SPECIAL DOUBLE ISSUE OF VERVE
DEDICATED TO PABLO PICASSO
Verve. Vol VIII, No. 29/30. Vallauris-Mil Neuf Cent Cinquante Quatre.
Suite de 180 Dessins de Picasso. 28 Novembre 1953 au 3 Fevrier 1954
"Last winter, from
mid-December to the end of January 1954 Picasso was working
indefatigably on this series of drawings, which rank among the finest,
boldest, most poignantly human of all he has produced in the course of
his long and brilliant career... Almost one could fancy that in his
lonely nights at Vallauris these denizens of a world invented by himself
crowded into the artist's room, sat for him, confessed unblushingly
their most shameful secrets... We have published the series of drawings
in its entirety. They form an organic whole, born of a surging uprush of
the creative spirit, and to have omitted any of its elements would have
been a mutilation. Nevertheless, when we isolate anyone of these
elements and fix our attention on a single page, we find the fragment
almost as eye-filling as the ensemble. All the drawings are reproduced
in the exact size of the originals and in the chronological order of
their making." (Teriade).
FIRST EDITION, FIRST ISSUE
(French-language), of the special double issue of Verve
dedicated to the drawings of Pablo Picasso, focusing on the works
composed during his stay at Vallauris in 1954. With 180 plates including
16 color lithographs after Picasso printed by Mourlot.
Verve, Paris-France, 1954. Folio, original
lithographed paper covered boards.
A hint of wear to spine ends,
otherwise fine. Scarce in this condition. $3200.