Original Lithographs by Chagall, Joan Miro, Kandinsky, Tapies, Calder, Bazaine

Derrière le Miroir is a superb collection of original lithographs by Chagall, Joan Miro, Kandinsky, Tapies, Calder, Bazaine and many more.
These spectacular lithographs can be mounted, framed and hung as art. Many people choose to do so, while others simply enjoy it in its covering like a magazine. Either way, it is a great collectible item that will surely increase in value over time. Thank you for looking!

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Derriere le Miroir No. 196, RAOUL UBAC 1910 - 1985

(Derrière le Miroir: 1946-1982.  253 editions, 200 volumes.  Published by Aimé Maeght)

Welcome to Scorpio Collections!  The volume you’ve selected is a first edition of the prestigious Derrière le Miroir (DLM) art magazine, published in Paris from 1946 to 1983.  Each volume combines the original and reproduction lithographs of a particular artist with prose and poetry by contemporary writers.  The magazine was not bound, but rather featured loose prints and pages of text in a soft-cover lithograph wrapping.  All volumes were published by Maeght Editeur, Paris.

Derriere le Miroir No. 196, RAOUL UBAC 1910 - 1985
Issue nº: 196
Issue date: March, 1972
Physical contents: 28 pages total; 9 original lithographs (1 single and 4 double-paged), 8 pages of photos of UBAC scultpures.
Artist: Raoul UBAC
Texts by: Gaeton Picon and Claude Estaban
Measurements: 11” x 15”/ 30x38cm
Wrapping – Very good with slight toning
Contents – Very good and complete as issued


About Derrière le Miroir
Derrière le Miroir’s 36 years of publication saw the many of the 20th century’s greatest artists submit their works to the magazine. Each issue of the magazine featured one artist’s original lithograph along with multiple reproductions. Their works were set alongside the poetry of France’s great writers of the same period. Artists featured include Braque, Calder, Chagall, Chillida, Giacometti, Léger, Matisse, Miro and Tapies. That their works were juxtaposed to the writings of such great thinkers as Aragon, Beckett, Char, Eluard, Prévert, Queneau, Reverdy and Sartre, ensured that the magazine would find itself a special place in the annals of art publications as the cross-roads of art both visual and verbal.

Raoul Ubac (31 August 1910, Cologne - 24 March 1985, Dieudonné, Oise) was a French painter, sculptor, photographer and engraver. In 1937, he made Tete du Mannequin, a photograph taken of a mannequin (made by André Masson) consisting of everyday objects. Another of his work's include the photograph 'La Conciliabule'. He also known as a print artist createing color lithographs.