Pablo Picasso Le Chant des morts 1945–48, published 1948

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Picasso and poet Pierre Reverdy became friends in the early 1910s. Reverdy composed these poems during World War II, and they are written here in his hand; Picasso responded with illuminations. The book’s publisher, Tériade, was an admirer of illuminated manuscripts, and many of the books he published with artists feature handwritten texts.

Gallery label from Picasso: Themes and Variations, March 28–September 30, 2010 .
Author
Pierre Reverdy
Medium
Illustrated book with 123 lithographs (including wrapper)
Dimensions
composition (see child records): dimensions vary; page: 16 9/16 × 12 5/8" (42 × 32 cm)
Publisher
Tériade, Paris
Printer
Mourlot, Paris
Edition
250
Credit
The Louis E. Stern Collection
Object number
990.1964.1-123
Copyright
© 2021 Estate of Pablo Picasso / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
Type
Illustrated Book
Department
Drawings and Prints
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