BRASSAI: ARTISTS OF MY LIFE - 1982 [Signed Limited Edition] *signed photogravure*


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Brassai: The Artists of My Life

by Brassai

translated from the French by Richard Miller

SIGNED EDITION, Limited and Numbered. No. 98/150. Hand pulled dust-grained photogravure of Henri Matisse drawing from the nude, presented in a separate binding attached to book. New York: The Viking Press, 1982.

Hardback fine binding is overall in NEAR FINE condition with VERY GOOD original plastic wrap.

  • ISBN: 0670136492
  • Volume has handsome patterned covers with bright silver on spine, and features original Lucite fastener at fore edge, binding of photogravure.
  • Book displays minimal overall wear and looks new.
  • Binding is secure.
  • Photogravure is protected behind clean, intact tissue guard, neatly secured behind tabs.
  • Interior is minimally toned.
  • Inside pages are free of writing and intentional marks.
  • Plastic wrap is taped along opening, and has limitation copy number on lower corner. (See photos)
  • Book may exhibit additional minor signs of age or wear.
  • SC20190724

223 pages. 9.75 x 11.75 inches.

Fine binding features handsome patterned covers with Lucite fastener at fore edge to secure closure of photogravure bound to front cover. Book has retained original plastic wrap with limitation number.

Written as a memoir of his friendships with other artists, this exceptional volume is a tribute to the great painters and sculptors who inspired this famous photographer and author. These are not only the memoirs of an artist, but also and foremost an insight into the life and works of the greatest figures of twentieth century painting and sculpture. The author narrates his first encounters with artists such as Georges Braque, Salvador Dali, Le Corbusier, Henri Matisse and Pablo Picasso. Filled with interesting details only one who knew them personally could provide, the volume allows an intimate view into their lives, as well as the discovery of original anecdotes. It is a gem for any art lover. 

Brassai (1899-1984) was a Hungarian-French photographer, sculptor, medalist, writer, and filmmaker who rose to international fame in France in the 20th century. [Wikipedia]

Lavishly illustrated with B&W photographs. Includes an introduction, as well as a narration of the encounter with each artist. 

EDITION POINTS: Limited edition statement is on translucent onion skin paper, as well as limitation number and signature. Page also states: "specially selected sheets have been bound in a unique and deluxe style. This limited edition is accompanied by a hand-pulled dust-grained gravure, made by John Goodman and signed by Brassai, of Henri Matisse drawing from the nude, 1939. The binding has been designed by Sage Reynolds and executed at the Four Hands Bindery, New York."

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