lithograph on Velin BFK Rives
17 H × 12¾ W in (43 × 32 cm) each work. 25.5 H x 21.5 W framed. As a 4 pack hanging on the wall, the dimensions are approximately 53 H x 44 W.
Numbered to lower left of three works ‘284/300’. Numbered to lower left of additional work ‘218/300’. This partial portfolio of four works contains numbers 218 and 284 from the edition of 300 printed by Trestle Editions Limited, New York and published by The Limited Editions Club, New York.
Each work is beautifully framed in our signature wide, Italian gold leaf frames with white mat and OP-3 acrylic for protection.
About the Work | When publisher Sidney Shiff commissioned Ellsworth Kelly to select a text and create prints for a Limited Editions Club book, Kelly chose to match his black and white lithographs with Un coup de dés by Stéphane Mallarmé, one of the most famous poems of the 19th century. In its 63rd year, the Club was publishing only three or four titles each year in editions of 300, unlike the earlier runs of 2,000 under George Macy. This allowed Shiff to work with outstanding artists and create some of the most beautiful books of the late 20th and early 21st century.
Published in the original French and the original page design, Kelly integrated his eleven lithographs with the text, accentuating the open white space of both text and images. A separate booklet with Daisy Aldan’s English language translation is included:
“A throw of the dice never even when cast in eternal circumstances at the heart of a shipwreck let it be that the Abyss whitened slack raging under an incline desperately soars by its own wing…”
~ Description from Princeton University
17 H × 12¾ W in (43 × 32 cm), 25.5 H x 21.5 W framed
Lithograph on Velin BFK Rives, framed.
Very good condition.
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