Artist : André MASSON (1896-1987)
Title : Untitled 14, 1965
Medium : Etching on Vélin de Rives paper
Type of work : Original etching signed by the artist lower right and numbered 1/50. This work is an additional large-margin edition of one of the illustrations in the book "Feuilles éparses", a tribute to René Crevel published in 1965 at 150 copies. The work shown here comes from the album known as "Album B", a separate 50-copy edition of the book. Like the book, each album contains 14 prints (including this work by André Masson), but they were printed with wide margins (38 x 29 cm instead of 21 x 17 cm) and, unlike the prints in the book, all signed by the artists, with the exception of Dominguez and Wols. The album we own also contains 2 prints by Miró, 1 by Masson and 1 by Ernst. It was owned by publisher Louis BRODER.
Dimensions : 20 x 17 cm (38 x 29 cm with margins)
Condition : Good
Provenance : Genevieve and Jean Paul Kahn collection
Expert's comment : The texts of René Crevel's "feuilles éparses" contain most of the themes dear to the surrealists: freedom, love, women, death, fantastic and distant nature, the strange and, of course, dreams. Illustrations by the greatest artists of modern art immerse us in the poet's surrealist world, amplifying the emotions felt when reading the texts. They plunge us into Crevel's unconscious, intimate world, where we find a poetry, an unexpected universe that takes us far from reality.
History of the book and the album : We advise you to read our blog "TRIBUTE TO RENÉ CREVEL : ALBUM B".
About René CREVEL : We advise you to read our blog "RENÉ CREVEL : A REBELLIOUS POET".
This description was developed by us following our expertise and the various reference books on the artist in our possession, any copying is therefore prohibited.