Leonard Tsuguharu Foujita / A BOOK OF CATS. being Twenty Drawings by Foujita. New York 1930 による紹介 Patrice Jeudy

Leonard Tsuguharu FOUJITA - A BOOK OF CATS. being Twenty Drawings by Foujita. New York 1930

による紹介 Patrice Jeudy


  • 1930
  • 技法
    挿絵入り本
  • 画像の寸法
    32,5 x 25,0 cm / 12.8 x 9.8 in
  • 紙の寸法
    32,5 x 25,0 cm / 12.8 x 9.8 in
  • 印刷
    500 ex. numérotés sur Arches et signés.
  • 価格
    要求に応じて
  • 参照
    1785
  • 訪問
    3136
  • 状態
Leonard Tsuguharu FOUJITA - A BOOK OF CATS. being Twenty Drawings by Foujita. New York 1930

New York: Covici Friede, 1930.
1 vol. in4 (325 x 250 mm) broché sous cartonnage toilé rouge éditeur titré argent sur le premier plat et le dos + la suite des gravures en feuilles insérée.

20 GRAVURES HORS-TEXTE SUR ARCHES + SUITE DES 20 GRAVURES SUR PAPIER JAPON dont une signée au crayon.

Toutes représentent des chats et chatons dans diverses attitutes.
Toutes sont signées et datées dans la plaque.
1 gravure de la suite est signée au crayon par l'artiste.
Le livre et numéroté et signé au crayon par Foujita.
Exemplaire personnalisé par une rêveuse dédicace à Yaya, Noël 1930 (ex dono).

MYTHIQUE OUVRAGE ILLUSTRÉ PAR FOUJITA ET PEUT-ÊTRE LE PLUS RARE ET DÉSIRABLE CONSACRÉ AUX CHATS.

Présenté COMPLET DE SES 40 GRAVURES, en excellente condition de conservation.
Donc rarissime et extrêmement précieux…

- FOUJITA, Léonard Tsuguharu -JOSEPH, Michael A Book of Cats.
being Twenty Drawings by Foujita. New York: Covici Friede, 1930.

40 ETCHINGS : The book with 20 etchings + the scarce additional suite of the 20 etchings printed on Japan paper with one signed with pencil by Foujita.
Original cloth, front cover and spine lettered in silver.

each 7 3/4 x 10 1/4in (19.7 x 26.1cm) or reverse
sheet 10 x 12in (25.4 x 30.5cm) or reverse

Foujita’s most beloved work, “certainly one of the rarest and most desired books on cats in existence” (Kalda). No.326/500 copies, signed by the artist.
With a dedicace on the first page : "Christmas1930 / Lots of love / Yaya / from Babes".

"The reason why I so much enjoy being friends with cats is that they have two different characters: a wild side and a domestic side. This is what makes them interesting. If you keep a young lion, or a young tiger, in your house, it’s fine as long as they’re small, but after a while you don’t know what to do with them. A cat’s a wild animal, and I like that." (Foujita in Nager sur la Terre, 1926).

In 1930 in New York Covici Friede published Foujita’s Book of Cats with 20 etched plate drawings. This is one of the top 500 (in price) rare books ever sold, and is ranked by rare book dealers as “the most popular and desirable book on cats ever published“.

Born and educated in Tokyo, Foujita emigrated to Paris where he became a leading member of the French avant-garde; a friend of Picasso and Modigliani, he counted Kiki de Montparnasse among his models. The languid etchings of felines in this work, accompanied by the prose-poetry of Michael Joseph, exemplify the signature hybrid Japanese-European style which earned him great acclaim. (Sam Kalda, Of Cats and Men, p. 43)

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