Cirque Pépito

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  Medium: hand-pulled lithograph
  Image size: 24" x 18 1/4"
  Edition size: 175
  Numbered Proofs: 27
  Non-Numbered Proofs: 10
  Total Edition size: 212
  Number of colors: 12
  Year printed: 1981
  Atelier: Mourlot, Paris
  Current Price: $ 1500 Last price on secondary mkt.
During 1981 and 1982 Authouart spent much of his time painting the circus. He went, once or twice each week, to see the circus spectacle. In those days, in the north of France, the circus was not a prestigious event. It was generally the affair of a poor family with underfed animals. The family members did everything; the trapeze acts, acrobatics, juggling and very often the father was the clown.
Authouart sees the clown as an interesting figure. He feels everyone in life has many clown-like characteristics, but the clown is the only one that admits it.

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