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Croiseur noir (Black Cruiser)

1972
Wifredo Lam (Cuban, 1902–1982), Author André Pieyre de Mandiargues (French, 1909–1991)


Catalogue Raisonné

Lam 274-279

Dimensions

Overall (slipcase): 33.3 × 26.7 × 3.2 cm (13 1/8 × 10 1/2 × 1 1/4 in.) Sheet: 32 × 24.5 cm (12 5/8 × 9 5/8 in.) Platemark: 23.8 × 18.4 cm (9 3/8 × 7 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

2019.66.1

Medium or Technique

Unbound artist's book with six color etchings with aquatint by Wifredo Lam and text by André Pieyre de Mandiargues, with additional suite of six color etchings with aquatint, in blue cloth-covered slipcase

Not On View

Classifications

Illustrated books

Printed by Atelier Morsang, Paris
Published by Editions O. Lazar-Vernet, Paris

Provenance

October 13, 2017, sold by Gallery Kawamatsu, Tokyo, Japan to Bernardo Navarro Tomas, Brooklyn, NY; November 21, 2017, sold by Navarro Tomas to anonymous collector, Cambridge, MA; 2019, anonymous gift to the MFA. (Accession Date: February 20, 2019)

Credit Line

Anonymous gift in memory of Antonio F. Cao