Item 10402. ENRICO BAJ


Milano ; New York: Schettini, 1956. Hardback. Item #38778

1st English Edition. Original Boards with Original Illustrated Dust Jacket. 4to. 123 pages ; 29 cm. In English. A very nice copy of the first English-Language and American Art-Book on Enrico Baj’s work, published by Édouard Jaguer, “the French poet and art critic linked with the surrealist movement…” (Wikiepdia, 2017) “Enrico Baj (1924 – 2003) was an Italian artist and writer on art. Many of his works show an obsession with nuclear war. He created prints, sculptures but especially collage. He was close to the surrealist and dada movements, and was later associated with CoBrA. As an author he has been described as a leading promoter of the avant-garde. He worked with Umberto Eco among other collaborators. He had a long interest in the pseudo-philosophy ‘pataphysics. ’” (Wikiepdia, 2017) Issued also in Italian. The first 500 copies of this limited edition (of which ours is one) were printed in Italian. The remaining 500 copies were printed in English. Numbered: 514. Includes bibliographical references (pages 109-115) and index. SUBJECT(S) : Baj, Enrico, 1924-2003. Dust-Jacket has several large tears and is worn but overall still in about good condition. Book itself has some toning. Overall very good+ condition. (ITART-1-2).

Price: $215.00

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