KENTRIDGE, William. The Lulu Plays, by Frank Wedekind. 197 pp. Illustrated with 67 full-page reproductions of drawings by William Kentridge. Folio, bound in publisher's cloth in matching slipcase, both designed by Kentridge. San Francisco: Arion Press, 2015.
An exciting publication from the Arion Press featuring the work of one of today's most sought-after artists. The text consists of the two plays which are the basis for the libretto of Alban Berg's Lulu. The Metropolitan Opera presented Kentridge's production of Lulu which premiered on November 5th 2015. Kentridge worked on the illustrations for the book between 2011 and 2015 and they were made to be used in the Met production by being projected onto the set. As is typical of much of Kentridge's work there is a strong cinematic influence. Andrew Hoyem has accompanied Kentridge's illustrations with bold typography in black and red, creating a strikingly modern book while at the same time rendering homage to the works of a century earlier. As new. One of an edition of 400 copies signed by the artist.
Item nr. 161804