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 Dorothea Tanning   (1910-2012)

  Nue couchée
  • lithograph printed in pale white, moderate reddish orange, pale yellow, deep purplish pink, dark greyish yellow and black, 1967
  • edition of 25 on Arches, signed and numbered: 1-25 and an unspecified number of proofs including 3 signed trial proofs on Arches
  • plate size 11⅞" x 18⅛" (30.3 x 46 cm.)
  • printed by Pierre Chave, Vence
  • Literature:  Dorothea Tanning: Hail, Delirium!, New York Public Library, 1992, catalog no.19, pp.44, 94
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In 1965 I began again working with lithography near my home in the south of France. This "Reclining Nude" is obviously made from the lithographic standpoint: a different plate for each color. By this time one no longer worked on stones but on metal plaques or treated papers. These could be drawn and painted on (always in black) in your own studio. The era of stones was bygone, although some artists still used the stone for its textural graininess.
      -Dorothea Tanning, Hail, Delirium!, 1992, catalog raisonne
Dorothea Tanning - Nue couchée - 1967 color lithograph

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