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The Pondicherry Pastels.

London: Anthony D'Offay Gallery, 1986. Limited Edition. Hardcover. "Thee eighty-five pastels were drawn in the spring of 1980, in Ponchicherry, a former French colony on the Eastern Coast of India. They are reproduced here in the original size. The book was made at the Kalakshetra Press, under the direction of C.T. Nachiappan. The colour plates are tipped onto handmade paper from the Sri Aenobindo Ashram in Pondicherry. The end papers and inside pages were designed by Ettore Sottsass. Published by Anthony d'Offay...and signed by the artists." (colophon). Near Fine. Minimal shelf/edge wear (copper prone to rubbing), one plate band rumpled (build flaw), else tight, bright and unmarred. Halfbound, green cloth spine and tips, embossed copper plated boards, printed endpapers, many leaves marbled, tipped in plates. Small fo. np. Illus. (color and b/w plates). Numbered limited edition, this being 543 of 1000. Signed by the artist. Item #7765

Price: $550.00

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