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Pierre SOULAGES-Edmond HUMEAU "The nine of the heart"

Pierre SOULAGES (born in 1919) and Edmond HUMEAU (1907-1998)
The nine of the heart, Paris, The poet's messenger, José Millas-Martin, 1956

This book of poetry illustrated by Pierre Soulages is composed of a limited edition of only 50 copies, this one number 49, including an etching plate by Pierre Soulages, signed in pencil by him
Of the greatest rarity, the plate is not even listed in the catalog of the printed work, this powerful composition therefore constitutes one of the very first attempts by the artist in this field.
Our copy, numbered 49 on Vergé Lana, comes from a childhood friend of the poet and is enriched with a fine dedication from the latter: "For you, my dear Henri, since Brest assembled us [Le neuf de heart] was the leaven and measure of a fervor that renews us and I hope that these poems bring you closer, through the charms of another reign, of this fraternity which does not need papers to find itself, your friend Edmond, Paris, XXIX.I.LVII »
Extremely rare
Copy in very good condition, preserved in its blue cardboard box
Board (free): H. 20.2 cm -L. 13.2cm
Book: H. 20.5 cm - W. 13.5 cm

Dimensions :
- Height : 20,5 cm
- Width : 13,2 cm
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Etching : Process realized on a metal plate using a chemical (acid) process. The artist using etching is called an aquafortist.
Pierre Soulages : Born in 1919 in Rodez (Aveyron, France), Pierre Soulages is a french painter and engraver associated since the end of the 1940's to abstract art. He is particuliarly known for his use of reflects in the «black» color, which he called "noir-lumière" or "outrenoir". He realized about1 550 paintings all called «Peinture» followed by their size, he is one of the major representatives of informal painting. Since 1975 the painter received many prizes (Great Prize of painting of Paris, Rembrandt Prize, Great national painting prize, Praemium Imperiale «Painting» category ...). The Soulages museum in Rodez, launched in 2014, keeps the artist's greatest collection in the world.

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