LANSKOY, Andre. Cortège. With the cover and 23 pochoir plates by Lanskoy plus an extra suite of the plates. Folio, 450 x 330 mm, loose as issued, in the original decorated wrappers and slipcase. Paris: Pierre Lecuire, 1959.
A fine copy of the deluxe issue of this most extraordinary "livre d'artiste" , which was created in a similar fashion to Matisse's Jazz. The original paper collages were designed by André Lanskoy, the Russian-born artist who is associated with Tachisme. Lanskoy created the images using collages and they were then executed in pochoir under the direction of Maurice Beaufumé, one of the last great practitioners of this art.
Lecuire's book took two years to complete and is absolutely dazzling in its admixture of color, typography, and overall book design. Strachan says of this work: "Eccentric, fantastic -- or logical? It certainly qualifies as an example of what Maximilian Voz called 'du livre grandiose'" (p. 183).
One of 25 copies on Grand Vélin D'Arches accompanied by an extra suite of the plates, of a total edition of 175 signed by Lanskoy and Lecuire.
Item nr. 168443