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   after Juan Gris Lithographs from "Au Soleil du Plafond"

Juan Gris Au Soleil du Plafond
Juan Gris Au Soleil du Plafond
Juan Gris Au Soleil du Plafond
Juan Gris Au Soleil du Plafond
Juan Gris Au Soleil du Plafond

                         Supiere                                       La Moulin a Cafe                                   Pot de fleurs                                           Guitare                                           La Lampe

Colour lithographs, on Arches paper, from the portfolio Au Soleil du plafond (In the Sun of the Ceiling), 1955 which contained 11 lithographs by Juan Gris and 20 poems by Pierre Reverdy.

Note: The portfolio was published/printed by Tériade/Mourlot, Paris, with title page, colophon, and text by Pierre Reverdy. 

Size: sheet: 16 5/8 x 24 1/4in (42.5 x 32.5 cms)

Edition: Book edition: 205 copies, numbered 1-205 ; 15 copies, off the market, numbered I-XV. The prints are not individual signed or numbered.

Retail Price: £100-00 each (unframed

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Note on the book: The 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 is 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.
Signatures, Inscriptions, and Markings
Inscription: Signed, in graphite, by the author on the colophon
Catalogue Raisonné
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.
References
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.