Eric Chaim Kline, Bookseller

Eric Chaim Kline, Bookseller

Derrière le Miroir, No. 154: Kandinsky, Bauhaus de Dessau 1927-1933

Paris: Maeght, 1965. First edition. Paperback. Folio. 15, [15]pp. This issue of DLM was published on the occasion of a Kandinsky exhibition at the Maeght gallery in 1965, where 25 of his paintings from the Bauhaus period (1927-1933) were shown. Seven of them had been chosen to be lithographed especially for this volume. This work is complete with its 7 lithographs in color after original works by Wassily Kandinsky, of which 2 are double-page and 5 full-page (including front wrap). Also includes 26 reproductions in black and white of Kandinsky's paintings and 4 b/w photographs of the artist at work. Ex-library copy (Museum of Fine Arts, Houston) with stamp and sticker on front cover. Minor shelf wear. Text in French. Wrappers and interior in overall very good condition. vg. Item #36516

'Derrière le Miroir' accompanied each exposition at the Galerie Maeght in Paris France. The first issue appeared in 1946, The last #253 of the collection in 1982. DLM is born out of the passion of Aime and Marguerite Maeght. The first issues were intended by Aime Maeght to be spread among a large public, with original lithographs. 10,000 Copies were printed and distributed through kiosks. This failed completely and the remaining copies were sold by weight to finance the printing of issue 4, which was printed at only 1500 copies and was the catalog for the George Braque exhibition at the Galerie. Jacques Kober and Rene Char wrote the texts. This concept was continued in later issues combining great writers with great artists. In 1947, Adrien Maeght, joined the firm of his parents and assisted his father in the layout and execution. The artists created original lithographs to illustrate DLM. Mourlot did the lithographic printing and the text was printed by Union in issues 4-115. From 116-148, DLM was shot in the studios of Aime Maeght. Since 1960 an edition 'deluxe' was issued, on Arches paper, limited to 150 copies.

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