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    Scottish Arts Council 47-59
    Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo 47-59


Illustrations for 14 Poems by C.P. Cavafy (S.A.C. 47-59, M.C.A.T. 47-59)

Book of 12 etchings with aquatint, on wove paper, with full margins, with title-page, text and justification, bound (as issued) in the original purple cotton silk covers, with the accompanying signed and dated etching Portrait of Cavafy II loose (as issued), all contained in the original black cotton silk covered slipcase.
slipcase 19 x 13 3/8 x 1 1/4 in. (48.3 x 34 x 3.2 cm)
Signed and numbered 137/500 in pencil on the colophon (there were also 50 artist's proofs), published by Editions Alecto, London (with their inkstamp on the reverse of the loose print).

$4,000 - 6,000 

Sold for $5,670

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Editions & Works on Paper

New York Auction 19-21 October 2021