L'Amitie - Affiche pour Lettera Amorosa von Rene Char
Lithograph printed in colours, 1963.
Signed in pencil and insribed HC.
One of 10 Hors Commerce impressions aside from the edition of 75.
Printed on Japan paper by Mourlot, Paris.
Published by Edwin Engelberts, Geneva.
75.5 x 54 cm
A proof made before the poster for an exhibition of Braque’s collaborative work with the poet René Char. Lettera Amorosa (‘Love Letters’) was a an illustrated book with lithographs and poems printed at Atelier Mourlot. Braque considered lithography to be the ideal technique for illustrating poetry and spent many years in perfecting the prints for this project. The final exhibition was held at the Bibliothèqe Littéraire Jacques Doucet, Paris, in 1963. The lithographic process of introducing each colour separately with different stones allowed Braque to recreate the layers of collage in his prints.
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