GUSTAVE ASSIRE – Bar de la Villette, 1st state, 1926
Sheet size: 218 x 263 mm
Image size: 176 x 217 mm
Edition: 50 – Signed in plate
Etching, signed in the plate, printed by Ducros et Colas on Japon. No. 41/50. This is the first state of this etching (we also have the second and final states). The first state was only included in the 50 copies on Japon. All states of etchings had remarques (extra drawings in the margin), so the image size given is that of the etching plate; the central images are 131 x 182. From Assire's classic suite of etchings on the subject of prostitution in 1920s Paris, Images Secrètes de Paris, published by René Kieffer with an accompanying text by Pierre Mac Orlan. Sold with a copy of the justification page. Condition: Fine.