Pablo Picasso

Le Carmen des Carmen

Text by Louis Aragon

Box: 15 × 11 × 2 1/2 inches (28.3 × 28.2 × 6 cm)
Book: 14 1/4 × 10 5/8 inches (36 × 27 cm)

Published by Editeurs Francais Reunis, Paris 1964

$20,000

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Le Carmen des Carmen was published in 1957 as an embellished edition of Picasso’s previous livre d’artiste Carmen from1949. In mid 1957 Picasso was asked to donate a copy of Carmen for a charity auction and he thought that by adding original drawings to the book it would increase its value for the auction. This hand drawn copy was then purchased by Marcel Duhamel, an important publisher at that time. Duhamel was so enthralled by the copy that he persuaded Aragon and Picasso to create another new edition reproducing these drawings. Louise Aragon, the poet of this work and a leading voice of the surrealist movement, wrote an introduction and Picasso created five additional prints for this special edition which are included in a portfolio within the book (three aquatints, one drypoint, and one lithograph in color). This publication is from an edition of 275 copies, and is signed on the colophon by both Aragon and Picasso.

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Pablo Picasso

Le Carmen des Carmen

Text by Louis Aragon

Box: 15 × 11 × 2 1/2 inches (28.3 × 28.2 × 6 cm)
Book: 14 1/4 × 10 5/8 inches (36 × 27 cm)

Published by Editeurs Francais Reunis, Paris 1964

$20,000

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Le Carmen des Carmen was published in 1957 as an embellished edition of Picasso’s previous livre d’artiste Carmen from1949. In mid 1957 Picasso was asked to donate a copy of Carmen for a charity auction and he thought that by adding original drawings to the book it would increase its value for the auction. This hand drawn copy was then purchased by Marcel Duhamel, an important publisher at that time. Duhamel was so enthralled by the copy that he persuaded Aragon and Picasso to create another new edition reproducing these drawings. Louise Aragon, the poet of this work and a leading voice of the surrealist movement, wrote an introduction and Picasso created five additional prints for this special edition which are included in a portfolio within the book (three aquatints, one drypoint, and one lithograph in color). This publication is from an edition of 275 copies, and is signed on the colophon by both Aragon and Picasso.

Not available for purchase online, please contact the Shop to arrange for purchase.

 

 

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