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Francis BACON Lying Figure  (1966)

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Lying Figure, also known as Reclining Figure or Personnage Couche, an original offset lithograph in colours on Chiffon Mandeure paper, after the Francis Bacon painting, Lying Figure, 1966. Signed in pencil, an HC (Hors Commerce) copy aside from the edition, exact size unknown.  Published by Maeght Editeur, Paris and printed by Mourlot, Paris. Made for the Galerie Maeght poster before text. There was also an UNsigned, numbered (edition of 200) with a white rather than dark margin.

In very good condition with strong, bright colours, full margins (narrow, as isssued) and has never been framed. Some light handling marks at the sheet corners and a barely noticeable tiny mark at the top edge of the print. A striking and unmistakable Francis Bacon print published by the legendary left-bank Parisian gallery Maeght for their Francis Bacon exhibition in 1966. It is not known how many prints were produced but likely very few as they rarely come up for sale, and according to The Complete Prints of Francis Bacon by Migeul Orozco (no 24), only some examples from the edition were signed. Not referenced elsewhere, but Sabatier later helped Orozco reference the print (see last image opposite). Extremely rare to find a signed copy.

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