18 November 2014
UZELAC, Milivoj (1897-1977) -- TROTTOIR, Honoré de (pseudonym). An album of original drawings titled Zoologie, Prague, c.1915-1919.
Oblong folio (300 x 340 mm). Manuscript title with pen-and-ink vignette, eight pen-and-ink and watercolour drawings, and two pen-and-ink drawings. All mounted in a contemporary stab-stitched pasteboard album, the front cover titled in manuscript with a drawing repeating the title page design (lacking the string and with leaves loose).
AN ALBUM OF EROTIC DRAWINGS AND EXPLICIT CARICATURES showing the leaders of the central powers during the First World War: Kaiser Wilhelm, Emperor Franz Joseph, and King Charles of Hungary. By way of an exlibris Uzelac has drawn a self-portrait with Kaiser Wilhelm hanging by a noose from the artist’s phallus. Uzelac, a leading figure in the Croatian modern art scene, moved to Prague in 1915 and returned to Zagreb in 1919.
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