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 Dorothea Tanning   (1910-2012)

  Untitled (for XXe siecle)
  • lithograph printed in vivid purplish blue, brownish orange, light orange yellow, vivid red, vivid orange and brilliant greenish blue, 1974
  • edition of 75 on Arches, signed and numbered: 1-75 and 20 artist's proofs on Arches, signed and numbered: EAI-EAXX and an unspecified number of proofs including 3 signed color trial proofs on Arches and 1 signed B.A.T. on Arches
  • plate size 12⅜" x 9¾" (31.6 x 24.8 cm.)
  • printed by Pierre Chave, Vence
  • published by Societe Internationale d'Art XXe Siecle
  • Literature:  Dorothea Tanning: Hail, Delirium!, New York Public Library, 1992, catalog no.41, pp.68, 100
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It was the custom for certain editors of art reviews or books to solicit original graphics from artists to insert in their pages as a bonus for the buyer. Such an "extra" kept the magazine or book afloat and if you were the artist you were glad to help, simply by doing what you did anyway.
In this lithograph a sensitivity of touch has been sought, bringing it close to the feel of etching. But make no mistake - they are two different mediums and woe to the artist who hasn't got this message.
      -Dorothea Tanning, Hail, Delirium!, 1992, catalog raisonne
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