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Jean Hans Arp original linocut "Constellations" 1938 1st edition
Jean Arp original linocut Constellations 1938 XXe Siecle


Item Code: 252

Medium: original linoleum cut. Printed in 1938 for the art revue XXe Siecle (issue number 4) and published in Paris by San Lazzaro. Size: 12 1/2 x 9 3/4 inches (318 x 248 mm). Not signed.

Condition: there is an ex-library stamp on verso. There are six pinholes along the left edge of the sheet -- this is from the publisher's original binding staples, and also serves to demonstrate the provenance of this piece. Note: a later edition was also issued by XXe Siecle in 1959, but this is the original, first edition. The definitive way to tell is that the original first edition has the pinholes in the margin (glue was used for later issues of XXe Siecle rather than staples). Also, the later edition has a text inscription printed on back; the original has no text on the back.