ERNST, MAX. 1891-1976. Crevel, Rene. 1900-1935. Mr. Knife and Miss Fork. Paris: The Black Sun Press, 1931.
Lot 155
ERNST, MAX. 1891-1976.
Crevel, Rene. 1900-1935.
Mr. Knife and Miss Fork. Paris: The Black Sun Press, 1931.
Sold for US$ 15,625 inc. premium

Fine Books and Manuscripts

12 Jun 2018, 13:00 EDT

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Lot Details
ERNST, MAX. 1891-1976. Crevel, Rene. 1900-1935. Mr. Knife and Miss Fork. Paris: The Black Sun Press, 1931.
ERNST, MAX. 1891-1976.
Crevel, Rene. 1900-1935. Mr. Knife and Miss Fork. Paris: The Black Sun Press, 1931.
8vo. Translated by Kay Boyle. 19 photograms by Max Ernst, after his frottages. Original black cloth, decorated in gilt, the front cover heightened in colors, after a design by Ernst, small closed tears to cloth at ends of joints, minor chipping at ends of spine.

LIMITED EDITION, DELUXE ISSUE, NO 33 OF 50 COPIES, with an original photogram frontispiece signed by Ernst and signed by Crevel on the half-title, on Holland, with the deluxe binding, a collaboration by Ernst and binder A.J. Gonon, finished with hand-coloring. The 19 photograms of Ernst's frottages were completed with the collaboration of Man Ray in his studio after days of trials, with Ernst's rubbings on transparent paper serving as the negative. Ernst had developed his frottage technique as a visual counterpart to the Surrealist ideal of "automatic writing," and the dark visions he produces here perfectly capture the darkness of Crevel's own vision, here translated by Kay Boyle. A fine and strikingly original production. Minkoff A-41. Roth 101, p 67.
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