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Meidosems. From the collection of Asger Jorn.
- Paris: Éditions du Point de Jour, 1948. - In-4, 95 pages, with 13 lithographies originales de l'auteur, dont une imprimée en vert à double page formant la couverture et 12 hors texte tirées en noir dont une à double page. Impression en noir et ocre. Exemplaire en feuilles sous couverture rempliée et illustrée et chemise cartonnée à lacets de l'éditeur. Chemise défraîchie / With 13 original lithographs by Michaux, hereof one the cover. Dustjacket worn. Interior and all the 13 plates fine and very well preserved. More pictures available upon request. Édition originale / First edition, one of 250 copies , a special copy from the library of AsgerJorn. The book is not signed by Jorn but comes with a letter of provenance and a copy of the Danish Michaux exhibition catalogue from the Michaux exhibition Asger Jorn curated (Henri Michaux. Silkeborg. 1962) with dedication from Asger Jorn to his son. Asger Jorn was fascinated by Michaux' s art and the characters and symbols in Michaux’s work and donated a considerable number of his works to Museum Jorn, Silkeborg. On several occasions Jorn bought drawings by Michaux, which – in the 1950s – had not yet attracted much attention and were therefore affordable. Asger Jorn wrote on Michaux: "Language is the most useful set of symbols a human being has at his disposal if he wishes to communicate. But its very unambiguousness limits its artistic wealth of expression unlike, for example, that of music. Michaux has created tremendously musical poetry. But that has not been enough for him. He came up against one of the problems, which is perhaps the most intolerable problem of all in today’s culture. The limits of language dividing people. He made a conscious decision to cleanse his poetry by turning to the creation of a graphic poetry, a picture idiom, where letters or characters are not bound to concepts that risk limiting poetic flow. The reason I choose to put so much emphasis on the "letters" or symbols that Henri Michaux has created, and find his work so fascinating is that – in my opinion – they reflect a very special form of humanism In Michaux’s humanism, man is artistic, Faustian, demonic-divine, homo ludens, a great player, a human being who embraces all other human beings from the beginning of time, in the history of man, a human being who calls nothing "inhuman" that has been done, thought or said by humans – a human being who opens all doors." Monod II, 8124 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
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