Patrick Caulfield, ‘Some Poems of Jules Laforgue: 8 plates; and Dressed Lobster’, 1973; and 1980, Phillips
Patrick Caulfield, ‘Some Poems of Jules Laforgue: 8 plates; and Dressed Lobster’, 1973; and 1980, Phillips

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Eight sheets: approx. 40.4 x 34.9 cm (15 7/8 x 13 3/4 in.)
One sheet: 60 x 75 cm (23 5/8 x 29 1/2 in.)

Including: I'll take my life monotonous (5), You'll be sick if you spend all your time indoors (6), Thus she would come, escaped, half-dead to my door (11), And, with my eyes bolting toward the Unconscious (12), We wanted to bleed the Silence (13), She'll have forgotten her scarf (17), Curtains drawn back from balconies of shores (21), and My life inspires so many desires! (22)

Signature: Eight unsigned and unnumbered impressions, from the book of Some Poems by Jules Laforgue, compiled from editions A, B, and C of 200, 200 and 100 respectively (there were also 20 artist's proofs for each edition), co-published by Petersburg Press, New York and Waddington Graphics, London, Dressed Lobster signed, dated and numbered 149/150 in pencil (there were also 15 artist's proofs), co-published by Tate Gallery and Waddington Graphics, London, all framed.

Alan Cristea 38e, 38f, 38k, 38l, 38m, 38q, 38u, 38v, and 63

About Patrick Caulfield

In his hard-edged, color-blocked prints and paintings of innocuous interior scenes and domestic objects such as pots, Patrick Caulfield created a sense of the exotic from the ordinary. Caulfield emerged in the 1960s amid the rise of British pop artists. Early in the decade, he became interested in the flattened, authorless quality of commercial sign painting, which he adopted in his own work by eliminating any traces of brushwork. This interest in flat, anonymous imagery inspired the screen-printing practice that he pursued alongside his paintings. In both bodies of work, he employed the unnatural colors and sharp black lines characteristic of advertising to cast a curious eye on the inventions of the modern world. Caulfield was influenced by Juan Gris and Fernand Léger, and exerted an influence on later British artists such as Gary Hume and Julian Opie.

British, 1936-2005, London, United Kingdom