October 03, 2007

1 cent life

One cent life is the result of an experimental and collective pace, initiated by Sam Francis, defender of a new aesthetic of color, and which gathers american, for the most part, and european artists. Francis used to receive in his Manhattan's apartment various artists among which Walasse Ting, refugee of China, who wrote poems and made figurative as well as abstract paintings. During one of this meeting, came the idea to publish the most international illustrated book ever done.

With 68 original lithographs, the book reflects the various artistic currents of his time : tachism, CoBrA movement, and of course, pop art.
One Cent life became the proclamation of a new generation of painters, and from now on, a reference in the history of modern art.
(source : http://prnewswire.co.uk/cgi/news/release?id=186065)

Currently, the librairie Loliée can offer :
  • Ting (Wallasse). One Cent Life. Written by Wallace Ting, edited by Sam Francis, published by E. Kornfeld. Paris, Georges Girard, 1964, folio, loose as issued in publisher's cloth portfolio with dustjacket and cloth slipcaseen feuilles. Edition limited to 2000 copies. 68 original lithographs in colors by Pierre Alechinsky, Karel Appel, Alan Davie, Jim Dine, Sam Francis, Alfred Jensen, Asgar Jorn, Alfred Leslie, Roy Lichtenstein, Claes Oldenburg, Mel Ramos, Robert Rauschenberg, J.P. Riopelle, James Rosenquist, Saura, Walasse Ting, Bram Van Velde, Andy Warhol.