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 Dorothea Tanning   (1910-2012)

  Etched Murmurs
  • soft-ground etching and aquatint printed in pale blue, light orange, dark greeninsh blue, deep purplish red, light olive grey and black, 1984
  • edition of 20 on white Somerset Textured signed and numbered: 1-20 and an unspecified number of proofs including 9 signed color trial proofs on white Somerset Textured, one with handwritten annotations and sketches on bottom margin and one with hand-coloring, 5 signed artist's proofs on white Somerset Textured and 1 signed B.A.T.
  • plate size 11⅞" x 9⅛" (30.2 x 22.9 cm.)
  • published by Cavaliero Fine Arts, New York
  • printed by Jacob Samuel assisted by Judith Margolis at The Litho Shop, Santa Monica
  • Literature:  Dorothea Tanning: Hail, Delirium!, New York Public Library, 1992, catalog no.51, pp.74, 102
In Santa Monica, Jake Samuel, Sam Francis' master etcher, teased this etching out of me while I waited for a big lithograph (Arabella) to proof. A reprise of Murmurs, a favorite subject. Several color wipes were tried, all maddeningly interesting.
      -Dorothea Tanning, Hail, Delirium!, 1992, catalog raisonne
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