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Henry Moore Le livre des livres I, 1974

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  • Medium

    Print : etching, burin engraving, book

  • Dimensions cm | inch

    19.5 x 14 x 2 inch

  • Support

    Print on paper

  • Framing

    Not framed

  • Type

    Numbered and limited to 130 copies
    1 remaining copy

  • Authenticity

    Work sold with an invoice from the gallery
    and a certificate of authenticity

  • Signature

    Hand-signed by artist

  • About the artwork

    Artwork sold in perfect condition

    Leading edition of the artist's book, Livre des livres I, including 22 poems by Pierre Lecuire and 22 original engravings by 15 artists: Fermin Aguayo, Geneviève Asse, César, Serge Charchoune, Étienne-Martin, Claude Garache, Charles Marq, Jean Messagier, Henry Moore, Vera Pagava, Brigitte Simon, Arpad Szenès, Pierre Tal Coat, Raoul Ubac, Maria Helena Viera da Silva.

    First edition (1974) printed at 130 copies on shaped paper, signed by the author and the artists in colophon. Edited by Pierre Lecuire, 1974, Paris.

    One of the 25 master copies with a series of 22 engravings and an additional burin engraving, all signed. In-folio, in sheets, publisher box.

    Dimensions of the box: 49.5 x 35.5 x 5 cm
    Dimensions of the pages: 46.5 x 32.5 cm

    The Book of Books is an invitation to fifteen artists to produce a variation from the engraving, Les three books, by Hercules Seghers (c. 1590 - c. 1638), Dutch engraver and painter of the Golden Age.

    References: Books by Pierre Lecuire, Descriptive Bibliography, 1980: n ° 20. - Cat. Books by Pierre Lecuire, BnF, 2001, n ° 22.
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Henry Moore

United Kingdom Born in: 1898 Masterpieces

Henry Moore was an English artist, who was born in 1898 and died in 1986.

From a working class family, Henry Moore was one of the first sculptors to bring a particular form of artistic modernism to British society at the start of the 20th century, for which he drew inspiration from primitive art.

Henry Moore was very successful from the 1930s onwards; he taught in several universities and his creations quickly went to the top of the art market. By the end of the 1940s, he was seen as the voice of British sculpture, having earned worldwide renown. However, while the artist's recognition and popularity increased, particularly in the way of commissions, he preferred to live simply after the end of World War II, and gave most of his earnings to the Henry Moore association to help support the education, promotion and distribution of art.

Henry Moore's sculptures are mainly inspired by the feminine body, and he gradually moved towards more abstract and elongated forms. His signature motif is a reclining form, and he worked mostly in monumental bronze. He created numerous works documenting the Blitz during the Second World War in London, which are preserved at the British Museum.

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