Limited Editions Club, New York, 1934. One of 1,500 copies on French Rives and signed by Picasso. Illustrated with six original etchings in black.By Picasso , one of which is signed in the plate and dated in reverse. Numerous (30) woodcut lithographs printed in sanguine.
This is the only American publication with original Picasso etchings, which are "among his most important in the Classical style, " according to The Artist and the Book. However experimental and avant-garde he may have been throughout his life, the Lysistrata marks a clear retrogression to the artist's earlier classicist mode, an appropriate follow-up to his acclaimed Les Métamorphoses and fitting for the classical nature of this book.
The Limited Editions Club printed the volume at their own printing shop in Westport, Connecticut. The book was designed by the Club's publisher, George Macy, who had eagerly anticipated the book's production and praised Picasso's hand as "sure and confident, " noting that the beauty of the etchings lay in their simplicity. This is an opportunity to invest in the future and personally own a piece of history.Check out my other items. The item "LYSISTRATA PICASSO SIGNED FIRST EDITION LIMITED EDITIONS CLUB, NEW YORK 1934" is in sale since Saturday, June 10, 2017. This item is in the category "Books\Antiquarian & Collectible". The seller is "shreveportartandantiquities" and is located in Lake Jackson, Texas. This item can be shipped worldwide.