1881 - 1973
LA PIQUE CASSÉE (BLOCH 921; BAER 1244)
Linoleum cut printed in white and black, 1959, signed in pencil and numbered 22/50, on Arches wove paper, printed by Arnéra, Vallauris, France, published by Galerie Louise Leiris, Paris, framed
image: 532 by 641 mm 21 by 25¼ in
sheet: 620 by 750 mm 24⅜ by 29½ in
With wide margins, the print is in good condition apart from uneven discoloration and an occasional speck of foxing in the margins. The sheet edges with a few tiny nicks and small creases and three pieces of hinging tape at top. The verso with two small skinned spots with associated faint adhesive-stain at bottom.
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