Le styx: three impressions

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  • Provenance

    Piero Crommelynck Collection, Paris
    (inkstamp on reverse)

  • Literature

    Jacques Dupin 159

  • Catalogue Essay

    The meaning of the word Styx relates to a goddess in Greek mythology and the river between Earth and the Underworld having miraculous powers.

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Le styx: three impressions

1958
Three etching and aquatints (two in colors), on wove paper, with full margins.
all I. approx. 7 1/8 x 9 1/2 in. (18 x 24 cm)
one S. 11 1/4 x 14 7/8 in. (28.6 x 37.8 cm)
one S. 9 7/8 x 13 1/8 in. (25.1 x 33.3 cm)
one S. 11 3/4 x 15 5/8 in. (29.8 x 39.6 cm)

One of just the black plate dated '5/6/57' by Miró in pencil, and one unique color trial proof in green, and one signed, dated '16/7/58' and annotated 'Bon à tirer après corrections pour cent épreuves' with further printing annotations by Miró in pencil (two trial proofs and the good-to-print proof impression, before the edition of 75), printed by Crommelynck et Dutrou and published by Maeght, Paris, all unframed.

Estimate
$4,000 - 6,000 

sold for $22,500

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

New York Auction 18 April 2017