Les brisants (The Breakers): two impressions

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  • Provenance

    Piero Crommelynck Collection, Paris
    (inkstamp on reverse)

  • Literature

    Jacques Dupin 238 and 241
    see Patrick Cramer Books 46

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Les brisants (The Breakers): two impressions

1958
Two aquatints (one black with hand-coloring and the other in colors, mostly red), on Arches paper (one folded), with full margins.
both I. 5 1/4 x 3 3/4 in. (13.3 x 9.5 cm)
one S. 10 5/8 x 6 1/2 in. (27 x 16.5 cm)
one S. 7 3/8 x 11 1/8 in. (18.8 x 28.2 cm)

One dated '29/5/57' and 'II' by Miró in pencil, and also annotated 'rehaussée crayon couleur JM' (enhanced with color crayon) by Piero Crommelynck in pencil, and one annotated 'specimen livre' (book specimen) and 'épreuve unique' (unique proof) by Piero Crommelynck in pencil (both working proofs, before the edition of 65 and 10 in Roman numerals), printed by Crommelynck et Dutrou and published by Guy Lévis Mano, Paris, both unframed.

Estimate
$2,500 - 3,500 

sold for $7,500

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Editions and Works on Paper Including Works from the Piero Crommelynck Collection

New York Auction 18 April 2017