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Le Père Ubu à l'Aviation

Author:
Written by Ambroise Vollard (French, 1866–1939)
Illustrator:
Illustrated by Pierre Bonnard (French, Fontenay-aux-Roses 1867–1947 Le Cannet)
Publisher:
Published by Georges Crès et Cie. , Paris
Published in:
Paris
Date:
1918
Medium:
Lithographic illustrations
Dimensions:
Overall: 10 5/8 x 6 3/4 x 1/2 in. (27 x 17.1 x 1.3 cm)
Classification:
Books
Credit Line:
The Elisha Whittelsey Collection, The Elisha Whittelsey Fund, 1967
Accession Number:
67.763.3
Rights and Reproduction:
© 2018 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
Not on view
Vollard, a Parisian art dealer and publisher, adopted his friend Alfred Jarry’s satirical figure, the vulgar despot Ubu Roi, in a series of short books that mock the war’s absurdity. He translated sentiments conveyed by friends at the front into his texts, which have Ubu trying to understand such nonsensical things as the advantages of airplanes that spontaneously break or why a respected doctor would propose removing a healthy leg.
.3: A. Terrasse 34; Roger-Marx p. 167 .4: Portique VII, 1950, p. 19 (1917); Roger-Marx p. 167, A. Terrasse 33
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