LANSKOY, Andre. Cortège. With 25 pochoir plates, including the cover, by Lanskoy. Folio. 450 x 330 mm, loose as issued, in the original decorated wrappers and slipcase. Paris: Pierre Lecuire, 1959.
A fine copy 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 aristocrat Russian painter, and 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 150 copies on Grand Vélin D'Arches of a total edition of 175 signed by Lanskoy and Lecuire.
Item nr. 168876