Francis Bott lithograph printed on Marais watermarked paper. Printed in yellow, green and black. Signed, dated ‘51 and one of 5 copies by the artist in pencil. There are some handling creases and minor marginal tears, all of which are in the margin and could be mounted out. I have tried to photograph all.
Image size 390 x 480mm
Page Size 500 x 650mm
(Ref: Henze 168)
In the 1930’s-40’s Bott exhibited at the Galerie Maeght Surrealist show organised by André Breton and Marcel Duchamp. However, after 1948 Bott’s work transformed into abstraction and he was showing alongside Pierre Soulages, Hans Hartung and Ben Nicholson. A film made in 1957 about him, Soulages and Vieira da Silva, titled ‘Three Artists From Montparnasse’ they were the centre of the École de Paris movement at the time.The lithograph was made in this period.