Sale: 328 / Rare Books, Nov. 19./20. 2007 in Hamburg Lot 113

 
Joan Miró - Char/Miro, Le Marteau sans maître. 1976


 
113
Joan Miró
Char/Miro, Le Marteau sans maître. 1976
Estimate:
€ 12,000 / $ 14,040
Sold:
€ 16,200 / $ 18.954

(incl. 20% surcharge)
Lot description
Char, R., Le marteau sans maître. Mit 23 (8 doppelblattgr.) Orig.-Farb-Aquatintaradierungen von J. Miró. Paris, Vent d'Arles (1976). Lose Lagen in OPp.-Decke mit schwarzgepr. Deckelillustration und in OHLdr.-Kassette. Folio.
Cramer 216. - Dupin IV, 944-966. - Monod 2623. - 1 von 125 num. Exemplaren, im Druckvermerk von Autor und Künstler signiert (GA 215). - Erste Ausgabe der Gedichtsammlung mit diesen Illustrationen. Druck der Radierungen bei Morsang, Paris. - "What culminated in 1976 in a very great book, grew out of René Char and Joan Miró's deep friendship, mutual admiration and numerous encounters, alternating text and engravings ... Miró boldly translates the principle of contradiction at the poem's core by contrasting the single pages with vibrant dancing figures to the double pages with their intense crisscrossing of an instrumental black among crumbling or blossoming lines and colors ... Like the alternating repetition of a fugue, engravings and poems join and celebrate the surfacing of a single stick of dynamite, about to explode in the open space." (Dupin IV, S. 5-6) - Vereinz. gering stockfleckig, die Graphiken nur im Rand und mit schwachem Abklatsch. Decke minim. eingerissen, Kassette fleckig und beschabt.
First edition with the illustrations by Miró. 1 of 125 numb. copies (compl. print run 215), publisher's imprint signed by Char and Miró. 23 (8 double-page) orig. colour aquatint etchings. Loose sheets in illustr. orig.-cover in orig. half calf case. - Here and there slightly foxed, prints only in the margins with occasional slight offsetting. Cover with minim. tear, case stained and scraped.

113
Joan Miró
Char/Miro, Le Marteau sans maître. 1976
Estimate:
€ 12,000 / $ 14,040
Sold:
€ 16,200 / $ 18.954

(incl. 20% surcharge)