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A Toute Epreuve (D 221) Avant la lettre, Woodcut by Joan Miro
By Joan Miró
Located in Long Island City, NY
Joan Miro, Spanish (1893 - 1983) - A Toute Epreuve (D 221) Avant la lettre, Year: 1958, Medium
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1950s Modern Prints and Multiples

Materials

Woodcut

A Toute Epreuve (D 185) Avant la lettre, Woodcut by Joan Miro
By Joan Miró
Located in Long Island City, NY
Joan Miro, Spanish (1893 - 1983) - A Toute Epreuve (D 185) Avant la lettre, Year: 1958, Medium
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1950s Modern Prints and Multiples

Materials

Woodcut

A Toute Epreuve (D 231) Avant la lettre, Woodcut by Joan Miro
By Joan Miró
Located in Long Island City, NY
Joan Miro, Spanish (1893 - 1983) - A Toute Epreuve (D 231) Avant la lettre, Year: 1958, Medium
Category

1950s Modern Prints and Multiples

Materials

Woodcut

Salvador Dali (after) - New-York: Plaza (poster edition) - Lithograph
By (after) Salvador Dali
Located in Collonge Bellerive, Geneve, CH
/"avant la lettre" poster edition) Printed Signature, dated 1964 Dimensions: 50 x 65 cm Provenance
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1960s Surrealist Figurative Prints

Materials

Lithograph

Umbracle
By Joan Miró
Located in Madrid, MD
. Exemplary H.C. This copy belongs to the "avant la lettre" print run, the editor being the Gaspar Room
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1970s Abstract Abstract Paintings

Materials

Lithograph

Umbracle
H 29.14 in W 22.05 in
Louisiana
By Pierre Alechinsky
Located in Paris, FR
) This lithograph is a poster avant la lettre, of which the Centre Pompidou owns a copy. In this
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1960s Abstract Abstract Prints

Materials

Lithograph

Small Improvisations
By Georges Mathieu
Located in Paris, FR
66.00 cm. x 48.50 cm. 25.98 in. x 19.09 in. (paper) Our three-color lithograph is a small avant la
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1960s Abstract Abstract Prints

Materials

Lithograph

Untitled
By Maurice Estève
Located in Paris, FR
) Avant la lettre print of the lithographic poster for the Estève exhibition at Galerie Louis Carré & Cie
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1990s Abstract Abstract Prints

Materials

Lithograph

Untitled
H 31.5 in W 23.78 in
Affiche no.87 - 1964 - Eduardo Chillida - Lithograph - Contemporary
By Eduardo Chillida
Located in Roma, IT
held at the Maeght Gallery, Paris, in 1964. In addition, 125 copies before text ("avant la lettre
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1960s Contemporary Abstract Prints

Materials

Lithograph

Original travel poster by Jean Lacaze Affiche Eaux Bonnes before the letter
By Julien Lacaze
Located in PARIS, FR
Bonnes Avant la Lettre" exudes the charm and allure of this picturesque destination. Commissioned by the
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1920s Prints and Multiples

Materials

Linen, Paper, Lithograph

1957 original exhibition poster by Pablo Picasso Manolo Huguet
By Pablo Picasso
Located in PARIS, FR
épreuves sur Arches + 100 épreuves avant la lettre signées Mourlot
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1950s Prints and Multiples

Materials

Paper, Lithograph

"La Lettre" Large color lithograph
By Jean-Pierre Cassigneul
Located in San Francisco, CA
This art work titled "La Lettre" 1990 is an original color lithograph on wove paper by French
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Late 20th Century Post-Impressionist Figurative Prints

Materials

Lithograph

Spanish Artist signed limited edition original art print numbered lithograph
By Joan Miró
Located in Miami, FL
Barcelona (avant la lettre)', 1975 lithograph on paper 14.2 x 11.9 in. (36 x 30 cm.) Edition of 75 Unframed
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1970s Abstract Prints and Multiples

Materials

Paper, Lithograph

Spanish artist 1964 original lithograph limited edition unsigned art print n56
By Joan Miró
Located in Miami, FL
Joan Miró (Spain, 1893-1983) 'Sala Gaspar, Metras and Belarte Gallery (avant la lettre)', 1964
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1960s Abstract Prints and Multiples

Materials

Paper, Lithograph, Color

Terres de grand feu, 1956
By Joan Miró
Located in Palo Alto, CA
lower left corner, it is hand-signed by the artist in the lower right. An H.C. edition and avant la
Category

1950s Modern Figurative Prints

Materials

Lithograph

Marc Chagall (after) - Lettre à mon peintre Raoul Dufy
By (after) Marc Chagall
Located in Collonge Bellerive, Geneve, CH
(after) Marc Chagall Lithograph after a watercolor, published in the book "Lettre à mon peintre
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1960s Surrealist Animal Prints

Materials

Lithograph

La Morte Amoureuse
Located in Roma, IT
colored engravings inside the text and 2 separate state, b/w and color "avant lettre" as separate suite at
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Early 1900s Modern More Art

Materials

Paper

La Morte Amoureuse
La Morte Amoureuse
H 10.44 in W 7.09 in D 1.19 in
La Morte Amoureuse - Rare Book by A. P. Lauren/E. Decisy - 1900s
Located in Roma, IT
"avant lettre" en tant que suite séparée à la fin du volume. Edition avec couverture originale, de
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Early 1900s Modern Figurative Prints

Materials

Paper

Vase Jerome Massier céramique Francaise Art Nouveau French Riviera circa 1900
By Jerome Massier
Located in AIX-LES-BAINS, FR
Vase Jérôme Massier (1820-1909) Décor émaillé, produit avant 1900. Les lettres AM signifient Alpes
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Early 20th Century French Art Nouveau Vases

Materials

Ceramic

Avigdor Arikha Modernist Israeli Lithograph Jerusalem Landscape Bezalel School
By Avigdor Arikha
Located in Surfside, FL
de la Ville Paris, Paris, France 1989 Prix des Arts des Lettres et des Sciences, Fondation du
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1970s Modern Landscape Drawings and Watercolors

Materials

Lithograph

Avigdor Arikha Modernist Israeli Lithograph Jerusalem Landscape Bezalel School
By Avigdor Arikha
Located in Surfside, FL
de la Ville Paris, Paris, France 1989 Prix des Arts des Lettres et des Sciences, Fondation du
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1970s Modern Landscape Drawings and Watercolors

Materials

Lithograph

Avigdor Arikha Modernist Israeli Lithograph Jerusalem Landscape Bezalel School
By Avigdor Arikha
Located in Surfside, FL
de la Ville Paris, Paris, France 1989 Prix des Arts des Lettres et des Sciences, Fondation du
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1970s Modern Landscape Drawings and Watercolors

Materials

Lithograph

Avigdor Arikha Modernist Israeli Lithograph Jerusalem Landscape Bezalel School
By Avigdor Arikha
Located in Surfside, FL
de la Ville Paris, Paris, France 1989 Prix des Arts des Lettres et des Sciences, Fondation du
Category

1970s Modern Landscape Drawings and Watercolors

Materials

Lithograph

Avigdor Arikha Modernist Israeli Lithograph Jerusalem Landscape Bezalel School
By Avigdor Arikha
Located in Surfside, FL
de la Ville Paris, Paris, France 1989 Prix des Arts des Lettres et des Sciences, Fondation du
Category

1970s Modern Landscape Drawings and Watercolors

Materials

Lithograph

Avigdor Arikha Modernist Israeli Lithograph Jerusalem Landscape Bezalel School
By Avigdor Arikha
Located in Surfside, FL
de la Ville Paris, Paris, France 1989 Prix des Arts des Lettres et des Sciences, Fondation du
Category

1970s Modern Landscape Drawings and Watercolors

Materials

Lithograph

Avigdor Arikha Modernist Israeli Lithograph Jerusalem Landscape Bezalel School
By Avigdor Arikha
Located in Surfside, FL
de la Ville Paris, Paris, France 1989 Prix des Arts des Lettres et des Sciences, Fondation du
Category

1970s Modern Landscape Drawings and Watercolors

Materials

Lithograph

Red Composition by TOSHIMITSU ÏMAI - Contemporary, Abstract, Oil on canvas
By Toshimitsu Imai
Located in London, GB
1928 Imai was part of the 20th century Japanese avant-garde. He began his formal education at the Tokyo
Category

1960s Abstract Expressionist Abstract Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil

Soleil Fendu by TOSHIMITSU ÏMAI - Abstract, Oil painting, Art Informel Movement
By Toshimitsu Imai
Located in London, GB
de la Légion d'honneur in 1996 and in 1997, an Officier de l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres.
Category

1960s Abstract Abstract Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil

Vagues 'Wave' by TOSHIMITSU IMAÏ - Abstract Art, 20th-Century Japanese Artist
By Toshimitsu Imai
Located in London, GB
Imai was part of the 20th century Japanese avant-garde. He began his formal education at the Tokyo
Category

1990s Abstract Abstract Paintings

Materials

Acrylic, Paper

Alessandro Mendini - "Dipylon" Rand Totem Sculpture
By Alessandro Mendini
Located in Collonge Bellerive, Geneve, CH
avant-garde design and an important trend-setter. His work is exemplary for the cross-over between art
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Abstract Sculptures

Materials

Ceramic

A Maiakovski (For Mayakovsky) signed by Alechinsky & Christine Rochefort #10/50
By Pierre Alechinsky
Located in New York, NY
d'Architecture et des Arts Décoratifs (La Cambre, Brussels). At the same time, he started painting and joined the
Category

Mid-20th Century Modern Abstract Prints

Materials

Lithograph, Offset

Femme au bouquet de fleurs (Lady with Flower Bouquet)
By (after) Marc Chagall
Located in Collonge Bellerive, Geneve, CH
bouquet de fleurs (Lady with Flower Bouquet). Signed on the stone by the Artist. From Lettre à mon peintre
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1960s Surrealist Portrait Prints

Materials

Lithograph

Harpy
By Edvard Munch
Located in London, GB
image, and 'avant la lettre' in pencil under the signature. With the stamp of the collector Harald Holst
Category

Late 19th Century Modern Nude Prints

Materials

Drypoint

Mid-Century Modern Parry Lounge Chair Model Lotus in Teak and Grey New Fabric
By Rob Parry, De Ster Gelderland
Located in Beek en Donk, NL
, high quality wool (Ploegwool by De Ploeg). Parry was an Industrial designer 'avant la lettre', and
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Vintage 1960s Dutch Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Metal

Fulvio Bianconi for Venini 1970s Turquoise Vase with Applied Lines
By Fulvio Bianconi & Paolo Venini
Located in Halstead, GB
obligations. A freelancer 'avant la lettre'. His style is fluent, organic abstract (with influences from the
Category

Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vases

Materials

Art Glass

Watercolor of a Statenjacht, Signed F.H. Onslow
Located in Werkendam, NL
-called million dollar yacht "avant la lettre, a so-called Statenjacht, like the one presented to Charles
Category

Early 20th Century English Mid-Century Modern Paintings

Materials

Paper

Terres de grand feu, 1956
By Joan Miró
Located in Oakland Hills, CA
, it is hand-signed by the artist in the lower right. An H.C. edition and avant la lettre edition on
Category

1950s Surrealist Prints and Multiples

"Work" Abstract Postwar Avant-Garde, Oil on canvas
Located in PARIS, FR
also befriended other great masters of the Italian avant-garde - Lucio Fontana, Enrico Castellani and
Category

Mid-20th Century Abstract Abstract Paintings

Materials

Oil

Abstract Painting by Postwar Japanese Avant-Garde Artist Toshimitsu Imai
By Toshimitsu Imai
Located in PARIS, FR
Toshimitsu Imai (1928-2002) emerges as a remarkable figure in the postwar Japanese avant-garde art
Category

Mid-20th Century Abstract Abstract Paintings

Materials

Oil

Exceptional Burr Walnut Imperial Monogrammed Bureau-Bookcase, Scriban
Located in Werkendam, NL
, for daily use the mirror room behind the little door as a shrine or an entertainment-center avant la
Category

Antique 18th Century Dutch Baroque Secretaires

Materials

Brass

Rare 18th Century Masonic Painting "Freemasonry a Secret Unveiled"
By Jan Punt
Located in Werkendam, NL
la lettre" were the first the new government received. Incidentally George C. Marshal was also a
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Antique 1760s Dutch Baroque Paintings

Materials

Linen

Rare 18th Century Masonic Painting "Freemasonry a Secret Unveiled"
Rare 18th Century Masonic Painting "Freemasonry a Secret Unveiled"
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H 26.38 in W 22.84 in D 0.79 in
Deux canards volants devant la grande pleine lune.
By Katsushika Hokusai
Located in PARIS, FR
Katsushika HOKUSAÏ (Edo (Tokyo) 1760 † 1849) Deux canards volants devant la grande pleine lune
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19th Century Animal Prints

Materials

Woodcut

Les martyrs du Japon.
By Jacques Callot
Located in PARIS, FR
la limite du trait carré à droite, au sujet en haut et à gauche, sous la lettre en pied. Petits
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17th Century More Prints

Materials

Etching

Une Reine du cirque. c.1820.
By Francisco Goya
Located in PARIS, FR
belle épreuve avant lettre. Edition probable à 5 exemplaires. Marges. CAT XXIV n°8
Category

1820s More Prints

Materials

Aquatint, Etching

Une Reine du cirque. c.1820.
Une Reine du cirque. c.1820.
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H 12.01 in W 17.52 in
Chevalier by Toshimitsu Imai, Abstract, Art Informel Movement
By Toshimitsu Imai
Located in PARIS, FR
Toshimitsu Imai (1928-2002) emerges as a remarkable figure in the postwar Japanese avant-garde art
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1960s Abstract Abstract Paintings

Materials

Oil

"Mirage" Abstract Postwar Oil & marble powder on canvas
Located in PARIS, FR
also befriended other great masters of the Italian avant-garde - Lucio Fontana, Enrico Castellani and
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1960s Abstract Abstract Paintings

Materials

Oil

Affiche avant la lettre No. 142
By Jean-Paul Riopelle
Located in Westmount, QC
Jean-Paul Riopelle, 1923-2002, Canadian Affiche avant la lettre No. 142 Lithograph 27.5 x 19.25 in
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Late 20th Century Abstract Abstract Prints

Materials

Lithograph

A Toute Epreuve (D 164) Avant la lettre, Woodcut by Joan Miro
By Joan Miró
Located in Long Island City, NY
Joan Miro, Spanish (1893 - 1983) - A Toute Epreuve (D 164) Avant la lettre, Portfolio: A Toute
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1950s Modern Prints and Multiples

Materials

Woodcut

1982 Pablo Picasso 'Tauromachie (avant la lettre)' Cubism Multicolor, White
By Pablo Picasso
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Arches paper without text, (avant la lettre), engraved by Henri Deschamps, printed at Mourlot, in Paris
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1980s Prints and Multiples

Materials

Lithograph

A Toute Epreuve (D216), Woodcut by Joan Miro
By Joan Miró
Located in Long Island City, NY
, Reference: Dupin 216, Description: An example Avant la lettre. From the collection of the late Larry Saphire.
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1950s Modern Prints and Multiples

Materials

Woodcut

Homenatge a Gaudi
By Joan Miró
Located in Paris, FR
la lettre sur vélin d'Arches Exhibition "Homenatge a Gaudi" Galeria Maeght, Barcelona June-July 1079
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1970s Abstract Abstract Prints

Materials

Lithograph

Original Vintage Poster 'LES METAMORPHOSES' by Braque, 1963
By Georges Braque
Located in Melbourne, Victoria
designs. We believe this is the poster before the text was added ‘avant la lettre. "Georges Braque was
Category

Vintage 1960s French International Style Posters

Materials

Paper

Harpy
By Edvard Munch
Located in London, GB
edge of the image, and 'avant la lettre' in pencil under the signature. With the stamp of the collector
Category

1890s Symbolist Figurative Prints

Materials

Drypoint

Harpy
H 11.4 in W 8.6 in
Expo 60 - Musée Galliéra
By Tsuguharu Leonard Foujita
Located in Saint Augustine, FL
(1886-1968) titled "Expo 60 - Musée Galliéra (avant la lettre)", 1960. Signed in the plate by Foujita
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1960s Romantic Figurative Prints

Materials

Lithograph

Dove of Peace
By (after) Pablo Picasso
Located in Fort Lauderdale, FL
in pencil in the lower left. This work is from the 'avant la lettre' edition. There was also an
Category

1940s Expressionist Animal Prints

Materials

Offset

1969 After Pablo Picasso 'Portrait of Rene Char (no text)' Cubism
By Pablo Picasso
Located in Brooklyn, NY
#291 Original lithograph (avant la lettre) by Picasso created for the Musee d'Art Moderne de Ceret
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1960s Prints and Multiples

Materials

Lithograph

Affiche no.87 - 1964 - Eduardo Chillida - Lithograph - Contemporary
By Eduardo Chillida
Located in Roma, IT
held at the Maeght Gallery, Paris, in 1964. In addition, 125 copies before text ("avant la lettre
Category

1960s Contemporary Abstract Prints

Materials

Lithograph

Tomado Wall Unit by Adriaan Dekker / WO1
By Adriaan Dekker
Located in Antwerp, BE
teak as well, like this one. The system is DIY Avant-la-lettre, the shelves easily hook onto their
Category

Vintage 1960s Dutch Mid-Century Modern Shelves

Materials

Steel

Tomado Wall Unit by Adriaan Dekker / WO1
Tomado Wall Unit by Adriaan Dekker / WO1
H 29.53 in W 118.12 in L 29.53 in
Le Pont Marie - Original Etching by Auguste Lepère - 1902
By Auguste Lepère
Located in Roma, IT
left corner. Éprouve avant la lettre. Excellent conditions. Very fresh and beautiful impression
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Early 1900s Figurative Prints

Materials

Etching

Ivanhoe Gambini Ceramic Tableau, Italy 1940s
Located in Hellouw, NL
contrast even greater. The composition and style of this work are a kind of Keith Haring avant la lettre
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Vintage 1940s Italian Mid-Century Modern Abstract Sculptures

Materials

Ceramic

Ivanhoe Gambini Ceramic Tableau, Italy 1940s
Ivanhoe Gambini Ceramic Tableau, Italy 1940s
H 63.98 in W 24.22 in D 0.99 in
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Find the exact avant la lettre you’re shopping for in the variety available on 1stDibs. You can easily find an example made in the abstract style, while we also have 4 abstract versions to choose from as well. Finding the perfect avant la lettre may mean sifting through those created during different time periods — you can find an early version that dates to the 19th Century and a newer variation that were made as recently as the 21st Century. On 1stDibs, the right avant la lettre is waiting for you and the choices span a range of colors that includes gray, beige, white and black. There have been many interesting avant la lettre examples over the years, but those made by Avigdor Arikha, Toshimitsu Imai, (after) Marc Chagall, Joan Miró and Jean-Pierre Cassigneul are often thought to be among the most thought-provoking. These artworks were handmade with extraordinary care, with artists most often working in lithograph, paint and canvas.

How Much is a Avant La Lettre?

An avant la lettre can differ in price owing to various characteristics — the average selling price for items in our inventory is $2,353, while the lowest priced sells for $1,200 and the highest can go for as much as $93,074.