MIRO, JOAN

Parler Seul.


MIRÓ, Joan. Parler Seul. By Tristan Tzara. Illustrated with 72 lithographs by Miró. Folio, 377 x 285 mm, loose as issued in original publisher's wrappers and illustrated cover and slipcase. [Paris]: Maeght, 1948-1950.

A fine copy of one of the outstanding examples of modern book illustration. Parler Seul is unreservedly accepted as a supreme success in terms of collaboration between artist and author. Miró's familiar colours and abstract images combine with an imaginative mise-en-page to produce a triumph of design that few modern books can match.

One of 200 copies on Malacca from a total edition of 250 copies signed by both Miró and Tzara. "Miró's brilliantly spontaneous and amorphous images, drawn directly on the stone with very few preparatory sketches, have the inventive verve of Tzara's random verses" (Garvey).

The Artist and the Book 206. Cramer, Joan Miró: The Illustrated Books 17. Rauch 165. Johnson, Artists' Books in the Modern Era 1870-2000, No. 127.

Item nr. 167224
Price: $30,000.00

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