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    Sale 5419

    Prints & Multiples

    19 November 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 210

    Patrick Caulfield (1936-2005)

    Les Demoiselles d'Avignon vues de Derrière (Cristea 90)

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    Patrick Caulfield (1936-2005)
    Les Demoiselles d'Avignon vues de Derrière (Cristea 90)
    screenprint in colours with unique hand-colouring in acrylic, 1999, on wove paper, signed in pencil, numbered 7/14 AP, an artist's proof aside from the edition of 65, published by the Alan Cristea Gallery, London, with full margins, pale time-staining to the lower left margin, two small areas of old tape residue in the upper left and right margins, minor surface abrasion in the lower left margin, otherwise in very good condition, framed
    L. 1055 x 915 mm., S. 1300 x 1117 mm.


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    Post Lot Text

    In 'Les Demoiselles d'Avignon vues de Derriere' Patrick Caulfield humorously revisits Picasso's iconic painting. He reverses the view point so that we see the figures, in all their cubist glory, from behind, making a visual pun on the printing process which reverses the image, and a verbal pun on the French word 'derrière' or 'bottom'.