Nov 12, 2020 - Sale 2550

Sale 2550 - Lot 458

Price Realized: $ 17,500
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 12,000 - $ 18,000

Lithograph on cream wove paper, 1944. 343x468 mm; 13 1/2x18 3/8 inches, wide margins. Signed and numbered 110/200 in pencil, lower left. A superb, dark and well-inked impression with strong contrasts.

Escher (1898-1972) was foremost a printmaker, creating hundreds of lithographs and woodcuts over the course of his career. He experimented with fantastically impossible architectural renderings and tessellations after a 1922 visit to the sprawling Moorish palace La Alhambra in Granada, Spain. Escher wrote of the interest, "It remains an extremely absorbing activity, a real mania to which I have become addicted, and from which I sometimes find it hard to tear myself away." Bool 331.