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Alfred Hrdlicka & Pablo Neruda - Estravagario - 1971

Alfred Hrdlicka & Pablo Neruda - Estravagario - 1971

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Alfred Hrdlicka & Pablo Neruda - Estravagario - 1971
Art - Quantity: 1 - Limited edition, Signed by illustrator, With slipcase - Book

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.

Lot details
Object
Book
Number of Books
1
Subject
Art
Author/ Illustrator
Alfred Hrdlicka & Pablo Neruda
Book Title
Estravagario
Condition
Fine
Publication year oldest item
1971
Edition
Numbered edition
Language
German
Original language
Yes
Publisher
Hamburg, Hoffmann & Campe
Binding/ Material
Hardback
Extras
Limited edition, Signed by illustrator, With slipcase
Number of pages
105
Dimensions
41×31 cm
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