Sale: 430 / Rare Books, May 23./24. 2016 in Hamburg Lot 113

 
113
Enrico Baj
Chapeaugaga. 1970
Estimate:
€ 500 / $ 550
Sold:
€ 480 / $ 528

(incl. 20% surcharge)
Lot description
Baj. - Mandiargues, André Pieyre de, Chapeaugaga. Ovvero Academic Micmac. Mit 15 (1 doppelblattgr.) Orig.-Radierungen (tlw. in Prägedruck und mit Collage) von E. Baj. Mailand, Edizioni d'Arte Grafica Uno 1970. Lose Lagen in OU und OHLwd.-Decke, in OPp.-Schuber. 17,5 : 14 cm.

1 von 100 num. Exemplaren, im Druckvermerk von Autor und Künstler signiert. - "The language of his narrative and poetic works is a blend of puns, pseudo-phonetic transcriptions and bizarre expressions of his own invention. Chapeaugaga is a poetic text written by André Pieyre de Mandiargues mocking Jean Paulhan's election to the Académie Francaise and the cocked hats worn by academians." (R. Jentsch, The artis and the book in twentieth-century Italy) - Breitrandiger Pressendruck auf kräftigem Papier Ventura , gedruckt im Atelier von G. Upiglio in Mailand. Schönes sauberes Exemplar der seltenen Illustrationsarbeit von Enrico Baj, ein bezauberndes, graphisch wie textlich verspieltes Künstlerbuch des 20. Jahrhunderts.

Petit, Books Nr. 16. - Monod 7707. - Jentsch 21. - Bibl. Matarasso II, 196.

1 of 100 numb. copies, signed by artist and author in imprint. With 15 (1 double-page) orig. etchings (some in embossing and with collage) by E. Baj. Loose sheets in orig. wrappers and orig. half cloth boards cover, in orig. boards slipcase. - Broad-margined press print on strong 'Papier Ventura'. Fine and clean copy of the rare series of illustrations by Enrico Baj, a charming 20th century artist book, both in terms of graphics and text.

113
Enrico Baj
Chapeaugaga. 1970
Estimate:
€ 500 / $ 550
Sold:
€ 480 / $ 528

(incl. 20% surcharge)