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L'Enragé

Fautrier, Jean. Paulhan, Jean

Paris. Librairie Auguste Blaizot. 1949
The first edition of Jean Paulhan's large format critical study with stunning reproductions and original work by Fautrier.

From the edition limited to 250 copies, with this one of 204 examples on Marais.

Jean Paulhan's analytical text is divided into the following sections:

Preface -'Le critique n'a jamais tort';
I - 'Quel virtuose! Le Blanc et le Noir. Un peintre ambigu. L'époque des fureurs.';
II - ''Comme c'est donc beau', dit-on. De quelques matières précieuses. Ou l'ambiguité se fait peinture. L'époque des éblouissements.';
III - 'Les critiques n'ont pas tort, mais ... à chaque tableau son double. Eloge de l'oeil normal. L'époque des otages.';
Biographical text - 'Fautrier lui-même'.

The five large reproductions of paintings by Fautrier were printed by Mourlot. The other original prints were executed on Fautrier's own press. Also included, loosely inserted, is an additional colour reproduction not called for.
pp. 64. Folio. (516 x 388 mm). Illustrated with colour frontispiece etching, five full-page reproductions of paintings, 23 etchings (21 in colour), a woodcut (four images on a single spread) and two lithographs, for the title and the wrapper. Original publisher's printed wrappers with lithograph over covers and spine in purple with title 'FAUTRIER' in black, faux vellum chemise with label with title to spine and matching slipcase.
#38830

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