Lot 4: The Cobra library, very fine with 15 original lithographs

Adams Amsterdam Auctions

May 14, 2018
Amsterdam, Netherlands

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Description: - COBRA - Artistes libres. Première série de bibliothèque de Cobra. Copenhagen, Editions Enjar Munksgaard. 1950. 12mo. 15 stapled brochures with lithographed covers and one folded text leaf in paper portfolio in deluxe red cloth covered box with title piece by Bindery Phoenix. Including: Pierre Alechinsky, Else Alfelt, Karel Appel, Jean-Michel Atlan, Ejler Bille, Constant, Corneille, Jaques Doucet, Sonja Ferlov, Stephen Gilbert, Svavar Gudnason, Henry Heerup, Egill Jacobsen, Asger Jorn, Carl-Henning Pedersen and Erik Ortvad (published in 1979). Texts by Chr. Dotremont, Edouard Jaguer, Jean Laude, Michel Ragon and Luc Zangrie. Vol. 10 Stephen Gilbert with small indentation, one corner portfolio with a very sm. dog-ear, small white spot on the cover of the box, else all in perfect condition. A very fine and complete series of this first Cobra publication of "l'encyclopédie permanente de l'art expérimental". Each 16 p.
Literature: Dr. Willemijn Stokvis. Cobra. De weg naar spontaniteit, fig. 95
Provenance: Collection Gert Jan Hemmink, Amstelveen
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