BALTHUS: THE DRAWINGS - 1998

Balthus: The Drawings

Book is divided into 3 sections:
  1. Balthus: Reflections on Drawing: This is a collection of quotes taken from a conversation held with Michel Archimbaud, August 1998.
  2. 127 pages of plates printed in original color, and grouped by similarities.
  3. Balthus and the Colour of Lines, written by Jean-Pierre Faye

Balthasar Klossowski de Rola (1908-2001), best known as Balthus, was a Polish-French modern artist.This is a collection of his drawings and includes many studies. 144 pages. 11.75 x 11.75 inches.

Translated from the French. First English edition published by: Editions Adam Biro, Paris. 1998.

Hardback is overall in NEAR FINE condition, with a VERY GOOD+ DJ.

  • ISBN: 287660244X
  • White cloth over boards is very clean, with crisp black text on spine.
  • Lower edges exhibit very minimal shelfwear.
  • Binding is secure.
  • Inside pages are bright and clear, free of writing and intentional marks.
  • Front end page has bookplate for James A. Mitchner Art Museum, donated by Alan Goldstein.
  • Illustrated dust jacket looks very nice behind Mylar, and is backed with archival paper.
  • Closer examination reveals some light soiling to plain white portions, a crease in back foot margin, and a long closed tear from head of back shoulder.
  • Book may exhibit additional minor signs of age or wear.
  • CR20151231

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