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JEAN GENET AND LEONOR FINI | LA GALÈRE. (PARIS: PRINTED FOR THE AUTHOR BY JACQUES LOYAU) 1947
JEAN GENET AND LEONOR FINI | LA GALÈRE. (PARIS: PRINTED FOR THE AUTHOR BY JACQUES LOYAU) 1947
JEAN GENET AND LEONOR FINI | LA GALÈRE. (PARIS: PRINTED FOR THE AUTHOR BY JACQUES LOYAU) 1947
JEAN GENET AND LEONOR FINI | LA GALÈRE. (PARIS: PRINTED FOR THE AUTHOR BY JACQUES LOYAU) 1947
JEAN GENET AND LEONOR FINI | LA GALÈRE. (PARIS: PRINTED FOR THE AUTHOR BY JACQUES LOYAU) 1947
JEAN GENET AND LEONOR FINI | LA GALÈRE. (PARIS: PRINTED FOR THE AUTHOR BY JACQUES LOYAU) 1947
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JEAN GENET AND LEONOR FINI | LA GALÈRE. (PARIS: PRINTED FOR THE AUTHOR BY JACQUES LOYAU) 1947

Estimate: 8,000 - 12,000 USD

JEAN GENET AND LEONOR FINI | LA GALÈRE. (PARIS: PRINTED FOR THE AUTHOR BY JACQUES LOYAU) 1947

Estimate: 8,000 - 12,000 USD

Lot Sold:9,375USD

Lot Details

Description

JEAN GENET AND LEONOR FINI

LA GALÈRE. (PARIS: PRINTED FOR THE AUTHOR BY JACQUES LOYAU) 1947


4to (12 3/4 x 9 1/8 in.; 32.3 x 23.2 cm). 6 etched plates by Leonor Fini. Green pebbled morocco jansenist binding, spine gilt-lettered, top edges gilt, marbled endpapers; spine slightly faded. 


PROVENANCE

Gerard Nordmann (bookplate; sold Christie's Paris, 27 April 2006, lot 155)


CATALOGUE NOTE

First edition of Genet's erotic poem, written while he was in prison, and illustrated by Leonor Fini. Copy III of 9 copies on Montval (of a whole edition of 88) with 2 extra suites of plates and an original signed prepatory drawing by Fini bound in. Genet and Fini collaborated on this work in 1947, the year they met. The two were well matched, with Fini declaring, "Je suis pour in monde de sexes non diffferenciess ou peu differencies." In 1950, Genet published an admiring essay of Fini and her art.

Condition Report

Condition as described in catalogue entry.


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