3 December 2002
Femme à la Fleur sur le Transat, from Series 347 (B. 1758; Ba. 1775 Bb1)
etching, 1968, on BFK Rives, 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. 198 x 326mm., S. 314 x 454mm.
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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