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 Dorothea Tanning   (1910-2012)

  • etching, 1953
  • total edition of 50 signed and numbered on arches with Arabic numerals, 30 signed and numbered on arches with Roman numerals and an unspecified number of proofs including 2 signed color trial proofs with aquatint on Arches, 2 signed artist's proofs on Arches and 1 signed B.A.T.
  • plate size 3 3/16" x 2½" (8.3 x 6 cm.)
  • printed by George Visat, Paris
  • Literature:  Dorothea Tanning: Hail, Delirium!, New York Public Library, 1992, catalog no.7, pp.25, 89
...Now the discovery is Georges Visat, master etcher. Up two flights of worn steps to reach a room crowded with etching presses, three of them. The handles and their big wheels are thickened with years of etchers' black ink. Some of the same will soon ink my second etching, two dancers scratched into a tiny copper plate. One of them is a dog (my dog) who, over the years, shows up in many avatars, as constant as a talisman.
      -Dorothea Tanning, Hail, Delirium!, 1992, catalog raisonne
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