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Pablo Picasso & Fernando de Rojas
La Célestine.

Paris, Editions de l'Atelier Crommelynck, 1971. 217 x 175 mm, 288pp., original parchment boards with title on front cover, original half-parchment chemise with title on spine, original parchment-covered slipcase. Mint condition (in publisher's cardboard box)
Literature: Cramer 149

First edition of this illustratred edition of de Rojas classic text. One of 350 numbered copies on Richard-de-Bas laid paper, signed on the colophon page by the artist. Illustrated with 66 etchings and aquatints of varying sizes, dated in the copperplates between April 11 and August 18, 1968. The etchings for Picasso's final large project of book illustration are part of the famous "347" series that he realized by etching almost daily between March and October 1968. As well as the paintings he made during his last years, they evoke Picasso's obsession with death as well as with sexuality. The often brutal tendency of the imagery points towards the ultimately indomitable passions of man.

Pablo Picasso - La Célestine.
Hans Bellmer - Untitled
Hans/Jean Arp - Untitled
- Panamarenko - Das Flugzeug.
Man Ray - Untitled, 1961
Paul Van Ostaijen - Bezette Stad. Originaalhoutsneden en tekeningen van Oskar Jespers.
René Magritte - Hommage du groupe surréaliste de Belgique à Saint-Just.
Roberto MATTA - Untitled
James Ensor - Scènes de la vie du Christ.
Marcel Duchamp - Marcel Duchamp.
André Masson - Untitled
Pablo Picasso - Les livres de Picasso réalisés par PAB.
- Toyen - Jaro. ("Spring")
Wifredo Lam  - Untitled
Hans Bellmer - La poupée. Traduit par Robert Valançay.
Floris Jespers - Kinderlust.
Wilhelm Freddie  - Untitled, 1961
Max Ernst - Une semaine de bonté ou Les sept éléments capitaux.
Marcel Mariën - La chaise de sable.
René Magritte - Poèmes 1923-1958. Dix dessins de René Magritte.
Pablo Picasso - Contrée. Eau-forte de Picasso.
Asger Jorn - Pour la forme. Ebauche d'une méthodologie des arts.
Marcel Duchamp - Rebus, 1961
Asger Jorn - Mémoires. Structures portantes d'Asger Jorn.
Francisco José de Goya y Lucientes - Los Desastres de la Guerra. Coleccion de ochenta láminas inventadas y grabadas al agua fuerte.
Paul Delvaux - Untitled, 1960
Pablo Picasso - Non vouloir. Illustré de quatre gravures par Pablo Picasso.
Francisco José de Goya y Lucientes - Four additional plates for the Proverbios.
René Magritte - Les travaux d'Alexandre, 1962
Marcel Broodthaers - Phantomas no.62.