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 Dorothea Tanning   (1910-2012)

  • lithograph printed in dark grey, yellowish grey, deep orange yellow, brilliant yellow green and black, 1970
  • edition of 150 on Rives, numbered: 1-115 (nos. 1-75 also signed); I-XXXV and an unspecified number of proofs including 1 signed color trial proofs on Arches, 4 signed artist's proofs on Arches and 1 signed B.A.T. on Arches
  • plate size 9¼" x 6 5/16" (23.5 x 16 cm.)
  • paper size 15 1/16" x 11⅛" (38.4 x 28.2 cm.)
  • for the book Vingt-deux poemes with text by Jean Cassou, 1 print by Tanning and additional prints by Bill, Calder, Capogrossi, Chagall, Dix, Dorazio, Ernst, Hajdu, Hartung, Lam, Masson, Miro, Nay, Poliakoff, Santomaso, Soulages, Tapies, Tobey, Vieira da Silva, Wotruba and Zadkine
  • printed by Pierre Chave, Vence
  • Literature:  Dorothea Tanning: Hail, Delirium!, New York Public Library, 1992, catalog no.22, pp.46, 95
These use the same soft-line drawing as the friezes - an achievement for me in lithography. I remember calling Jean in Paris from Vence: "What are your favorite letters?"  Here they are, his signs, in a big handsome album that was so long in the making that the poet never saw it.
      -Dorothea Tanning, Hail, Delirium!, 1992, catalog raisonne
Dorothea Tanning - Logarithme - 1970 color lithograph enlarge in new window

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