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Monday, 20 January 2020

Emilio Greco's etching, "Composition No. 2", c.1970


Emilio Greco (1913–1995)

"Composition No. 2" (aka “Composizone II”; “Flying Woman”), c.1970, numbered “6” in pencil in an edition of 100 impressions and signed in pencil by the artist with the artist’s stamped seal.

Etching printed in black ink on a cream-coloured ground on heavy Fabriano paper with wide margins, hand-signed and numbered in pencil by the artist, stamped with the artist’s authentication blind-stamp, titled in pencil verso.

Size: (sheet) 69.8 x 99.3 cm; (plate) 53.6 x 72.7 cm; (image borderline) 52.7 x 72 cm.
Hand inscribed in pencil along the lower edge of the image: (left) “6/100”; (right) “Emilio Greco”.
Blind-stamped below the artist’s signature at lower right: “ACQUAFORTE DE UN DISEGNO ORIGINALE / Emilio Greco” (ETCHING OF AN ORIGINAL DRAWING / Emilio Greco).

Istdibs showcases Emilio Greco’s “Composition No. 3” from the same series:

Condition: gigantic etching (almost a metre in length!) with a few minor pressure marks, especially along the edges, resulting from handling its huge size, otherwise the sheet is in good condition.

I am selling this huge etching—a monster!—showcasing the distinctively bold cross-hatched style of one of Italy’s most famous artists of recent times for the total cost of AU$730 (currently US$500.96/EUR451.32/GBP384.98 at the time of this listing) including postage and handling to anywhere in the world (but not, of course, any import duties/taxes imposed by some countries).

If you are interested in purchasing this jaw droppingly large etching hallmarked with the confident subtlety of a true master, please contact me (oz_jim@printsandprinciples.com) and I will send you a PayPal invoice to make the payment easy.










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