31 May 2007
HENRI CARTIER-BRESSON AND CHARLES BAUDELAIRE (author)
Portfolio for Three Poems From Les Fleurs du Mal. New York: Limited Editions Club, 1997. 4 photogravures (each 260 x 175mm on 415 x 345mm sheets of handmade paper), loose as issued in a red cloth portfolio lined with black velvet and with black paper turn-downs, front cover lettered in black.
THE RARE PORTFOLIO WITH EACH PHOTOGRAVURE SIGNED BY THE PHOTOGRAPHER. Number 2 of 60 sets from an edition of 70 sets only. The images illustrate three poems chosen by Cartier-Bresson from Baudelaire's Les Fleurs du Mal. One of these, 'Les Promesses d'un Visage', was one of the six poems which led to Baudelaire's obscenity trial and were later banned.
Contact Client Service
New York +1 212 636 2000
London +44 (0)20 7839 9060
Asia +852 2760 1766
VAT rate of 5% is payable on hammer price and at 15% on the buyer's premium
Mark Wiltshire, Associate Specialist in Science & Books, walks us through the history of Christianity’s most influential printed text
Our Books and Manuscripts specialists advise on a richly rewarding and ever-evolving collectors’ market
This March sees the first US retrospective of Donald Judd in 30 years, revealing aspects of the artist’s practice that may surprise those who think they know it well
From labels and staples to stretchers and repairs — the reverse of an artwork can reveal more about it than you might suppose