Lot n° 59
4000 - 5000
Result with fees
: 8 840EUR
AILEFROIDE, ALTITUDE 3954, Casterman 2018
Original plate no. 93 accompanied by
its preparatory stage in India ink and wash,
and its blue coloring in inks,
enhanced with pastel. Signed. Indian ink and
graphite on paper
42 × 56 cm (16.54 × 22.05 in.)
Preparatory stage: 29.6 × 41.8 cm
Things get serious for Jean-Marc Rochette and his friend Sempé. After a few runs in the Vercors, the tandem tackled their first real route in the Oisans: the famous Dibona, a granite needle over three thousand meters high. Guaranteed thrills and extreme concentration for the two novice climbers.
With this composition, I wanted to put the reader in the place of the climbers, to feel the apprehension of these two little guys from Grenoble, who have nothing of the body-built Tarzans, in front of this steep and smooth wall, where they can hurt themselves. J.-M.R.
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