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Geneviève Asse Le livre des livres I, 1974

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About the work
  • 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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Geneviève Asse

Geneviève Asse is a painter born in 1923 in Vannes, Brittany. She currently lives and works between Paris and the Gulf of Morbihan.

Her inclination to painting was nourished by the work of Sonia Delaunay, whom she discovered in 1937. In 1940, she joined the National School of Decorative Arts.

The artist's name became synonymous of the color blue and became inseparable. Genevière Asse has a strong passion for this shade which she uses relentlessly. For her it gives an idea of plenitude and infinite. Like a unique child, the color blue prevails in all her canvases.

This color give us an idea of the horizon, of distant lands, offering us a source of contemplation and silence. But among this blue world, the structure of her canvases lies in the architecture and composition. It is thanks to her simple and sensible shapes that she reaches consistency.

With a blue, white or red line, Geneviève Asse splits her work in two. A fissure that evokes a gap, an opening in a closed space letting out a beam of light. This mark, horizontal or vertical is more a mark of separation than of a fusion, it resembles a scar.

In her blue abstractions, Geneviève Asse creates a landscape and a whole history. Her work is recognized and is present all around the world. She was beneficiated from a retrospective at the Pompidou Center in 2013 as well as at the Museum of Fine Arts of Lyon in 2015.
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