3 December 1996
La Pique III (M. 326)
lithograph, 1959, on Arches, a fine impression of this extremely rare print, one of only three artist's proofs, no further edition was printed, the full sheet as issued, printed to the edges of the sheet, a deckle edge at the left and right, two small stains at the lower left sheet corner, otherwise generally in very good condition
S. 502 x 660mm.
The estate of the artist
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Mourlot notes, 'This plate did not stand to the printing of proofs and became clogged after the first proofs; owing to this bad result, it was polished out.'
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