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 Dorothea Tanning   (1910-2012)

  Untitled (for Le Surrrealisme en 1947)
  • etching, 1947
  • signed DT in the plate lower right
  • edition of 999 on velin superieur, unsigned and numbered only on the justification page: 49 numbered 1-XLIX; 950 numbered 1-950
  • plate size 5⅞" x 3 15/16" (14.8 x 9.9 cm.)
  • paper size 9½" x 8" (24 x 20.4 cm.)
  • published by Pierre à Feu (Maeght Éditeur), Paris
  • printed by Lacourière, Paris
  • Literature:  Dorothea Tanning: Hail Delirium!, Waddell & Ruby, New York Public Library, NY, 1992, no.3, pp.21,88
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From Arizona to Paris by mail, one copper plate etched with a personal icon - tassel, hair, keyhole - for the surrealists. Something like that message in a bottle, though spinning across upper air instead of the sea.
      -Dorothea Tanning, Hail Delirium, catalog raisonne
Dorothea Tanning - Untitled (for Le Surrrealisme en 1947) - 1947 etching

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