Avant Garde 8 Picasso’s Erotic Gravures. by JOHNSON, Arthur (binder)…

Avant Garde 8 Picasso’s Erotic Gravures. by JOHNSON, Arthur (binder) Pablo PICASSO, artist, Ralph GINSBURG, editor < >
A stunning binding to compliment Picasso’s erotic gravures

Avant Garde 8 Picasso’s Erotic Gravures.

[New York : Avant Garde Media Inc. September 1969]. Large 4to, (290x280mm), 60 unnumbered pages, original paper wrappers bound at the end, finely bound in dark orange goatskin with coloured onlays, signed on lower turn-in of back board “A.J. 1975”, preserved in a cloth drop-back box. the box somewhat faded but the binding immaculate.
Avant Garde was a magazine notable for graphic and logogram design by Herb Lubalin. Published in New York, it ran to 14 numbers between January 1968 and July 1971 [See Wikipedia]

Renowned designer bookbinder Arthur William Johnson (1920-2004) after studying art at Hornsey, Hammersmith and Camberwell colleges, started teaching bookbinding at Hammersmith and in 1950 was a founder member of the Hampstead Guild of Scribes and Bookbinders, which later became the Guild of Contemporary Bookbinders and then Designer Bookbinders. The present binding, one of several that he made for this work, is a highly stylized abstract erotic scene complimenting Picasso’s engravings.

Stock No: HMF1712
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