22 June 1999
Longus, Daphnis et Chlo, Triade, Paris, 1961
lithographs printed in colours, 1961, on Arches, fine, fresh impressions, the colours strong and vibrant, title, text, justification and set of 42, signed in pen and black ink on the justification, copy number 200 from the edition of 250 (the total edition of the book was 270 and there was also a signed suite of 60), the full sheets as published, in fresh condition, loose in paper wrapper, within mottled cream paper-covered boards and slipcase, title on spine, minor wear to the slipcase (portfolio)
overall S. 445 x 343mm.
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Mourlot 308-349; Cramer, Chagall Books 46
Please note that the frontispiece (M.308) is missing from this series and that plate 347 has a paper loss (40mm x 2mm) at the lower sheet edge towards the right corner.
In conversation with the Korean-American artist, whose recent painting The Evolution of Perception will be offered at Christie’s in Hong Kong on 25 November
As this 1,000-year-old Ru tea bowl comes to auction in Hong Kong, we look at the evolution of the grey-green ware from Yue to Yaozhou to Ru