Sale: 491 / Rare Books, Nov. 25. 2019 in Hamburg Lot 418000694

Jean Paulhan
La Métromanie, 1949.
Estimate: € 2,500 / $ 2,750
Lot description
- 1 von nur 15 Exemplaren!
- Eines der überraschungsreichsten Werke von Dubuffet und ein Höhepunkt seiner "Art brut"-Zeit

Jean Paulhan
La métromanie ou les dessous de la captale. Calligraphié et orné pas son ami Jean Dubuffet. Paris, E. und J. Desjobert 1949.

$ 2.750
"Dubuffet's lithographs are imbued with a strong vein of anti-conformist satire" (Strachan).
Erste Ausgabe des wichtigen Malerbuches. - Eines der sehr seltenen Exemplare auf "papier d'emballage", nur diese 15 Exemplare wurden auf dem für Jean Dubuffet und der Art brut typischen Packpapier gedruckt (Numerierung abweichend). - "Jean Dubuffet was the most important and outspoken French artist of the postwar era. A man of uncompromising ideas, his art is linked to the concept he himself originated, art brut, which denotes a spontaneous, unconscious, and anti-artistic quality. His art ranges from expressionistic figuration to abstraction of a severe and very conceptual form. Versatile in painting, drawing and sculpture, Dubuffet was an accomplished printmaker who produced a considerable number of artist's books." (Logan Coll. 147)

EINBAND: Grobnarbiger roter Halblederband der Zeit mit Buntpapierbezug und goldgeprägtem Rückentitel. 20,5 : 20,5 cm. - ILLUSTRATION: Mit lithographiertem Text und 59 (16 blattgroßen) Orig.-Lithographien von J. Dubuffet. - ZUSTAND: Im Kopf tls. knapp beschnitten; durch die etwas enge Bindung 2 Bll. mit Bereibungen im Bundsteg. VGelenk etw. brüchig. Sauberes Exemplar der raren Publikation.
LITERATUR: Webel 175-264. - Monod 8912. - Strachan S. 330. - Bibl. Matarasso II, 36.

First edition of this rare artist's book, one of only 15 copies printed on simple packing paper so characteristic for Jean Dubuffet and hist "Art brut" publications. With lithogr. text and 59 (16 fullpage) orig. lithographs by J. Dubuffet. Contemp. red half calf with gilt title on spine. - Upper margin partly cropped close, 2 leaves with small defects in the gutter caused by the tight binding. Front hinge slightly shaken. Overall clean copy of the scarce work.


Buyer's premium, taxation and resale right apportionment for Jean Paulhan "La Métromanie"
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Regular taxation:
Hammer prices up to € 200,000: 23 % buyer's premium plus statutory sales tax Hammer prices above € 200,000: for the share up to € 200,000: 23%, for the share above € 200.000: 21% buyer's premium, each plus statutory sales tax

Resale right apportionment:
Objects made by artists who have not died at least 70 years ago are subject to a resale right apportionment of 1.5% plus statutory sales tax.