ORIGINAL EDITION OF 200 NUMBERED COPIES ONLY.
Texte manuscrit de Michel Ragon et 7 dessins pleine page d'Atlan reproduits en lithographie sur papier hélio in-4 coquille.
"Atlan is the shaman of today's painting. "An isolated brand," Anatole Jakovsky defined him from his first exhibition in 1944. […] To understand Atlan, you have to understand that he's African. This explains, in part, the lines of its lines, its cacti and its saurian teeth. […] Its colours (its matt reds and ochres), are those of painted masks.
[…] I attach a particular importance to the painting of Atlan, because it seems to me a synthesis […] on the plastic level, of the three great movements that have dominated Art for forty years: expressionism, surrealism and abstraction."
THE COPY IS ACCOMPANIED BY A SKETCHBOOK CONTAINING FOUR ORIGINAL PASTELS FROM ATLANTIC, NOT SELECTED FOR THE BOOK.
Slightly larger than those reproduced in black (240 x 310 mm), the notebook includes three alternative colour versions of the title page and a pastel in black.
Two other black pastels from this series have been in the collections of the Centre Georges Pompidou since 2006 (AM 2006-834/35).
The copy is complete of the rare subscription form (4 pages, 180 x 215 mm) presenting the book as well as press extracts on Atlan's work.
BEAUTIFUL PACKAGE protected by a black paper shirt case.