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 Dorothea Tanning   (1910-2012)

  • lithograph printed in dark grey, light grey, strong orange, brilliant greenish yellow and very light greenish blue, 1970
  • an unspecified number of proofs including 4 signed trial proofs on BFK Rives, 1 signed color trial proof on BFK Rives and 1 signed artist's proof on BFK Rives
  • plate size 10¼" x 7¼" (26 x 18.4 cm.)
  • paper size 15 1/16" x 11⅛" (38.4 x 28.2 cm.)
  • an unpublished print for Vingt-deux poemes by Jean Cassou
  • printed by Pierre Chave, Vence
  • Literature:  Dorothea Tanning: Hail, Delirium!, New York Public Library, 1992, catalog no.23, 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Dorothea Tanning - Geometrie - 1970 unpublished color lithograph enlarge in new window

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