1887 - 1985
THE RED CIRCLE (M. 440)
Lithograph printed in colors, 1966, signed in pencil and numbered 9/50 (total edition includes 25 artist's proofs), on Arches wove paper, framed
sheet: 542 by 761 mm 21⅜ by 30 in
With wide margins (the sheet possibly shaved along left and upper sheet edges), the colors slightly attenuated, otherwise in generally good condition. Uneven discoloration recto and verso, a soft diagonal crease in lower left unprinted area and a few further soft handling creases (only visible in a raking light). Remnants of previous hinges with associated slight skinning at intervals along sheet edges, verso.
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