Tretchikoff 'Self-Portrait' New Art Print.
'Laboured over for almost thirty years, Tretchikoff's Self-Portrait was the artist's most treasured work.
However, his obsession with this particular portrait was fuelled by a séance he attended in Jakarta. Prompted by Lenka, his Indonesian muse, Tretchikoff asked the spirit what his greatest artistic accomplishments would be. The upturned glass moved from letter to letter on a sheet of paper; the answer was that his most successful creations would be a self-portrait and an 'Oriental lady'.
The latter turned out to be Chinese Girl, which was sold in our saleroom for almost £1 million, the current world record for the artist.
Tretchikoff was inspired by the spirit's prediction and set to work on the self-portrait in 1944. He later described his vision for the painting in his memoir, Pigeon's Luck:
'The artist was concerned with colour, the whole spectrum of the palette, streaming and whirling through his mind before ever he puts brush to canvas. That was where it all began: not on the canvas, not on the palette, but in the mind. And it was with that idea I set to work on the self-portrait.'
Tretchikoff New Art prints are individually printed to order, using the latest digital print technologies and finest quality inks, as would be fitting for this famous artist. Because Tretchikoff's Vintage Prints - printed under the supervision of the artist himself back in the 1960's and 1970's - are beginning to run to low on stock (some even sold out), We now offer Tretchikoff fans the opportunity to purchase NEW Tretchikoff Art Prints.
Kindly note that shipping of stretched, framed canvases is extremely expensive, and there is a high risk of damage, and therefore all of our New Art Prints are shipped from Cape Town, South Africa via courier rolled up in a tube.
Our Tretchikoff New Art Prints are available in following sizes:
1. A3 (29.7cm x 42cm)
2. A2 (42cm x 59.4cm)
3. A1 (59.4cm x 84.1cm)
4. A0 (84.1cm x 118.9cm)
Please select your required size from the drop-down menu on the right hand side of this page.
Kindly note that, due to the unique dimensions of each artwork, sizes will vary slightly from the above in order for the artwork to fit properly. We prefer not to crop the images to fit the size, but rather adjust the size of the print to fit the artwork, and therefore the above dimensions may not be exact depending entirely on the artwork.
Our printers have a 7 day lead time, and you should therefore plan to receive your print within 14 days for SA customers, and 21 days for delivery addresses outside of South Africa, after order placement.
Also, please note that shipping of framed artworks is extremely expensive, and there is a high risk of damage, and therefore for all orders for these prints will be delivered rolled up in a tube.