La Lune En Rodage *complete set, 1961
12 5/8 x 12 3/4 in. (32.3 x 32.4 cm)
Basel. Editions Panderma. 1961, 1965 & 1977. 3 volumes. Each volume bound in original hessian-backed printed imitation wood veneer, fastened with metal bolts. Each volume with a small bas-relief mounted on upper cover (Vol.1 - metal relief by Gio Pomodoro, vol.2 - plexi relief by Talman, vol. 3 - relief by Getulio Alviani). The complete three-volume set of one of the most ambitious and important contemporary art portfolios of the post-war era. The volumes contain a combination of original and editioned works, and bring together many of the most cutting-edge avant-garde artists of the age, giving them the opportunity to work in mediums that in many cases they had not previously. The variety of original artwork ranges from drawings, gouaches, and collages, to graphics, photographs, sheets of letterpress text, music etc., with each work tipped onto thick card leaves of varying colors. The majority of the works are individually signed. Artworks of note in the collection are Piero Manzoni's only editioned multiple (a cork print), a unique ‘concetto spaziale’ punched drawing by Lucio Fontana, Enrico Catellani's first multiple, a watercolor collage by Hundertwasser, a unique smoke drawing by Otto Piene, a unique torn collage by Jacques Villeglé, and other pieces by Arman, Jean Arp, Man Ray, Dieter Roth, and Victor Vasarely. Each volume was published in an edition of 215 copies. Complete intact sets of La Lune en Rodage rarely appear, primarily because, just by their nature, the majority of copies have already been broken up for their constituent parts. Volume 1: with 42 graphic works including engravings, gouaches, collages, drawings and photographs, including the original watercolour collage signed by Hundertwasser, 1 original signed painting in mixed media (gouache, pastel and charcoal) by Antonio Lino, one unique drawing by Lucio Fontana, dated and signed. Most of the other works are signed by the artists: Yoran Cazac, Bazon Brock, Carlo Belloli, Benjamin Péret, Toyen, Raymond Hains, Sigismond Kolos-Vary, Victor Vasarély, Piero Heliczer, Peter Vogel, Markus Prachensky, Herbert Schuldt, Humbert, Pierre Gripari, Hammarberg, Enrico Castellani, Hansjorg Mattmüller, Guerdon, Man Ray, Roberto Crippa, Eugène Ionesco, Francois Béalu, Onorio, P.A. Benoit, Meret Oppenheim, Renate Axt, Carl Laszlo, Lora, Bill von Bredow, Christianna Thias, Otto Piene, Rolf Fenkart, Heinz Mack, Esther Wirz, Bischof, Chr. Schmidt, Bischoffshausen, Enrico Baj, Herchenröder, Brauer, Hans Platschek, Rippstein, Franz Fedier, Arman, Nico Taratès, Fat Charrière, Milet, Jean Cocteau, Lucien Clergue, Arnulf Rainer, Childs, Wolfgang Hollegha, Josef Mikl, Nina Mayo, Peter Brüning, Bruno Munari, Jean Arp, Michel Cardenas, Rene Mächler, and Camille Bryen; Volume 2: with 56 graphic works including etchings, gouaches, watercolors, collages and drawings, including 1 original collage signed by Walter Leblanc, 1 original collage signed by Hermann Goepfert, and 1 original drawing signed by Dieter Roth. Most of the works are again signed by the artists, who include Victor Vasarély, Hundertwasser, Friedrich Schröder Sonnenstern, Sigurd Kuschnerus, Walter Leblanc, Giuseppe Capogrossi, Edmondo Bacci, Genevieve Claisse, Hermann Goepfert, Christian Megert, Lucio del Pezzo, Zoltan Kemény, Hsiao Chin, Liliane Lijn, Dieter Roth, Giovanni Macciotta, Paul Wunderlich, Francois Dufrêne, Carl Reuterswaerd, Francisco Sobrino, Gianni Bertini, Thomas Bayrle, Hans Peter Alvermann, Gunther Uecker, Jacques Villeglé, Francois Morellet, Kassák, Lajos Weber, Rene Bertholo, Kaspar Thomas Lenk, Eduardo Alcoy, Alberto Biasi, Arnold Leissler, Piero Dorazio, Jean-Pierre Yvaral, and Carlo Belloli. Volume 3: with 54 graphic works, most signed by the artists - includes works by Timm Ulrichs, Marcello Morandini, Erich Buchholz, Willy Müller-Brittnau, Floris Michael Neusüss, Thomas Ring, Christian Schad, Yves Laloy, Augustin Tschinkel, Imre Kocsis, Markus Raetz, Lajos Kassák, Getulio Alviani, Enzo Cacciola, Thilo Maatsch, Otto Nebel, Peter Stämpfli, Fifo, Edmund Kesting, Gianni Colombo, Jorrit Tornquist, Walter Dexel, Lou Loeber and Michael Ashur.
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