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Lucien Coutaud (French, 1904-1977): Original etchings for Ma Civilisation

Coutaud / Coutaud 2 / Coutaud 3

Arp / Bourgeois / Coutaud / Delvaux / De Chirico / Ernst / Fini / Giacometti / Hayter / Höch / Klee / Lam
Magritte / Masson / Matta / Miró / Picasso / Richier / Seligmann / Sutherland / Tamayo / Tanning/ Toyen / Wunderlich
Gilbert Lely's Ma Civilisation (Paris: Editions Maeght, 1947) contained eleven etchings by Coutaud, which show him at his best as a printmaker. Ma Civilisation was published in an edition of 250 unbound numbered portfolios. The first fifty portfolios contained the final versions of the etchings as well as their first state; the remaining portfolios contained only the final state of each etching. There do not appear to be any signed impressions. We have ten of the works on view in our show, along with several other later works.

Bibliography: Paul Claudel, Theatre France (Paris: Gallimard, 1966). Includes the plays Tete D'Or, Partage De Midi, L'Annonce Faite a Marie, L'Otage, and Le Soulier de Satin; contains 30 beautiful full-color illustrations by Andre Masson, Lucien Coutaud, and Felix Labisse; Jacques Lagarde et al, Retrospective Lucien Coutaud (Paris: Fondation Druout, 1989); Pierre Mazars, Lucien Coutaud, avec une biographie, une bibliographie,et un documentation complète sur le peintre et son oeuvre (Geneva: Editions Pierre Cailler, 1963); W. J. Strachan, The Artist and the Book in France (London: Peter Owen, 1969).

Prints: Pierre Cailler, Catalogue Raisonné de l'Oeuvre Gravé et Lithographié de Lucien Coutaud (Geneva: Editions Pierre Cailler, 1960); Jean-Marie Granier et al, Lucien Coutaud Gravures et Dessins dans les collections des Musée de la Ville de Nîmes (1989).
Ma Civilisation 1 (N. 29 C. 31). Original etching, 1948. Edition: 250 unsigned impressions fpr Ma Civilation. This image, a "Hommage à Sade," is printed on the titlepage of the work. Image size: 125x45mm. Price: $750.
Ma Civilisation 2: The rebirth of man (C. 32, N. 30). Original etching, 1948. Edition: 250 unsigned impressions for Ma Civilation (1948). Image size: 195x137mm. Price: $850.
Ma Civilisation 3: The Rape. (C. 33, N. 31). Original etching, 1948. Edition: 250 unsigned impressions for Ma Civilation (1948). Illustrated in Strachan, p. 103. Image size: 117x68mm. Price: $750.
Ma Civilisation 4: The Dead (C. 34, N. 32). Original etching, 1948. Original etching, 1948. Edition: 250 unsigned impressions for Ma Civilisation (1948). Image size: 195x138mm. Price: $750.
Ma Civilisation 5: The lovers (C. 35, N. 33). Original etching, 1948. Edition: 250 unsigned impressions for Ma Civilation (1948). Image size: 195x137mm. Price: $750.
Ma Civilisation 6: Le fiance inquietant (C. 36, N. 34). Original etching, 1948. Edition: 250 unsigned impressions for Ma Civilation (1948). Image size:195x140mm. Price: $850.
Ma Civilisation 7: Polymorphous Perversity (C. 37, N. 35). Original etching, 1948. Edition: 250 unsigned impressions for Ma Civilisation (1948). Image size: 195x138mm. Price: $750.
Ma Civilisation 8: The Women (N. 36, C. 38). Original etching, 1948. Edition: 250 unsigned impressions for Ma Civilation. Image size: 195x137mm. Price: $950.
Ma Civilisation 9 The Voyeur's Nightmare (C. 39, N. 37). Original etching, 1948. Edition: 250 unsigned impressions for Ma Civilisation (1948). Image size: 116x88mm. Price: $750.
Ma Civilisation 10: Anthropomorphic Landscape (C. 40, N. 38). Original etching, 1948. Edition: 250 unsigned impressions for Ma Civilisation (1948). Image size: 195x138mm. Price: $750.
Ma Civilisation 11: The Jester. (N. 40, C. 41). Original etching, 1948. Edition: 250 unsigned impressions for Ma Civilation. Image size: 117x68mm. Price: $850.

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