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Francesco Clemente: The Pondicherry Pastels 1980
1986

Medium
artist's book of 85 offset photo-lithographs; 84 plates slotted into pages of coloured handmade paper in discrete colour gatherings; plus 1 plate loosely inserted between colophon page and back of free end paper.
Measurements
36.5 × 27.0 cm (page) (approx.) 37.8 × 28.1 × 5.5 cm (overall)
Edition
ed. 524/1000
Inscription
printed in red ink on label on box u.c.: FRANCESCO CLEMENTE / PASTELS 1980
printed in red ink on label l.c.: ANTHONY d'OFFAY / LONDON 1986
inscribed in faded ink on label on box u.r.c.: 524
embossed on front cover u.c.: FRANCESCO CLEMENTE / PASTELS 1980
embossed on front cover l.c.: ANTHONY d'OFFAY / LONDON 1986
inscribed in pen and green ink u.c.: THE PONDICHERRY PASTELS
inscribed in pen and green ink u.l. - l.r.: These eighty-five pastels were drawn / in the Spring of 1980 in Pondicherry / a former French colony on the Eastern / Coast of India. They are reproduced / here in the original size. The book was / made at the Kalakshetre Press, under / the direction of C.T. Nachiappan. The / colour plates are tipped onto handmade / papers from the Sri Aurokindo Ashram / in Pondicherry. The endpapers and inside / pages were designed by Ettore Sottsass. / Published by Anthony d'Offay, 9 and 23 / Dering Street, London WI, in a limited / edition of one thousand copies, signed
inscribed in pen and green ink l.l.: by the artist. / This Copy 524
inscribed in pencil l.l. - l.r.: Francesco Clemente
Accession Number
1995.25
Department
International Prints and Drawings
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Gift of James Mollison, 1995
© Francesco Clemente
This digital record has been made available on NGV Collection Online through the generous support of the Joe White Bequest
Gallery location
Not on display