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(PICASSO, Pablo.) ÉLUARD, Paul.

A Pablo Picasso.

Availability: In stock

Published: Genève-Paris Éditions des Trois Collines, 1944

Stock Code: 132695

£2,000
signed
OR On display in 100 Fulham Road

Notes

First edition, presentation copy inscribed by Éluard "pour Rosamond ce livre où les yeux du peintre sont ouverts à chaque page et entre toutes les pages lignes, très affectueusement, Paul Eluard", presumably Rosamond Bernier (1906-2016) an American journalist, writer and art critic, often crowned "the world's most glamorous lecturer on art and high culture." She spent over twenty years in Paris after the end of the Second World War and founded leading art magazine L'Oeil in 1955. She became an integral part of the Parisian art world and a close friend of Picasso's as well as many of the other major European artists of the day, as per her memoir of the period, Matisse, Picasso, Miro as I Knew Them, published in 1991.
The present work, the first published in the "The great painters by their friends" collection, containing portraits of Picasso when he was young and reproductions of his work, interspersed with text and poems by Éluard, is a nice homage both to Rosamond's budding friendships.

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Description

Quarto. Original red printed folding wrappers.

Illustrations

Illustrations reproduced from Picasso with 1 tipped-in colour plate, 96 black-and-white reproductions on fourty-eight coated paper plates, and numerous drawings in the text.

Condition

Some wear to extremities, spine ends chipped, slight darkening, joints tender, else a bright, near-fine copy.

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