29 June 2005
Le Grand Hibou (B. 517; M. 110)
lithograph, 1948, on Arches, signed in pencil, a proof aside from the edition of fifty (Mourlot also calls for five artist's proofs), with margins, a deckle edge at the left and right, a very short tear (6 mm.) to the left sheet edge, a soft crease in the lower margin, otherwise in good condition
L. 680 x 535 mm., S. 761 x 560 mm.
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On 6 and 7 of December Christie’s will offer almost 400 lots from a collection that includes works by Hals, Van Dyck, Leyster, Snyders and Jan Brueghel the Elder
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