Medium: Color lithograph on Japan paper Dimensions: 5 3/4 x 4 1/8 inches (Image) 11 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches (Sheet) Signature: Signed Artist details: Russian / French, 1887 - 1985 Date finished: 1974 Edition: 32/40 Reference: Mourlot 721 Condition: Good condition.
Series: For Poème de Louis Aragon by Jacques Lassaigne Medium: Color lithograph Dimensions: 12 7/8 x 9 1/2 inches (Image/Sheet) Artist details: Russian / French, 1887 - 1985 Date finished: 1965 Reference: Mourlot 434 Publisher: André Sauret
Medium: Lithograph Dimensions: 14 x 12 3/4 inches (Image) 19 7/8 x 17 inches (Sheet) Signature: Signed Artist details: Russian / American, 1899 - 1987 Date finished: c. 1965 Edition: 277/300 Reference: Cole 109 Condition: Very very faint toning on upper fourth of the sheet
Series: Mein Leben (My Life), Plate 6 Medium: Etching on laid paper with wide margins Dimensions: 5 x 6 3/4 inches (Plate) 10 5/8 x 13 7/8 inches (Sheet) Signature: Signed Artist details: Russian/French, 1887 - 1985 Date of plate: 1922 Date of impression: 1923 Edition: 86/110 Reference: Kornfeld 6 Publisher: Paul Cassirer, Berlin Condition: Some toning. Hinge residue at upper margin edge.
Medium: Lithograph Dimensions: 16 x 9 inches (image) 19 x 11 3/4 inches (sheet) Signature: Signed and dedicated: "To Mabel & Lawrence Hawkins, M.D." Artist details: Russian/American, 1899 - 1975 Condition: Four small repaired tears at margin edge and hinge reside top margin, verso.
Series: Les Fables de la Fontaine Medium: Etching Dimensions: 16 3/4 x 13 inches (sheet) Signature: Signed in the plate, bottom right Artist details: Russian/French, 1887 - 1985 Date finished: 1927/1930 Reference: Sorlier 110 Publisher: Vollard Condition: Galatea watermark. Slight mat burn.
Medium: Etching Dimensions: 5 x 4 7/8 inches Signature: Signed Artist details: Russian, 1959 Date finished: 2010 Edition: of 60
Recommended by Nikki (Fine Print Photographer & Content Publisher): "This tiny etching is expertly crafted by Eastern European artist, Vladimir Zuev, to illustrate the story of Leda and the swan (aka, Zeus pretending to be a swan). Zeus seduces or rapes Leda, depending on the storyteller. Zeus fills the background, but subtly, despite his violent action. Instead, Zuev centers the story on Leda and does not overly sexualize her like most popular depictions, including not giving her hair. There are clues to her gender, but she is closed off to the viewer with her crossed legs and bent arms - not available for visual consumption. Instead, Leda is looking directly at the viewer - forcing us to look at her humanity.
This image serves as a reminder that violence towards women is still prevalent, but not just in overt actions. It exists in the books we read, the media we consume, the words we use, the stories we retell, the art we purchase. This small image packs a very large punch and reminds us to critically analyze our own behaviors and constructs of thinking around women and violence."