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 Dorothea Tanning   (1910-2012)

  • lithograph printed in light yellowish pink, light yellow, light greenish grey, brilliant blue, dark olive brown, very light greenish blue and black, 1975
  • edition of 50 signed and numbered: 25 on Arches numbered 1-25; 25 on Japan nacre numbered 1-25, 15 artist's proofs on Japan nacre signed and numbered: EAI-EAXV
  • plate size 6⅞" x 7 5/16" (17.5 x 18.5 cm.)
  • printed by Pierre Chave, Vence
  • Literature:  Dorothea Tanning: Hail, Delirium!, New York Public Library, 1992, catalog no.43, pp.70, 100
In Salome I undertook the interpretation of a bit of disputed history. I have long been fascinated by the consummate evil of Herodias. The positioning of the four characters creates tensions that, I feel, mock her ambition - and pretensions. Thin translucent sheets of lithographic paper permitted vibrations in the drawing and made registration a breeze.
      -Dorothea Tanning, Hail, Delirium!, 1992, catalog raisonne
Dorothea Tanning - Salome - 1975 color lithograph enlarge in new window

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