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French Stacks

Date 1982
Technique Linocut
Price $4,000.00
Exhibitor Thomas French Fine Art LLC
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French Stacks

Linocut printed in color, 1982

Unsigned (see Arnera non signee stamp in photos)

From: Tramp Picture series

Created at Vallarius with the famous printer Jaime Arnera (their stamp veros)

A rare trial proof

Reference: Not in Walker

An impression of this image is in the collection of the British Museum

British Museum Curator's comments

Unrecorded in the standard Sultan print catalogue by Barry Walker. The print was produced in Vallauris in the South of France at the print workshop of Hidalgo Arnéra who worked with Picasso on his linocuts in the late 1950s and early 1960s. This impression is an unsigned printer's proof and comes from the archives of the Imprimerie Arnéra which was purchased from the heirs by the vendor Frederick Mulder.

Donald Sultan to Stephen Coppel, email 30 January 2014, artist's notes:

'These stacks were references to the Cypress trees, which were a continuum of the industrial, assuming a natural position in the industrial landscape. They were originally called “Urban Flowers,” and reference the art-noveau idea of bending nature to industry, but it worked in reverse.'

Condition: Very good/good    Printed in orange, black over brown background. Sheet slightly toned, with two printers creases in image (not objectionable).
Image: 25 1/2 x 19 inches
Sheet:  30 1/4 x 22 1/4 inches