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Joan Mir. Joan Mir. Joan Mir.
Joan Mir.
(LEE, Christopher.) MIR, Joan.
Joan Mir.

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Published: Barcelona Ediciones Pol 1970

Stock Code: 115482

£2,000
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Details

First edition. Inscribed by the artist (in Catalan) at the request of Pere Portabella, “a Christopher Lee, amb afecte i admiracio, Miró, 11/iv/72” on the front free endpaper, with an original drawing. With a laid-in facsimile of a typed letter from Portabella, dated 27 April 2015, together with a facsmile of a covering letter from his assistant. The first reads “I, Pere Portabella, Director and Producer of Films 59 in Barcelona, Spain, certify that many years ago I purchased two art books. One by Antonie Tàpies and the other by Joan Miró. Both were signed by the artists themselves. Joan Miró also made a small drawing inside his book. I gave both of these books to Sir Christopher Lee after we spent time together since he appeared as the main character in two of my films shot in 1970 and 1972”. The films mentioned were Vampir-Cuadecu, an experimental film with Lee reprising his role as Dracula, and Umbracle, a companion piece. This monograph was published as part of the publisher’s Fotoscop series. The editor was Joan Prats Vallès.
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Description

Quarto. Original broad-weave cream cloth, spine and covers lettered and decorated in black. With the dust jacket.

Illustrations

124 photographic plates, mainly in colour; 4 folding index leaves to the rear.

Condition

Text-leaves toned, damp-stain to fore edges, only touching the text-block in the index leaves and rear free endpaper, small spot to half-title. A very good copy with bright plates, in the dust jacket which is slightly rubbed along the joints edges, with a few nicks and shallow chips, a short closed tear to the foot of the front joint, and a few pale marks.

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