10 April 2008,
New York, Rockefeller Center
Price realised USD 22,500
Estimate USD 12,000 - USD 18,000
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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