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Lot 40: (ART JOURNALS.) Bloc, André; Pillet, Edgar; and Faucheux, Pierre, Editors. Art d'Aujourd'hui, Revue Mensuelle. July 1949-December 195Platinum House
October 11, 2012
New York, NY, USALive Auction
Description: (ART JOURNALS.) Bloc, André; Pillet, Edgar; and Faucheux, Pierre, Editors. Art d'Aujourd'hui, Revue Mensuelle. July 1949-December 1954 (complete). 40 issues in 36 (including double issues). Contributions by Bloc, Gris, Leger, Hartung, Arp, Nicholson, Villon, Magnelli, Delaunay, Buffet, Gleizes, and many others, the later issues include hors texte serigraphs, gouaches, and lithographs by Villon, Arcay, Nicholson, Taueber-Arp and others. Thin 4to, original pictorial wrappers with designs by Magnelli, Delaunay, Poliakoff, and Arp as well as occasional works from reader submissions, condition generally very good and retaining wrap-around bands and decorative glassine where issued; hors texte plates and loose advertisements laid in as called for. Boulougne-sur Seine, 1949-54
Notes: The important mid-century journal devoted to all aspects of contemporary art. While it focused on European abstraction, issues were devoted to Cubism, Photography, naive artists, and each issue carries reviews of the current Paris shows.