1904 - 1989
THE HIPPIES (MICHLER & LÖPSINGER 377-387; FIELD 69-13)
The complete portfolio, comprising eleven etchings with handcoloring, 1969-70, each signed in pencil and inscribed 'V/C' (there is also an edition of 145 on Arches wove paper), on Japan paper, each with the artist's blindstamp, published by P. Argillet, Paris, lacking the original orange and magenta cloth-covered portfolio, contained in a black portfolio case (11 prints)
plates approx.: 397 by 318 mm 15⅝ by 12½ in
overall: 789 by 600 by 9 mm 31 by 23⅝ by⅜ in
With full margins, the prints are in good condition except most with some minor creases and a few sheets very slightly toned. Each with a few spots of stray ink, minuscule rust flecks, or a few specks of very inconspicuous foxing in the margins. (Plate E with a tiny pin hole near lower image edge at left.) The portfolio with spots of wear and some creases at the edges.
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