MAGICIANS’ OF PRINTMAKING – The Collection of Stamperia d’Arte 2RC Sale, Christie’s South Kensington, 26th February

MAGICIANS’ OF PRINTMAKING – The Collection of Stamperia d’Arte 2RC Sale, Christie’s South Kensington, 26th February

The artist Pierre Alechinsky pausing on the press in the Stamperia 2RC during the print run © Copyright 2RC 1975 – Pierre Alechinsky in Stamperia 2RC all’Ara Coeli, Rome

The artist Pierre Alechinsky pausing on the press in the Stamperia 2RC during the print run
© Copyright 2RC 1975 – Pierre Alechinsky in Stamperia 2RC all’Ara Coeli, Rome

This is the first time that this collection of unique prints – bon à tirer impressions – has been seen together.  They come from the celebrated Roman studio Stamperia d’Arte 2RC, founded by the Rossi family in 1959, and reflect the deep trust between the artist and printer in creating these works. And what a roll call of artists there is with such famous names as Alberto Burri, Sam Francis, Arnaldo Pomodoro, Henry Moore and Victor Pasmore (there are fourteen works by him in the sale), and many more.

Lot 49  Sam Francis (1923-1994) Le stagioni: La pioggia d'oro etching and aquatint in colours 1984 Magnani paper signed in pencil, inscribed Bon à tirer edition size: 30 numbered impressions and ten artist's proofs published by 2RC Edizioni d'Arte, Rome, printed by Vigna Antoniniana, Rome, with their blindstamps Image: 985 x 1987 mm., Sheet: 1185 x 2283 mm. Estimate 5,000 - 7,000 British pounds

Lot 49
Sam Francis (1923-1994)
Le stagioni: La pioggia d’oro
etching and aquatint in colours
1984
Magnani paper
signed in pencil, inscribed Bon à tirer
edition size: 30 numbered impressions and ten artist’s proofs
published by 2RC Edizioni d’Arte, Rome, printed by Vigna Antoniniana, Rome, with their blindstamps
Image: 985 x 1987 mm., Sheet: 1185 x 2283 mm.
Estimate 5,000 – 7,000 British pounds

This sale provides established and new collectors with the opportunity to acquire works that reflect not only the artists’ vision but also the Rossi family’s skill and understanding of colour, paper and technique.

Lot 5  Alberto Burri (1915-1995) Cretti: H, Cretti: H etching and aquatint with embossing Fabriano card signed in pencil, inscribed buono di stampa edition size: 90 numbered impressions and 25 artist's proofs published and printed by 2RC Edizioni d’Arte, Rome, with their blindstamp Sheet: 659 x 950 mm. Estimate: 8,000 - 12,000 British pounds

Lot 5
Alberto Burri (1915-1995)
Cretti: H, Cretti: H
etching and aquatint with embossing
Fabriano card
signed in pencil, inscribed buono di stampa
edition size: 90 numbered impressions and 25 artist’s proofs
published and printed by 2RC Edizioni d’Arte, Rome, with their blindstamp
Sheet: 659 x 950 mm.
Estimate: 8,000 – 12,000 British pounds

With estimates varying from £700 to £15,000 bidders stand a very good chance of obtaining a very special work from Stamperia dArte 2RC.  Buona Fortuna!

Lot 91 Henry Moore (1898-1986) Stone reclining figure etching and aquatint 1980 Magnani paper initialled in pencil, inscribed bon à tirer edition size: ten numbered impressions and four artist's proofs published by 2RC Edizioni d’Arte, Rome, printed by Vigna Antoniniana, Rome, with their blindstamp Image: 990 x 1840 mm., Sheet: 1200 x 2330 mm. Estimate 8,000 - 12,000 British pounds

Lot 91
Henry Moore (1898-1986)
Stone reclining figure
etching and aquatint
1980
Magnani paper
initialled in pencil, inscribed bon à tirer
edition size: ten numbered impressions and four artist’s proofs
published by 2RC Edizioni d’Arte, Rome, printed by Vigna Antoniniana, Rome, with their blindstamp
Image: 990 x 1840 mm., Sheet: 1200 x 2330 mm.
Estimate 8,000 – 12,000 British pounds

The collection will be on public view from the 22nd until 25th February.

Lot 63  Victor Pasmore (1908-1998) Vigna Antoniniana etching and aquatint in colours 1980 Magnani paper signed in pencil, inscribed Bon a tirer and more white edition size: 90 numbered impressions and 15 artist's proofs co-published by 2RC Edizioni d’Arte, Rome, with their blindstamp, and Marlborough Fine Art Ltd., London, printed by Vigna Antoniniana, Rome, with their blindstamp

Lot 63
Victor Pasmore (1908-1998)
Vigna Antoniniana
etching and aquatint in colours
1980
Magnani paper
signed in pencil, inscribed Bon a tirer and more white
edition size: 90 numbered impressions and 15 artist’s proofs
co-published by 2RC Edizioni d’Arte, Rome, with their blindstamp, and Marlborough Fine Art Ltd., London, printed by Vigna Antoniniana, Rome, with their blindstamp

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