Lot n° 1282
1500 - 2000
Result with fees
: 6 951EUR
Héliogabale ou l'Anarchiste couronné. Paris, Denoël et Steele, .
In-8 [192 x 141] of 191 pp. paperback, modern hardback folder and slipcase.
First edition, illustrated with 6 vignettes by André Derain.
In resonance with the Theatre of Cruelty (1932), the Roman emperor is presented not as a madman, but as an artist and the poet of anarchist excess. Perhaps the most autobiographical work in the crossing of the chasms haunted by Antonin Artaud (1896-1948).
A COPY PRINTED ESPECIALLY FOR ANDRÉ DERAIN, ON PUR FIL LAFUMA,
WITH AUTOGRAPH DISPATCH: to you dear André Derain // who among men // modern are the only one // to give me // the impression of an "Initiate" // Antonin Artaud
Painter and engraver, André Derain (1880-1954), after fauve and then cubist beginnings, practiced a classicism that inspired, in the 1930s, his creations of costumes and sets for the theater and the Ballets russes.
Provenance: Dominique de Villepin, with bookplate designed by Zao Wou-Ki (2013, n° 133).
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