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Gravures sur cuivre de Andre Villeboeuf
Paris: Galerie Charpentier, 1944. Copy #64 of 195 (Entire edition 240: 35 with a suite of plates, 195 asthis, also there were 10 hors commerce.) 10” x 13 1/4’ Unbound as issued in wrappers, sleeve, slipcase. Printed (by Daragnes) on fine Lana wove paper. with 22 original aquatints by Andre Villeboeuf, 16 of which are full-page and hors-texte. A rare artist book printed during the war, with commentary by Fargue on the state of Europe. André Villeboeuf (1893-1956). Painter and etcher was born in Paris. He studied under Léon Detroy and Jean-Paul Laurens at the Beaux-Arts, Paris, and made his debut at the Salon des Indépendants in 1921, and subsequently became a committee member of the Salon des Tuileries. He was also a member of the Société des Peintres-graveurs français. Aassociated with his friends André Dunoyer de Segonzac, Jean-Baptiste Boussingault, Luc-Albert Moreau, and Louis Valdo-Barbey. Members of this group often exhibited together. André Villeboeuf and Dunoyer de Segonzac collaborated with Édouard Vuillard on the book Cuisine in 1935; each artist contributed six original prints. Villeboeuf illustrated a handful of books with original etchings, including his Surrealist masterpiece Contes fantastiques, published in an edition of 240 copies. These extraordinary aquatints, bitten numerous times to achieve subtle variations of shade, take us on a phantasmagorical journey that owes much to the etchings of Goya, to whose art Villeboeuf was deeply attached.
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