ARTAUD, Antonin.

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ARTAUD, Antonin.
Van Gogh, the suicide of society. Paris, K publisher, [1947]. In-12 [166 x 130] of (2) blank ff. 71 pp, (2) ff. the last one blank, 7 plates : stapled, modern folder and case. First edition: it is illustrated with the reproduction of seven paintings by Van Gogh. One of 630 numbered copies on Marais Crèvecoeur, the only one on large paper (one of 30 H.C., n° XXIX). Beautiful autograph lettering signed: to Pierre Loeb // Van Gogh died // in front of his body // or his body in front of // him // Pierre Loeb // loved Van Gogh // too much not to brush up against // the same death // which will come back // to correct the // first // on the day of glory // Antonin Artaud Founder of the Galerie Pierre in Paris, Pierre Loeb (1897-1964) was a close friend of Antonin Artaud, who notably executed numerous portraits of him and his daughter Florence. The provenance is all the more interesting since it was Pierre Loeb himself who submitted the idea of this book to Antonin Artaud; he provided part of the funds necessary for its publication.
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