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 Dorothea Tanning   (1910-2012)

  • lithograph printed in dark reddish purple, light brownish grey, very light greenish blue and black, 1987
  • edition of 25 on Arches Buff, signed and numbered: 1-25 and 4 artist's proofs on Arches Buff, signed and numbered: API-APIV and an unspecified number of proofs including 1 signed B.A.T. on Arches Buff
  • plate size 31⅞" x 22⅜" (81.2 x 57 cm.)
  • paper size 34" x 24¼" (86.3 x 61.6 cm.)
  • published by Cavaliero Fine Arts, New York
  • printed by Maurice Sanchez assisted by Donna Shulman and Jamie Miller at Derriere L'Etoile, New York
  • Literature:  Dorothea Tanning: Hail, Delirium!, New York Public Library, 1992, catalog no.61, pp.79, 104
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Wanting to try for a portrait, who could I choose but Edgar Allan Poe, with his burning gaze and great brow. Here he is enmeshed in tangled black with three colors bringing up the rear. Begun in 1986, finished in 1987.
      -Dorothea Tanning, Hail, Delirium!, 1992, catalog raisonne
Dorothea Tanning - Poem - 1987 color lithograph

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