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Recollections: Modern and Contemporary Art's Books and Documents

Thursday 16 July 2020 • Rome


Libro d’artista

Die Geschichte vom teuren BrotSt. Gallen, Erker-Presse, 1972, 39.5x29.5 cm, portfolio with original case.

Artist's Resale Right


€ 1.000 - 1.500


€ 1.216

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Artist's book illustrated with 5 original lithographs and reproductions of small drawings by Asger Jorn scattered throughout the text, a story by Halldór Laxness, engraved in Icelandic language directly on the stone. Of Jorn's five lithographs, one was used for the cover (38.5x69 cm) and two are double-page (38x56 cm each). A 33-lap vinyl is enclosed in an inside pocket on the back cover, on which the reading of the story was personally performed by Halldór Laxness.


Bibliography: Jurgen Weihrauch - Otto Van De Loo, Asger Jorn: Werkverzeichnis, Druckgrafik, Munchen, Galerie Van De Loo, 1976 1976: n. 418-422

Specialist Notes

Circulation of 195 copies, copy n. 52 printed on Vélin-de-Rives, signed at the colophon by the artist and the author.

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