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JOHNS, Jasper; BECKETT, Samuel.

Foirades/Fizzles.

Stock Code
103962
New York, Petersburg Press, 1975
£15,000

Limited edition on handmade paper, signed by Johns and Beckett.

'One of the greatest artists' books of the second half of the twentieth century' by 'two of the most enigmatic artists of our time' (Logan, 162).

'All of the etchings in Fizzles are based on Johns' [major, four-panel] 1972 painting Untitled… The variations on Untitled are perfect visual counterparts to Beckett's stories of closed places, passages, and darkness. Johns matches Beckett's fragments with fragments thick with references to burial and entrapment, to art, and to past and future time' (Judith Goldman).

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Description

Limited edition, one of 250 copies signed by Jasper Johns and Samuel Beckett, on Richard de Bas handmade paper, from a total edition of 300; 4to (34 x 26 cm); complete with 33 etchings and aquatints, in- and hors-texte, two in colour forming the endpapers, printed by Atelier Crommelynck, with tissue guards, text in French and English; housed in the original beige linen-covered clamshell box, lined with a colour lithograph, with a purple silk tassel, in excellent condition.

Bibliography

Castleman, 214-15. Logan, 162

Stock ID:103962

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