Verve: Revue Artistique et Litteraire, Vol. VII, Nos. 25 et 26
by Teriade (Stratis Eleftheriades)
Paris: Editions de la Revue Verve, 1951. Original. Hardcover. VG internally; front cover detached but present; dj completely split and spine missing.. Color-illus. dj over plain card boards. Blue title lettering.  with color and bw plates throughout. A bit oversize, 10.5 x 14 inches. Text in French. Double issue completely about Picasso's works (paintings, sculptures, ceramics) executed between 1949 and 1951. The front cover and frontis were done by Picasso especially for this issue of Verve and printed by Maitres-Imprimeurs Draeger Freres on October 25, 1951. With text by Daniel Henry Kahnweiler, Odysseus Elytis, and Georges Ramie, Tériade is the nom de plume of Stratis Eleftheriades, a native of Mytilene who went to Paris in 1915 at the age of eighteen to study law, but who instead became an art critic, patron, and, most significantly, a publisher. From 1937 to 1975 he commissioned various individuals of the pinnacle artists and philosophers such as Picasso, Matisse, René Daumal in the first half of the century to produce series of works for his legendary quarterly journal Verve, which ran from 1937-1960. (Wikipedia).
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