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Oskar Kokoschka (Austrian, 1886–1980)

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Oskar Kokoschka (Austrian, 1886–1980)

Rooster Kicking a Hen (Hahn, eine Henne tretend) (frontispiece) from Geh, mach die Tür zu, es zieht! (Close the Door, Will You, There Is a Draft!)

Date:
1926 (executed 1925/26)
Medium:
One from an illustrated book with two drypoints
Dimensions:
plate: 4 3/8 x 5 3/8" (11.1 x 13.6 cm); page: 13 1/2 x 9 9/16" (34.3 x 24.3 cm)
Paper:
Cream, smooth, laid (Zanders).
Publisher:
Johannes Presse, Vienna
Printer:
Rudolf Lauterbach, Vienna
Edition:
33 (including 4 signed and numbered 1-4 with supplementary suite of trial proofs on Japan paper and 29 signed and numbered 5-33 [this ex.])
Credit Line:
Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Fund
Copyright:
© 2016 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / Pro Litteris, Zurich
Reference:
Arntz 152. Wingler & Welz 167.
MoMA Number:
271.1952.1
Themes:
Literary Subjects
Techniques:
Intaglio

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