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 Dorothea Tanning   (1910-2012)

  En chair et en or - Parfois
  • aquatint and sugar-lift aquatint printed in colors, 1973
  • one of the five signed color trial proofs for the eighth of ten etchings in the portfolio En Chair et en Or
  • signed in pencil lower right margin recto
  • numbered CTP in pencil lower left margin recto
  • edition of 125 on Arches [signed and numbered 1-100 and I-XXV hors commerce] along with an identical edition of [125 on Japan nacre, signed and numbered 1-100 and I-XXV hors commerce], an unspecified number of proofs and five color trial proofs on Arches
  • plate size 10 15/16" x 8 9/16" (27.6 x 21.6 cm.)
  • paper size 17⅛" x 12⅞" (43.5 x 32.7 cm.)
  • published by Editions George Visat, Paris
  • printed by George Visat, Paris
  • Literature:  Dorothea Tanning: Hail, Delirium!, New York Public Library, 1992, catalog no.34.X, pp.64, 99
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...The ten etchings make use of most of the tricks and treats that I had found up to then as well as the combining and handling of color, formidably aided by Visat, whose enthusiasm for these projects was nothing less than that of an accomplice.
      -Dorothea Tanning, Hail, Delirium!, 1992, catalog raisonne
Dorothea Tanning - En chair et en or - Parfois - 1973 color trial proof

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