DUBUFFET, Jean. Le Mirivis des Naturgies. By André Martel and Jean Dubuffet. 48 pp. Illustrated with 16 original lithographs by Dubuffet, of which 14 are loose, one is on the wrappers and one on the slipcase. 4to., 290 x 230 mm, bound in original illustrated wrappers, black chemise and illustrated slipcase. Preserved in a new red cloth folding box. Paris: Alexandré Loewy, 1963.
An important example of Dubuffet's considerable skill as a bookmaker. Dubuffet was the founder of Art Brut movement of the forties, and his lithographs for Le Mirivis des Naturgies are still very much in that style. Dubuffet supplied these 16 original coloured lithographs, some executed in as many as 7 colours. As was the case with most of his books, the text is lithographed from his handwritten manuscript. This is one of the 110 copies signed by the author Martel and the artist Dubuffet.
Johnson, Artists' Books in the Modern Era 1870-2000, No. 147. Webel, L'Oeuvre Gravé et les Livres illustrés par Jean Dubuffet II, 825-868.
Item nr. 124615