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Lot 133: JOAN MIRÓ | Fissures (D. 463-477; C. BK. 130)
28 October 2016
New York, NY, USALive Auction
Description: The complete portfolio of 13 aquatints printed in colors with text by Michel Leiris, 1969, each signed in pencil and numbered 74/75 (plate 13 signed in white ink), signed again in pencil by the artist and author on the justification page, from the total edition of 95, on BFK Rives wove paper, the text printed by Fequet et Baudier, Paris, the aquatints printed by Maegth, Paris, also published by Maeght, loose (as issued), contained within the original cardboard portfolio with a print on the front and back respectively (D. 463-464), (13 prints)
Contained within the original cardboard portfolio with a print on the front and back respectively (D. 463-464). Spine and flaps are covered in beige cloth with beige cloth ties (as issued). The prints are in good condition, the full sheets. An occasional crease in the lower left corners. The sheets with faint time stain at the edges, plate 10 with faint mat-stain and a few miniscule fox marks. An occasional spot of soiling and inconspicuous fox marks at sheet edges on some. The versos in good condition. The cover with some wear at edges and corners. A few scuff marks on front cover.
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Dimensions: sheets approx.: 485 by 580 mm 19 by 22 3/4 in