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 Dorothea Tanning   (1910-2012)

  Bonne fete
  • lithograph printed in dark olive green, 1971
  • edition of 60 on Arches, signed and numbered: 1-60, also 150 unsigned and unnumbered impressions on Arches with additional printed strong red border (not by artist), used by Chave for 1971 New Year's card, and an unspecified number of proofs including 4 signed trial proofs on Arches and 3 signed color trial proofs on Arches.
  • plate size 6¾" x 10⅛" (17.2 x 25.8 cm.)
  • printed by Pierre Chave, Vence
  • Literature:  Dorothea Tanning: Hail, Delirium!, New York Public Library, 1992, catalog no.32, pp.59, 98
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A frankly brush-drawn one-color lithograph that became Chave's holiday greeting banded in jolly red. It was printed on a fold. Four proofs were made in black and three in dark blue. The artist received these as well as ten of the edition.
      -Dorothea Tanning, Hail, Delirium!, 1992, catalog raisonne
Dorothea Tanning - Bonne fete - 1971 lithograph

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