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 Dorothea Tanning   (1910-2012)

  Les Dionysiaques
  • lithograph printed in moderate orange yellow, yellowish grey, light olive grey, pale yellowish pink, strong yellow, deep yellowish brown and strong yellowish brown, 1973
  • edition of 30 on Arches, signed and numbered: 1-30, also an unspecified number of proofs including 6 signed color trial proofs on Arches, two with hand-coloring
  • plate size 12" x 18½" (30.5 x 47 cm.)
  • printed by Pierre Chave, Vence
  • Literature:  Dorothea Tanning: Hail, Delirium!, New York Public Library, 1992, catalog no.37, pp.66, 99
Once more with Chave in Vence, France, I draw with a brush and thick ink to produce these agitated nudes. They take over the lithograph where I tried for the light touch. Drawn on treated papers. By what I will call "rainbow rolling" we obtained seven colors with four passages of the roller.
      -Dorothea Tanning, Hail, Delirium!, 1992, catalog raisonne
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