Medium: color pochoir. Printed in Paris for the Temoignages pour l'art abstrait project (Witnesses for Abstract Art), published in 1952 by Editions d'Art d'Aujourd'hui, in an edition of 1500. The image size is 8 1/2 x 7 inches (220 x 179 mm). A nice and richly inked impression, now quite rare. Not signed (the artist's name is printed in text beneath the image).
Medium: original linoleum cut. A nice impression on wove paper, published in 1938 for the very rare XXe Siecle (No. 4). Sheet size 12 1/2 x 9 3/8 inches. Signed in the block (not by hand).Condition: there is some discoloration to the paper, and old paper and glue residue near the left edge of the sheet (as shown in the second photo).
Medium: original lithograph. Executed in 1971 for XXe Siecle (No. 37) and printed in Paris by Mourlot Freres. Sheet size 12 1/8 x 9 1/2 inches (310 x 240mm). 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 and Vasarely.
Medium: original etching. Executed in 1965 for the deluxe limited edition "Paroles Peintes II" portfolio, published in Paris by Lazar-Vernet. This magnificent, rich impression is one of 150 printed on Johannot wove paper. The plate size is 9 1/2 x 6 1/2 inches (240 x 165 mm) and the full sheet measures 14 3/4 x 11 inches (375 x 285 mm). Not signed.
Medium: original lithograph. Printed in 1958 for the rare XXe Siecle (issue number 10) and published in Paris by San Lazzaro. Size: 12 3/8 x 9 1/2 inches (315 x 242 mm). Not signed. Condition: there is a bit of foxing and small bumps to two corners of the sheet.
Medium: original lithograph. Printed in 1979 by La Poligrafa and issued in an edition of 1000. Size: 10 x 7 3/8 inches (255 x 187 mm). Not signed.
This original Zao Wou-ki print is from the scarce and lavishly-produced limited edition catalogue published in 1979 by the atelier Poligrafa of Barcelona, in conjunction with the prestigious Redfern Gallery of London. The project was done in homage to the earlier Redfern catalogues of the 1960's (which are now very rare) and with the same excellent technical quality.
Medium: original etching. Catalogue reference: Asplund 186. A very nice impression on laid paper, printed in Paris in 1907 for Gazette des Beaux-Arts. Plate size: 6 1/4 x 4 3/4 inches (160 x 120 mm). Signed by Zorn in the plate (not by hand).
Medium: original etching. Catalogue reference: Asplund 185. This is a good impression with plate tone, on watermarked laid paper from the edition of only 200 printed in 1905 for Schubert-Soldern's ”Das radierte Werk des Anders Zorn”. The etched inscription beneath the portrait reads “Gärdi onums weiser wen an wilda” (His works show his will). Plate size: 6 1/4 x 4 3/4 inches (157 x 121 mm); the total sheet measures 9 3/4 x 5 1/8 inches (245 x 130 mm). Signed by Anders Zorn in the plate (not by hand). Condition: the margins are narrow on the right and left sides. Rare.