28 April 2003
This lot is offered without a reserve
Don Quixote and Sancho Panza I; and II (M. 207-8; B. 688-9)
two lithographs in black and ochre, 1951, on Arches, Mourlot's only states, Mourlot calls for five proofs and the signed and numbered editions of 50 of both, (M. 207) inscribed 'FM 6/6', 'M 207' and '207' in pencil on the reverse, (M. 208) inscribed '208', 'M 208' and '6/6 FM' in pencil on the reverse, both with margins, the palest time staining, (M. 208) with minor surface soiling in the upper margin corner and on the reverse, very pale scattered foxing at the reverse of the extreme lower margin edge, otherwise both in good condition, both framed
both L. 18½ x 15½ in. (470 x 393 mm.)
both S. 26¼ x 20 in. (666 x 507 mm.) (2)
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Please note that Mourlot appears to have incorrectly illustrated these works in the catalogue, showing M. 207 for 208; and 208 for 207. Our corrected identification corresponds to his notations on the prints.
This lot is offered without reserve.
Offered to benefit a new scholarship initiative from Bennington College, this work distils the unique form of abstraction for which the artist would become famous
Ahead of the sale of portraits of four different muses, we focus on the women the artist came to depend on so passionately