BLANDIN (André). Pseudonym of André Jacques... - Lot 121 - Ader

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BLANDIN (André). Pseudonym of André Jacques... - Lot 121 - Ader
BLANDIN (André). Pseudonym of André Jacques Peltier. ABCD. Scientific printing house Charles Bulens, Editor. 75, rue Terre-Neuve. Brussels. [Belgium. 1913]. In-4 (26 x 22,2 cm). (27) lithographed plates in recto: publisher's album, grey cloth spine, grey paper boards, lithograph in colors showing a wooden articulated doll, entangled in the orange and green letters ABCD, on the first, face with moustache, in the center of the second, accompanied by the monogram and the name of the artist in foot. Unique edition of a cubist primer beautifully illustrated by the French painter (Belgian by adoption), André Blandin (1878-1944). He was a painter, draftsman, poster artist, exhibition organizer, magazine editor and friend of Apollinaire. Attracted by the innovative currents, he organized an exhibition in 1911 in Brussels, for which he asked Apollinaire to bring him some cubists. In 1914, a second exhibition, entitled "Great Zwans-Exhibition" (zwans in Brussels dialect means burlesque), can be compared with the Dada and Futurist movements. He participated in all the Belgian Salons and collaborated with Marinetti's magazine Poesia. At the height of his art, he illustrated this extraordinary alphabet book composed of cubist forms, printed on strong paper on one side - his daughter Claire was born in December 1912. It features an articulated wooden doll (based on the Dutch wooden dolls) on a background of pearl gray and bright primary colors. One large lithograph per page with, at the bottom, the initial in black and the name to spell of the character mimicked by the doll, captioned in red in three languages: French, English and German. The simplified portrait in the center of the second plate is the sketch of the artist himself. Extremely rare painter's primer. A well-preserved copy with some rubbing, mainly on the first cut, first inner hinge cracked and traces of creasing on the flyleaves.
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