With etched and signed title vignette as well as 4 separate signed original etchings by Alfred Hrdlicka on Rives handmade paper. 40.5 x 30.5 cm. White original linen ribbon and black original linen folder in black original linen slipcase. Hamburg, Hoffmann & Campe, 1971. One of 190 hand-signed and numbered copies. This copy bears the number 130.
After printing, the plates of the etchings were destroyed. - Monumental and congenial edition of the poetry of Pablo Neruda (1904-1973) illustrated by Alfred Hrdlicka (1928-2009).
In his four large-format etchings (395 x 295 mm) and the etched title vignette (65 x 65) for "Estravagario", Hrdlicka visualizes Neruda's contradictory, bizarre and humorous poetry: Among other things, he shows a crouching person who eats from the ground like a dog while His fellow human beings turn their backs on him, a walking skeleton, and a sitting, very lush and, as it were, earthy female nude. This is likely to be a portrait of Mathilde Urrutía, Pablo Neruda's partner, who the poet also immortalized in the "Estravagario": " For all her physical presence, she is at the same time a figure who symbolically represents the native south, the 'roots' of the poet in the rainy forests of the province of Cautín "
Perfectly preserved, the etchings in beautiful, drawing impressions.
- Number of Books
- Author/ Illustrator
- Alfred Hrdlicka & Pablo Neruda
- Book Title
- Publication year oldest item
- Numbered edition
- Original language
- Hamburg, Hoffmann & Campe
- Binding/ Material
- Limited edition, Signed by illustrator, With slipcase
- Number of pages
- 41×31 cm