In Composition aux dominos, a work based on a painting by Fernand Léger (Argentan, 1881- Gif-sur-Yvette, 1955) that was made collaboratively by Léger and Guy Spitzer, incredibly bold and vibrant color leaps from the composition. Bright yellows, reds, and greens contrast sharply with whites and blacks. A brown, abstracted branch or root rests vertically in the center of the composition. Surrounding the base are the scattered dominos for which the work is titled. We also find the small balls widely recognized in the traditional French game of petanques (similar to bowling) which vary from a yellows and reds to browns and whites stacked to the lower left amidst leaf-like shapes.
This original color lithograph with pochoir is hand signed by Fernand Léger (Argentan, 1881- Gif-sur-Yvette, 1955) in blue ink in the lower right margin and signed black in the stone "47 | F. LEGER" in the lower right of the image. Numbered 165/300 in blue ink in the lower left margin. After an original oil on canvas, printed by Guy Spitzer on watermarked Johannot Et Cie Annonay paper and embossed with the Spitzer blindstamp in the lower left of the image. Label adhered on the lower left reverse states "GUY SPITZER, EDITEUR | PARIS | REPRODUCTIONS DE TABLEAUX DE MAITRES | Grandeur Original | FERNAND LEGER | Composition aux Dominos | Tirage numerate el signé par l'Artiste | Limité à 300 exemplaires | Cette épreuve porte le N? 165 [initial Spitzer]."