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TPL (Tombeau de Pierre Larousse)

1961
Artist Wolf Vostell (German, 1932–1998), Author François Dufrêne (French, 1930–1982), Intro by Alain Jouffroy (French, born in 1928)


Dimensions

Closed: 29.4 x 30.6 x 1.5 cm (11 9/16 x 12 1/16 x 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

2007.454

Medium or Technique

Artist's book with twenty-three full-page serigraphs (reproductions of found décollages, or torn posters) and text designed by Vostell, 60pp., Japanese-bound.

Not On View

Collections

Contemporary Art, Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Illustrated books

Inscription

On first blank leaf, author's dedication in pen and black ink: "Pour Werner Schreib/ Pour Werner CRi/ Pour Werner CRi écrit/ un nouveau-réaliste/ pourquoi pas pro-sémantique/ bien amicalement/ f dufrêne./ Paris, le 1er février 1962"; and to the left: "beirren rewchsr/ Nerreib Schwer" [anagrams of Werner Schreib]

Provenance

This copy dedicated to German artist Werner Schreib (1925-1969), February 1962; Ars Libri, Ltd., Boston; from whom purchased by the MFA, 27 June 2007

Credit Line

William A. Sargent Fund