Dorothea Tanning, ‘Elysian Fields; Nue Couchée’, 1975, Forum Auctions
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Elysian Fields; Nue Couchée, 1975

Sugar-lift aquatint printed in colours
11 9/10 × 18 1/10 in
30.3 × 46 cm
Edition of 100
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signed in pencil, a proof aside from the edition of 100, on Arches wove paper, with full margins, …

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Dorothea Tanning
American, 1910–2012
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An active artist for nearly 70 years, Dorothea Tanning began her career as a Surrealist, later moving away from the movement to create the raw and prismatic merging of color planes she called “Insomnias”. Tanning’s earlier works, like Fatala (1947), are heavily representational, favoring strong line, shading, and linear perspective. In the 1950s, she began to reveal new overriding preoccupations with luminous color and energy, as in Midi et demi (Half past noon) (1957), a quietly energetic composition with only the vaguest hints of figures. Tanning, who was influenced by Marcel Duchamp, Man Ray, and Max Ernst, to whom she was married, turned increasingly to experimental styles as her career progressed, such as soft cloth sculpture and installation, fusing the two for one of her first installation pieces, “Hotel de Pavot 202” (1971), without fully abandoning a surrealistic aesthetic. Late in her career she worked as a poet and memoirist.

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signed in pencil, a proof aside from the edition of 100, on Arches wove paper, with full margins, sheet, 504 x 657 (19 7/8 x 25 7/8in); together with a lithograph printed in colours, 1967, signed in pencil, a proof aside from the edition of 25, on Arches wove paper, printed by Pierre Chave, Vence, with full margins, …

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Dorothea Tanning
American, 1910–2012
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An active artist for nearly 70 years, Dorothea Tanning began her career as a Surrealist, later moving away from the movement to create the raw and prismatic merging of color planes she called “Insomnias”. Tanning’s earlier works, like Fatala (1947), are heavily representational, favoring strong line, shading, and linear perspective. In the 1950s, she began to reveal new overriding preoccupations with luminous color and energy, as in Midi et demi (Half past noon) (1957), a quietly energetic composition with only the vaguest hints of figures. Tanning, who was influenced by Marcel Duchamp, Man Ray, and Max Ernst, to whom she was married, turned increasingly to experimental styles as her career progressed, such as soft cloth sculpture and installation, fusing the two for one of her first installation pieces, “Hotel de Pavot 202” (1971), without fully abandoning a surrealistic aesthetic. Late in her career she worked as a poet and memoirist.

Elysian Fields; Nue Couchée, 1975

Sugar-lift aquatint printed in colours
11 9/10 × 18 1/10 in
30.3 × 46 cm
Edition of 100
Bidding closed
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