Lithographie n° 4

Pierre Soulages

Artist
Pierre Soulages (1919-2022)
Title
Lithographie n° 4
Medium
Lithograph in black on BFK Rives wove paper
Date
1957
Sheet Size
25 ¾ x 19 ¾ in : 65.8 x 50.3 cm
Framed Size
31 x 25 in : 79.0 x 63.5 cm
Edition
A rare trial proof in black, having slight variation to the final state, printed before the edition of 60
Inscriptions
Inscribed 'epreuve d'essai du noir' by the artist in pencil lower left; Signed and inscribed 'litho I' by the artist in pencil lower right; Inscribed II in pencil upper right; bears faint pencil traces of erased printing notes throughout
Printer
Printed by Atelier Pons, Paris
Publisher
Published by Berggruen, Paris
Literature
"Soulages l'œuvre imprimé", Pierre Encrevé & Marie-Cécile Miessner, Bibliothèque nationale de France, 2003, Cat. 47 (col. illus. of the final state pl. 47) and indexed p.188
"Soulages Eaux-fortes, lithographies 1952-1973", Yves Rivière, Arts et Métiers Graphiques, Paris, 1974, no. 4 (b/w illus.) pp.80-81
La gravure contemporain, Prague 1970 - Paris 1971, the final state reproduced on the cover
Notes
The final published state of this work is printed with 3 plates; black, blue and violet
Reference
A22-28
Status
Currently on hold, enquiries will be noted

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