This beautiful mezzotint by Mario Avati was printed using two copper plates for the colors and a third copper plate for the black. It was printed by Atelier Rigal in Fontenay-aux-Roses, France, and then hand-colored by the Artist in September 1971.
It was printed in four states. The first two states had only one impression each. The third state (the proof state) consisted of 25 impressions. This impression is from the final state, consisting of 75 impressions, of which the first 60 were released by Associated American Artists in 1973.
Printed on thick Velin d’Arches wove paper.
Signed by the artist in pencil, en recto lower right. Titled en recto lower center. Editioned en recto lower left.
Impression 24 out of the edition of 75.
Associated American Artists, Ltd., New York.
Atelier Rigal in Fontenay-aux-Roses, France.
Professionally custom framed behind 99% UV-blocking art glass using strictly conservation-grade materials.
Excellent condition. Clean, full margins, without handling marks. Rippling to the sheet appears to be an artifact of the printing process.
19.675 in. (h) x 21.125 in. (w) x 1.5 in. (d)
9.25 in. (h) x 11.5 in. (w)
Catalogue Raisonné Entries:
Passeron No. 417.
AAA Catalogue: 1973-03