Eau-forte I

Pierre Soulages

This edition was the first print ever made by Pierre Soulages, dating from 1952. Soulages' first explorations in print were in the medium of etching and aquatint. Soulages was persuaded to try etching by Mme Lacourière, the wife of a printer and publisher, who had been inspired to approach the artist after having seen his paintings through the window of the Galerie Carré in Paris. In 1951 he visited the Lacourières' neighbouring studio, and his first etchings date from the following year.

Artist
Pierre Soulages (b.1919)
Title
Eau-forte I
Medium
Etching and aquatint on Arches paper
Date
1952
Size
25 x 19¾ in : 63.5 x 50.2 cm
Edition
From the edition of 100
Inscriptions
Signed and numbered by the artist in pencil
Printer
Printed by Lacourière, Paris
Publisher
Published by Lacourière, Paris
Literature
"Soulages l'œuvre imprimé", Pierre Encrevé & Marie-Cécile Miessner, Bibliothèque nationale de France, 2003, Cat. 1 (col. illus. pl. 1) and indexed p.185
Exhibited
"Soulages at 100", ARCHEUS / POST-MODERN at the Armory Show, New York, 4-8 March 2020, n°1
Reference
A19-78
Status
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