Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Au Soleil du Plafond

Designer:
Designed by Juan Gris (Spanish, Madrid 1887–1927 Boulogne-sur-Seine)
Author:
Written by Pierre Reverdy (French, 1889–1960)
Publisher:
Published by Tériade , Paris
Printer:
Printed by Fernand Mourlot (French, 1895–1988) Frères (Paris)
Date:
1955
Medium:
Lithographs (for both handwritten text and the illustrations)
Dimensions:
sheet: 16 9/16 x 12 5/8 in. (42 x 32 cm) Overall: 17 1/8 x 13 3/8 x 1 15/16 in. (43.5 x 34 x 5 cm)
Classification:
Books
Credit Line:
Gift of Judith Rothschild, 1986
Accession Number:
1986.1240
Not on view
This book was originally planned by L. Rosenberg ca. 1916-1917. Gris died in 1927, having finished only half of the intended illustrations. The project was taken up by Ténade some thirty years later, with the collaboration of the author (Reverdy). Although published in 1955, it it generally accepted as one of the greatest Cubist "livres d'artiste."
Both the "illustrations" and the handwritten text are printed via lithography. The text is printed in black and the eleven illustrations in color, on colored grounds. Unbound sheets in slipcase.
Collation: half title page, blank page, title page, blank page, introduction, blank page, colophon, blank page, [1] - 152, blank.
Inscription: Signed, in graphite, by the author on the colophon
Judith Rothschild; Donor: Judith Rothschild (via Gary Tinterow, MMA) Evaluation.
Kahnweiler, D.H. JUAN GRIS; HIS LIFE AND WORK. New York: Harry N. Abrams, rpt. 1969.

Cooper, Douglas. CATALOGUE RAISONNE DE L'OEUVRE PEINT ETABLI AVEC LA COLLABORATION DE MARGARET POTTER. 2 vols. Paris: Berggruen, 1977.
Nicolas Rauch Les Peintres et le livre 1867-1957. Geneva, 1957, cat. no. 102, p. 113.

Hommage à Teriade. Réunion des Musées Nationaux - Grand Palais, 1973, pp. 106-107.



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