Pietro Consagra original woodcut, 1959
Medium: original woodcut. This is a richly inked impression printed on laid paper, executed for the hard to find XXe Siecle Christmas issue (No. 13), published in Paris in 1959 by San Lazzaro. Sheet size 12 3/8 x 9 1/2 inches; (315 x 242 mm). Not signed.
XXe Siecle (Chroniques du Jour) was a deluxe art revue that was the source of many outstanding prints. It was published by Gualtieri di San Lazzaro from 1938-1939, and again from 1951 until 1978 (known as the Nouvelle Serie). Many important artists contributed original prints, including Miro, Picasso, Chagall, Braque, Villon, Matta, Indiana, Rosenquist, Lam, Dali, Zao Wou-ki, Matisse, Delaunay, Ernst, Poliakoff, Soulages, Leger, Moore, Kandinsky, Agam, Arp, Calder, Magnelli, Baj, Marini, Consagra and Vasarely.