ETCHING FOR STEPHEN SPENDER “FRATERNITY”

Wassily Kandinsky
ETCHING FOR STEPHEN SPENDER “FRATERNITY”
drypoint
1939

An original hand-signed Wassily Kandinsky drypoint print.

1939

Original drypoint printed in black ink on laid paper

Hand-signed in pencil in the margin lower right Kandinsky, also signed in the plate wit the artist’s monogram lower left. 

A superb impression of the definitive state of this rare drypoint, from the edition of 113.  Published by the collaborators in the project; printed at Stanley William Hayter’s Atelier 17, Paris. 

Catalog: Roethel 202.

5 1/8 x 3 inches

Sheet Size: 8 x 6 inches

This drypoint was published as an illustration to the poem “Fraternity” by Stephen Spender, along with original prints by John Buckland-Wright, Stanley William Hayter, Josef Hecht, Dalla Husband, Roderick Mead, Joan Miró, Dolph Reiser and Louis Vargas, in a fund raising effort in support of the Republican cause during the Spanish Civil War.  Concerning this undertaking, Stanley William Hayter, the founder and owner of Atelier 17, wrote to H.K. Roethel on June 6, 1967: The publication . . . was my own idea and also financed by me.  It was sold for a fund to feed children during the war in Spain.

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