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Premier peril (from the Les 7 perils spectraux portfolio), 1950

Lithograph on paper
15 × 11 1/4 in
38.1 × 28.6 cm
Edition 41/50
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Sheet measures: 20 h x 12.75 w inches
Signed and numbered to lower margin '41/50 Dorothea …

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Sheet measures: 20 h x 12.75 w inches
Signed and numbered to lower margin '41/50 Dorothea Tanning'. This work is number 41 from the edition of 50 printed by Desjobert, Paris and published by Librairie Les Pas Perdus, Paris

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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Sheet measures: 20 h x 12.75 w inches
Signed and numbered to lower margin '41/50 Dorothea …

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Sheet measures: 20 h x 12.75 w inches
Signed and numbered to lower margin '41/50 Dorothea Tanning'. This work is number 41 from the edition of 50 printed by Desjobert, Paris and published by Librairie Les Pas Perdus, Paris

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.

Premier peril (from the Les 7 perils spectraux portfolio), 1950

Lithograph on paper
15 × 11 1/4 in
38.1 × 28.6 cm
Edition 41/50
Bidding closed
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