1972 · Cambridge
Avigdor Arikha (1929-2010) was a close friend of Samuel Beckett, who he met in Paris, where he settled after escaping a Nazi concentration camp. He is regarded among Israel's greatest postwar artists, and was named a Chevalier de la Légion d'honneur in 2005. His images of "the woman vanquished" are chillingly somber, and darkly chaotic. A remarkable collaboration between two great artists of the twentieth-century. This is from a special edition of 15 copies which were produced primarily for the publisher Alan Clodd. These were not issued in a slipcase.
____DESCRIPTION: Original white paper portfolio with enclosing lower flap, title in blind to the upper cover, loose folios as issued, three signed etchings with tissue guards, together with an extra suite of those same etchings from the text, signed, hand-set Palatino type, printed by Will and Sebastian Carter at the Rampant Lions Press on J. Barcham Green paper, 15" by 11 5/8",  pp., limited first edition, number XIII of XV copies, signed by the author and the artist.
___CONDITION: A fine copy, internally bright and complete, covers are clean and bright, internally free of prior owner markings; crisp and as new, a heartbreakingly lovely work.
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