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Allen Jones (British, b.1937)
A Fleet of Buses (plate B)
1966
Color lithograph
Edition of 20 - this is a rare, unrecorded Bon a tirer proof for the edition
Signed, dated and annotated in pencil
Sheet: 25 3/16 x 22 7/16 inches (64 x 57 cm)
This work has been sold.

Lithograph printed in colors, a fine, fresh impression of the only known state of this particularly rare example of this edition, the full sheet, with the lower left and right corners "cut out", as issued, printed on Arches paper, to the edges, hand-signed and dated in pencil in the lower right, also annotated "Bon a tirer" in pencil in the lower left, also with color approval notations for the edition in pencil by Allen Jones, verso, executed in an edition of only 20 (there were also 3 Artists Proofs and 9 Tamarind proofs, plus this unrecorded Bon a tirer proof), printed by Tamarind Lithography Workshop, Los Angeles, with their chop mark, published by Editions Alecto, London, also with their chop mark, two expertly repaired tears in the upper left edge, both approximately 1/2 inch in length, otherwise in very fine overall condition, unframed.

Literature:

Lloyd, Richard with Marco Livingstone.  Allen Jones Prints.  1995, Prestel, New York and Munich, plate 23, illustrated in color (another example), also pp.113-114, no.37b - this example is an unrecorded Bon a tirer for the edition, illustrated (another example).

Notes:

The present work is a rare, unrecorded Bon a tirer proof for the Plate B from the portfolio of 5 lithographs entitled, A Fleet of Buses.  This print is inscribed in pencil on the reverse with color approval notations by Allen Jones.