naughty Dogs" or "The Dirty Dogs" or "The Dirty Dogs of Paris." O'Klein was born in Moscow, Russia. After serving on behalf of the French in World War I, he moved to Paris. O'Klein's period of greatest activity as an artist was during the 1930s, 1940s, and 1950s.

The two main themes of O'Klein's art are public urination; and male-female flirtation or desire. The numerous scenes by O'Klein of dogs lined up against walls or beside trees to urinate are part of what gives the prints their incendiary appeal for some viewers. The scenes of cats are quite rare.

Set at a very reasonable price. A great investment.

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