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    Sale 5546

    Collection Jean Lignel Dessins et manuscrits, Livres anciens et livres d'artistes

    11 December 2008, Paris

  • Lot 105

    [JOHNS] -- BECKETT, Samuel (1906-1989). Foirades - Fizzles. Gravures - Etchings Jasper Johns. Londres et New York: Petersburg Press, 1976.

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    [JOHNS] -- BECKETT, Samuel (1906-1989). Foirades - Fizzles. Gravures - Etchings Jasper Johns. Londres et New York: Petersburg Press, 1976.

    In-folio (333 x 253 mm). 33 eaux-fortes (7 à double page, 18 à pleine page et 8 vignettes) originales de Jasper Johns, dont les gardes en couleurs. En feuilles, sous étui original doublé des mêmes gardes en couleurs mais lithographiées, avec le fermoir en soie violette.

    TIRAGE UNIQUE À 250 EXEMPLAIRES (N° 52) SIGNÉS AU CRAYON PAR L'AUTEUR ET L'ARTISTE. Texte en français et anglais. "Two of the most enigmatic artists of our time, Samuel Beckett and Jasper Johns, collaborated on this complex yet elegant artist's book [...] This cerebral volume that provokes more questions than it answers is considered ONE OF THE GREATEST ARTISTS' BOOKS OF THE SECOND HALF OF THE TWENTIETH CENTURY" (Johnson). TRÈS BEL EXEMPLAIRE AVEC TOUTES LES GRAVURES EN PARFAIT ÉTAT. Johnson 162; Castleman p. 66 & 214-215 ("the short story Beckett provided for this book is printed in English and French, doubling the amount of pages and opportunities for the addition of the artist's imagery. Johns's contribution are mostly based upon the composition of one of his paintings"); From Manet to Hockney 156.


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    ONE OF THE GREATEST LIVRES D'ARTISTES OF THE SECOND HALF OF THE TWENTIETH CENTURY.