Lot 29: SALVADOR DALÍ, (SPANISH, 1904–1989), "VISIONS OF CHICAGO" THE COMPLETE SET OF FOUR COLOR DRYPOINTS
December 6, 2016
Philadelphia, PA, USALive Auction
"VISIONS OF CHICAGO"
the complete set of four color drypoints
1972, all pencil signed and annotated ''EA'' (one of 100 artist''s proofs, aside from the editions of 100 in Arabic numerals on Arches and 50 in Roman numerals on Japan), with wide margins, Merrill Chase Publishing Association, Chicago, publisher. The complete set of four color drypoints with stencil on BFK Rives.
images: 19 1/8 x 12 3/8 in. (48.6 x 31.4cm)
sheets: 25 7/8 x 19 1/2 in. (65.7 x 49.5)
[Michler & Löpsinger, 529-532]
This lot is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity issued by Merrill Chase.
With the palest mat staining, occasional pinprick foxmarks, for example one in the figure's left hip and one in her left upper thigh, one in the bottom left margin. There is an approximately 1-inch diagonal tear on the upper sheet edge located approx 1.5 inches from the left corner with some attendant surface soiling, possibly old adhesive from previous hinging/framing. There is a piece of paper tape verso in the corresponding area. AT the upper right sheet edge in approx. same area there is an approx. 1 1/4-in. area of surface soilin, possibly also adhesive from prior hinging/framing. Currently the sheet is hinged to the support in two places at the reverse of the upper sheet edge with white paper tape. There is another foxmark verso in the bottom left area of the plate, this shows through faintly. With occasional surface soiling, the sheet gently rippled. Otherwise generally in good condition.
with the palet mat staining, a 7 x 7 inch area at the upper right quadrant of the image area with very pale, irregular liquid staining. With a short 1/2-in. tear near the center of the left margin edge, minor rippling more concentrated along the sheet edges, otherwise generally in good condition.
image: 12 1/2 x 19 3/16 in. (___________________)
sheet: 19 4/5 x 25 5/16 in.
With the palest mat staining, the upper margin edge gently rippled, old tape remains at the reverse of the upper margin edge, otherwise generally in good condition.
image: 19 1/8 x 12 1/2 in.
sheet: 25 3/8 x 19 12 in.
With the palest mat staining, a few pinprick foxmarks in lower areas of the left and right margins and the bottom margin, old paper tape remains in two places at the reverse of the upper margin edges, a one inch horizontal cut the upper margin edge at right (possibly consistent wtih removal of prior tape/hinges. Otherwise, generally in good condition.
image; 12 1/4 x 19 1/4 in.
sheet: 19 1/2 x 25 1/2 in.
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