1964 Soft-ground etching and etching Image: 2 3/4 x 2 3/8 in.; paper: 4 1/8 x 3 11/16 in
One of six etchings for Demain (Tomorrow), a book with a poem by Dorothea Tanning, Editions Georges Visat et Cie., Paris
In her own words...
Making a tiny book was an irresistible temptation in this age of gigantism and, again with Georges Visat as master etcher as well as publisher, Demain was begun. I can still see Visat wiping colors on the little plates while I stood by, always imploring for another try. There must have been fifty of these. Finally it was ready: a miniature poem with four minuscule etchings, and front and back cover etchings. For my own words my own images -- what more could one ask?
–from Dorothea Tanning: Hail Delirium! A Catalogue Raisonné of the Artist’s Illustrated Books and Prints, 1942-1991, New York: The New York Public Library, 1992, p. 93.