WITH EIGHT MAGNIFICENT POSTER-SIZE PLATES FOR DIFFERENT OPERAS, SIGNED AND NUMBERED BY ARTISTS ANTONIO CLAVÉ, LÉONOR FINI, RICHARD LINDNER, MARINO MARINI, ANDRÉ MASSON, LARRY RIVERS, PAUL WUNDERLICH, AND JAMIE WYETH
CLAVÉ, Antonio, FINI, Léonor, LINDNER, Richard, MARINI, Marino, MASSON, André, RIVERS, Larry, WUNDERLICH, Paul Wunderlich and WYETH, Jamie. Metropolitan Opera Fine Art. New York: Metropolitan Opera Society and Circle Gallery, 1978. Double elephant folio (23-1/2 by 31-1/2 inches), leaves laid loose in original portfolio, as issued. $28,000.
Deluxe limited first edition, number IV of only 25 copies with eight enormous poster-size prints for eight different operas by eight different artists, each signed and numbered by their respective artist.
The eight works, each signed and numbered "IV" by their respective artists, are as follows:
Antonio Clavé—Carmen. A five color embossed intaglio print editioned at the atelier Maurice Rousseau in Monaco. One of 25 on hand-made Japanese paper.
Léonor Fini—Tristan und Isolde. A twelve color serigraph editioned at Serigraphie Michel Caza. One of 35 on hand-made Japanese paper.
Richard Lindner—Der Rosenkavalier. A twenty-two color lithograph editioned at American Atelier, New York City. One of 25 on hand-made Japanese paper.
Marino Marini—Lat Traviata. An eleven color lithograph editioned at Mourlot, Paris. One of 25 on Rives Moulin de Gué paper.
André Masson—Don Giovanni. A nine color lithograph editioned at Mourlot, Paris. One of 25 on Rives Moulin de Gué paper.
Larry Rivers—Madama Butterfly. A mixed-media print of eight colors in lithography and three colors in serigraphy, editioned at Styria Studios, New York City. One of 25 on hand-made Japanese paper.
Paul Wunderlich—Aïda. A five color lithograph editioned at Mattieu Ag, Dielsdorf, Switzerland. One of 25 on BFK Rives paper.
Jamie Wyeth—La Bohème. A sixteen color lithograph, editioned at the American Atelier, New York City. One of 25 on BFK Rives paper. There was also an edition of 250 copies.