Medium: original linoleum cut. Impression on wove paper, published in Paris by San Lazzaro in 1939. This linocut by Italian Futurist Gino Severini is a much sought-after piece from the rare XXe Siecle (issue No. 5-6). Sheet size: 12 1/2 x 9 1/4 inches; 317 x 235mm. Signed in the plate (not by hand).
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, Severini and Vasarely.