That Pig of a Morin is from a portfolio of 20 lithographs “Selected Tales of Guy de Maupassant,” each based on a Guy de Maupassant (1850-1893) short story. Printed on handmade paper by Lawrence Barrett (1897-1973), Colorado Springs, CO 1945 . Edition 250 signed and titled in pencil by the artist. This is a very nice dark impression. The story is of Morin who is aggressively amorous with a young girl on a train.
Adolf Dehn (1895-1968) was one of the most notable lithographers of the 20th century. His work is held in over 100 museums including the Smithsonian. Guy Pene DuBois wrote in Creative Art “Few artists have ever made the lithographic stone work as Dehn has, got so much richness out of it, so large a range of color, so tremendously sensuous an effect”
“My attitude to life is rather sensuous—and sensual too—and only after I have filled myself with sensuous experiences can I go about working. Putting it simply: when I am fed up, I work. I am crazy about life and want to have as much out of it as I can. Take away my work and I lose interest in life, yet the work comes after my living life, or rather out of it.” Adolf Dehn
Condition: There is some tape residue 3 inches long 3/16 wide on top margin and a crease on the bottom left corner that will be covered when framed.