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Aguilar, Jose Roberto (Original woodcuts by); Neli Dutra (Text by)
Igrejas Barrocas de Minas de Aguilar / Aguilar, Baroque Churches of Minas [WITH 10 ORIGINAL WOODBLOCK PRINTS, SIGNED AND NUMBERED BY THE ARTIST]
Sao Paulo, Brasil: Editora Cesar, 1967. Limited First edition. Hardcover. vg. 1/250. Folio (19 1/2 x 13 3/4"). [5] loose leaves (Text), [10] loose leaves (Plates), as issued. Original plywood covers, with embossed red and black lettered leather label on front cover. Two string ties. A series of ten loose woodblock prints on India paper (4 in color, 6 in b/w) depicting ten Baroque Churches of Minas Gerais, a state in the north of Southeastern Brazil. Each print is matted (image size: 15 1/4 x 10"; mat: 18 7/8 x 13"), and numbered and signed in pencil by Brazilian artist Jose Roberto Aguilar at lower margin This series of woodblock prints is considered to be the turning point in the artist's career, as it brought him fame. One of 250 numbered and signed copies, of which this is No. 165. Very minor and sporadic foxing throughout. Text in English and Portuguese. Plywood covers, interior and woodblock prints in very good condition. About the artist: Considered to be one of the pioneers of the "New Figuration" movement in Brazil, Jose Roberto Aguilar (born in 1941) is a successful Brazilian painter, video maker, sculptor, musician and curator who worked in London and New York before moving back to his native Sao Paulo.
Bookseller: Eric Chaim Kline - Bookseller [United States]
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