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Lecture élémentaire

192885 x 125 mm

VERY RARE FIRST EDITION.
Inscribed and signed to Fernand Léger.

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Lecture élémentaire, Algèbre des facilités et tout le roman des lettres

RARE FIRST EDITION.

The work is considered one of the earliest essays in "musical literature", thirty years before the first use of the term sound poetry.

Printed on May 29, 1928, this publication was quickly rammed by the printer, with the exception of a few copies given to the author and about sixty others bought by Jacques Povolozky. Povolozky marketed them by affixing the label of his publishing house on the title page instead of the Écrivains réunis, 11 rue de l'ancienne comédie, 11 Paris.

ONE OF THE VERY RARE AUTHOR'S COPIES WHOSE TITLE PAGE HAS REMAINED AT THE ADDRESS OF ÉCRIVAINS RÉUNIS.

Fernand Léger's copy, inscribed and signed by Michel Seuphor : and includes this autograph signed submission:

" To Fernand Léger
A voucher
for  good memories
Michel Seuphor
Paris VI, 1928.

After having discussed with the European avant-gardes and published the journal Het OverzichtMichel Seuphor left Antwerp and moved to Paris in 1925. He pays his first visit to Fernand Léger's studio and remains amazed at the Les Remorqueurs: "Squares are opposed to circles, solids to voids, flat and geometric shapes to tubular shapes, colours to non-colours, black to white".  Léger appreciates Seuphor and offers him the watercolour of a bird study for the Mechanical Ballet he's working on right now. The friendship between the two men will last for many years; Michel Seuphor, a fervent defender of Léger's work, will notably be at the origin of the painter's first collaboration with the Galerie Maeght during the exhibition "The Art of the Art of the Art of the Art of the Art of the Art of the Art of the Art of the Art of the Art of the Art of the Art of the Art of the Art of the Art of the Art".Abstract Art"in Paris in May 1949.

 

Seuphor Michel, A life at right angles, 1988.

 

Paris,Chez les écrivains réunis,1928.In-12, Softcover85 x 125 mm,251 pp.

The book contains three reproductions on glossy paper: two photographs by Glarner - one of which is a photomontage - and two photographs by Glarner. directed by Michel Seuphor and a photographic reproduction of André Kertesz. The latter is not present in the copy.

Little missing on the head of the back, slit at a restored bit, some rubbing, small folds at the cover, a restored angle.

Bio

Michel Seuphor

Ferdinand Louis Berckelaers

(Antwerp: 10 March 1901 - Paris: 12 February 1999)
Abstract painter, art critic and writer.