9 October 2002
Souvenirs: Cirque, avec El Gigante, et Autoportrait en Bébé-Vieillard, from Series 347 (B. 1622; Ba. 1638IVBb1)
aquatint, etching and drypoint, 1968, on wove paper, signed in pencil, numbered 6/50 (there were also seventeen artist's proofs), published by Galerie Louise Leiris, Paris, 1969, with full margins, some pale mount-staining, otherwise generally in very good condition
P. 492 x 335mm., S. 650 x 467mm.
Contact Client Service
New York +1 212 636 2000
London +44 (0)20 7839 9060
Asia +852 2760 1766
The El Gigante of the title refers to a figure in Spanish folklore, a tall terrifying monster used by parents to scare their offspring into good behaviour.
VAT rate of 5% is payable on hammer price plus buyer's premium
Seven expert tips on collecting, whether you seek affordable works on paper or a museum-quality masterpiece
The artistic director of The Grange Festival — a month-long staging of opera in the south of England — selects favourite works from Christie’s Classic Week in London