Fernand Léger: Peintures Antérieures à 1940. Jean Bazaine.
Fernand Léger: Peintures Antérieures à 1940
Fernand Léger: Peintures Antérieures à 1940

Fernand Léger: Peintures Antérieures à 1940

Paris: Louis Carré, 1945. First Edition. Exhibition catalogue of Fernand Léger's paintings from before 1940, at the Galerie Louis Carré in Paris. The catalogue features a fabulous wraparound color illustration, Fleurs et papillons, by Léger as well as a color frontispiece and numerous black-and-white illustrations. The artist Jean Bazaine has provided an admiring text (which was actually written in 1942, during the German Occupation). Small 4to, 50, {2} pages, in wrappers. Text in French. This is number 510 of 950 copies. Text block detached from wrappers, which still retain most of the original, very delicate thin glassine covers. Copies of this catalogue are not often seen in the market. SCARCE.   . Item #1132

The Léger exhibition took place at the Galerie Louis Carré shortly after the Liberation but before the formal end of the war, from January 16 to February 5, 1945. As such, it was an admirable attempt to return to normal life in Paris.

Price: $350.00

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