ANDRE MIKHAILOVITCH LANSKOY – Ainsi furent acheves le ciel et la terre, 1966
Sheet size: 605 x 480 mm
Edition: 125 – Unsigned
Thus the heavens and the earth were finished. Original lithograph, printed by Mourlot on vélin d'Arches. Lanskoy's version of the Book of Genesis was published by Les Bibliophiles de l'Union Française in an edition strictly limited to 125 copies. Our print does not come from one of these books, but from a portfolio of proofs. We have found no record of the commercial existence of such portfolios, and ours evidently belonged to either the printer, publisher or artist; some of the proofs are untrimmed, and the white edges on these contain pencil annotations concerned with the composition of the book. These oversize prints are in excellent condition with the very occasional tiny nick at the edge. Ref: Monod 5242. Condition: Excellent, see description.