Oversized 64 pp. volume containing the titular poem by Seuphor and 18 original abstract serigraphs, 14 of which are scattered throughout the text, each signed and numbered 81/100 in pencil, and 4 of which comprise the endpapers, compiled under the direction of Jean Audouin, together with a small 33 pp. copy of just the text of the poem encased inside a fitted slot embedded in the back cover. Large square folio. Parchment with mounted metal decoration, in fitted canvas box. Paris (Audouin Éditeur) 1975-1976. Numbered copy 81 of 100 printed in this format, signed by Seuphor and Audouin in pencil to the justification page, small text volume also signed by Seuphor. Michel Seuphor was the pseudonym of Belgian painter Fernand Berckelaers. Seuphor moved in avant-garde circles and established a literary magazine, Het Overzicht, in Antwerp in 1921. He was associated at various points with artists such as Piet Mondrian and Theo van Doesburg, and together with Joaquin Torres-Garcia and Pierre Daura, founded the abstract artists' group Cercle et Carré, which included Wassily Kandinsky and Le Corbusier among its members. Very scarce; as of August 2016, WorldCat locates only one holding in the Bibliotheque Nationale, and none in North America.
(Inventory #: 48550)
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