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SA Auction #90 begins on 15 Apr 2021

US Auction #7 begins on 17 Jun 2021

Tretchikoff, Vladimir, and Anthony Hocking

Tretchikoff. Pigeon's Luck (signed "Tretchikoff 1976")

Artist's life story that reads like a thriller

Published: Collins, London, 1973

Edition: First

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  • Artist's signature on title-page
  • Derided by many critics, Tretchikoff was one of South Africa's most famous modern painters, with prints of his works selling in the hundreds of thousands; this book, however, deals more with the artist's life than with his work

Dustjacket with Tretchikoff painting to the front and Tretchikoff portrait to the back, grey cloth-boards, gilt to spine, monochrome-illustrated endpapers, 282 pp of mainly colour-illustrated text and acknowledgments

Part 1. The Japanese Attack

Part 2. Java

Part 3. The West

  • A near-fine copy overall - complete, unmarked except for signature and undiscoloured
  • Jacket Condition: Very Good
  • Binding Condition: Very Good
  • Overall Condition: Very Good
  • Sold By: Fontein Books
  • Contact Person: Richard Proctor-Sims
  • Country: South Africa
  • Email: [email protected]
  • Telephone: 051 773 0050/048 079 546 4032
  • Preferred Payment Methods: Eft, or, for overseas buyers, PayPal
  • Trade Associations: AA Approved

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