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    Sale 2110

    Fine Photobooks From An Important Private Collection

    10 April 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 29

    MOI VER

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    MOI VER
    Paris. Introduction by Fernand Léger. Paris: Jeanne Walter, 1931.
    Quarto (294 x 220 mm). 78 pages of black and white photomontages. Original photo-illustrated wrappers (re-backed preserving the original spine, restoration to the spine and corners); cloth folding box. Provenance: Anita Loos (1889-1981), author (pictorial bookplate).

    FIRST EDITION OF THIS "FRESH AND STARTLING PHOTOBOOK MASTERPIECE"; "a breathtaking compendium of odd angles, multiple exposures, sandwiched negatives and fractured spaces"; "the Paris seen in Moï Ver's astonishing book... is unequivocally the Paris of the here and now, or of the future" (The Photobook). "No one has yet matched Moï Ver's vision of the brutal, chaotic, irresistible modern city" (101 Books). From the collection of acclaimed screenwriter and author Anita Loos. 101 Books, pp.70-71; The Open Book, 100-101; The Photobook, vol. I, pp. 120, 128-29; Regards à travers le livre 45.


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