De Mauvais Sujets, 1958 (partial proof set)
etching with aquatint (8 sheets are included in the lot representing 3 images from the set of 10),
largest overall: 17.375 x 13 inches smallest overall: 15 x 11.375 inches,
all are unsigned with some notations in the margins
This portfolio was published by Les Bibliophiles de lUnion Franaise under the direction of Flia Lal. The works being offered in this lot are proofs that were sent to the artist for evaluation and modification, some of the images are incomplete because presumably the colors had not been established. These are historical documents demonstrating the process works go through from artist conception to printer manufacture. The complete portfolio is not on offer only a few of the images at different stages of production are included.
Provenance: From the estate of Flia Lal (the director of Les Bibliophiles de lUnion Francaise publishers), given to the family of the current owner by Lal upon her death and passed down through descent to the current owner
Up for Auction on January 23, 2021
Estimate: $800 - 1,200