September 27, 2007


The Librairie Loliée presents a Varia list of 19th and 20th centuries first editions and illustrated books.

Do not hesitate to contact us if you wish to reserve a number.

September 21, 2007

Scanreigh, techniques and diversity

Initially inclined to the minimalist abstraction, Jean-Marie Scanreigh, teaching in the Art schools of Nimes, turns at the beginning of the Eighties to engraving and shows great interest for the techniques of editions. His pictorial work grows rich (collage, mixed substances). True devourer of techniques, he does not cease producing. His engraved work counts 150 books and not less than one thousand of prints, woods, linos, etchings...

“[...] Assemblings, puzzles, palimpsests are privileged devices for me : I always need a precondition to work.
For long time it was wreinkled backgrounds, today it is a special collage of my own prints and pages of artist's books. I reinvent a rupestral wall with wrecked surfaces which are as many challenges to take up or to exploit."
J.M. Scanreigh

La Librairie Loliée offers a permanent selection of drawings of the artist.

To see : Jean-Marie Scanreigh's blog.

September 12, 2007

The enigmatic Badia-Vilato

We know few things of Badia-Vilato, Spanish poster designer. During the civil war, he works for the CNT (National Confederation of Work) and the FAI (Iberian Anarchistic Federation). Under the authority of Pro-Franco, he goes to France. He works for the Air France company and signs some of their more beautiful posters. He continues his engagement against pro-Franco repression and collaborates to the SIA (International Solidarity Antifascist) whose objective is to organize the international aid with Spain. At the end of the Fifties, he settles in South America where his trace is lost.
The work Images de l'Espagne Franquiste, published in 1947 in Paris by the National alliance of the democratic forces of Spain, is representative of the anarchistic and anti pro-franco production of the Forties. On a text printed in three languages - Spanish, French and English - by the movie director Mateo Santos, Badia-Vilato shows virulent and colorful lithographies which point out his surrealist influence. For proof, the two following reproductions:

Educational system in Spain : Yoke and Arrows

vision of death

Currently, the librairie Loliée can offer you :
  • Badia-Vilato - Santos (Mateo). L'Alliance Nationale des forces démocratiques d'Espagne. Images de l'Espagne Franquiste. [Paris], 1947, in-4, illustrated cover. 1000 copies. One of the 25 first copies on Marais paper, illustrated by 12 lithographies, full page and numbered, by Badia-Vilato.

September 04, 2007

Le Boeuf sur le toit

Initially composed as the soundtrack of a silent Charlie Chaplin film, Le Bœuf sur le toit becomes a succes when Darius Milhaud transforms his piece into a ballet with a scenario by Jean Cocteau, and with a stage designed by Raoul Dufy. The premiere is given in Paris, en 1920, at the Comédie des Champs-Elysées. This "cinema-symphony based on South American Airs (the title is, by the way, the one of an old brazilian tango) captivates the audience. The decor is that of a bar frequented by several characters : a bookmaker, a dwarf, a boxer, a woman dressed in man's clothing, a policeman who is decapitated by the blades of an overhead fan before he is revived... The Fratellini brothers, famous clowns of the Medrano Circus, were part of the first cast. The choreography was deliberately very slow, in marked contrast to the lively and joyful spirit of the music.
The same year, The Editions de la Sirène release the music score, illustrated by a lithography of Raoul Dufy. (source :

Currently, the librairie Loliée can offer :
  • [Cocteau - Milhaud - Dufy] - Le Boeuf sur le Toit. First Edition with Jean Cocteau's preface et first release of Darius Milhaud's music score. Original lithography by Raoul Dufy in fronstispiece.