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  • Provenance

    Christie's, New York, Nineteenth and Twentieth Century Prints, November 1999, lot 289

  • Literature

    Sophie Webel 53-67

  • Catalogue Essay

    In 1945 his admiration of layered graffiti on the walls surrounding Paris led him to produce a series called Les Murs, or The Walls, in which he emphasized the importance of the common man’s need to keep records. Dubuffet said “my art is an attempt to bring all disparaged values into the limelight.”

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Les murs (The Walls): 12 poèmes de Guillevic

1945
The complete set of 15 lithographs, on Montval paper, the full sheets, loose and folded with text (as issued), contained in the original gray paper covered folio and slipcase.
all I. various sizes
all S. 15 x 22 in. (38.1 x 55.9 cm)
Portfolio 15 3/4 x 11 3/4 in. (40 x 29.8 cm)

Stamped 131 in black ink on the title page (from the edition of 150, the total edition was 172), published by Les Éditions du Livre, Paris.

Estimate
$12,000 - 18,000 

Sold for $16,250

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

New York Auction 18 April 2017