PARIS - Having been a collector for over half a century, I met Patricia Dupuy while I was hunting for rare books. In 2006 when she launched Le Renard Pâle, she presented us with her project: "The ABC of Collage:" uniting 26 artists and 10 authors under the theme of the alphabet. Geneviève and I immediately signed up to this collective editorial adventure. Since then, 150 editions have resulted from fertile years of creativity. The bond that ties us to Patricia and Bernard Soria is, primarily, the pleasure of creating artist's books. Fifteen years of constant collaboration have sealed our unceasing rapport - every Le Renard Pâle title is in my library.
PHOTOGRAPHY BY LUCIEN CLERGUE, 1971, IN "HYMNE A LA MER", A POEM BY ALAIN DUAULT AT LE RENARD PALE IN 2009. © ATELIER LUCIEN CLERGUE.
This year 2014 witnessed the passing of Lucien Clergue, one of Le Renard Pâle's most long-standing contributors, but thanks to the 17 books Patricia conceived with him, his talent has been engraved forever into our history. This new form of "emotional bibliophilia" where encounters become relationships thanks to a certain affinity adds plenty of spice to life! Geneviève and I are delighted to be launching the 15-year retrospective of Le Renard Pâle in the renowned Charpentier gallery at Sotheby's in January 2016, through our friendship with Cyrille Cohen. It will be an occasion to re-unite the 'tribe' of authors, artists, friends and connoisseurs of this little fox, who strolls freely round the city, bushy tail pointing to the sky."
Jean-Paul Kahn, Le Renardpâle/foxlink edition patron, www.renardpale.fr