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Sale 2437 | Lot 593
Estimate: $35,000 - $50,000
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Sale 2437 Lot 593
LE CORBUSIER Unité.
Portfolio with complete text, 20 aquatints and etchings and 17 color aquatints and etchings (37 prints total), 1953. 568x451 mm; 22 3/8x17 3/4 inches (sheets), loose as issued.
One of 30 artist's proof, deluxe sets, aside from the edition of 130. Numbered "VI" on the justification page. Each aquatint and etching numbered "VI/X" in pencil, lower margin; one signed in pencil, lower margin. Each color aquatint and etching numbered "VI/XXX" in pencil, lower margin, and 16 signed in pencil, lower margin. Printed by Crommelynck and Fequet et Baudier, Paris. Published by Alain C. Mazo, Paris. Original linen-covered portfolio.
Superb impressions with strong colors. Scarce in this issue, with the 37 prints total; we have found just one other such set at auction in the past 30 years.