ARTAUD, Antonin.

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ARTAUD, Antonin.
Héliogabale ou l'Anarchiste couronné. Paris, Denoël et Steele, [1934]. 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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