[Cover title:] Hans Arp par Jan Brzekowski. Collection “a. r.”. Hans Arp, Jan Brzekowski.
[Cover title:] Hans Arp par Jan Brzekowski. Collection “a. r.”
Hans Arp by Jan Brzekowski

[Cover title:] Hans Arp par Jan Brzekowski. Collection “a. r.”

Lodz: Drukarnia Polska. L. Mazurkiewicz i S-ka, 1936. First edition. Text in French. With 10 full-page photographic reproductions. In publisher’s printed wrappers. Saddle-stitched. 14, (2) p. Light traces of creasing to the rear cover. Small damage to the spine at the tail. Overall in fine condition.

Scarce Polish avant-garde publication on Hans Arp by “a. r.” group member, Jan Brzekowski, including 10 reproductions of Arp’s works.

Richly illustrated publication of the “a. r.” (Artysci Rewolucyjni) group, which was the most prominent leftist Avant-garde circle in interwar Poland, based in Lodz. Jan Brzekowski (1903–1983) joined the group in 1930 after he spent some years in France, where he became friends with the most outstanding artists of the Paris avant-garde. Brzekowski wrote poetry in French and published several volumes of his works, illustrated by Arp.

[Ref.: Hans Arp Zum 100. Geburtstag (1886–1966): Ein Lese Und Bilderbuch. Zurich: Berichthaus, 1986. p. 110; Stanislawski Ryszard: Constructivism in Poland 1923–1926: Blok, Praesens, a.r., p.123f; Rypson, Piotr; Raabe, Paul: Der Raum der Worte - Polnische Avantgarde und Malerbücher 1919–1990. Wolfenbüttel: Herzog August Bibliothek. 1991. p. 63.]

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Price: €2,500.00

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