November 27, 2008

Braque,The Boss

Braque, Le Patron (Braque, the boss) is a reference book on the work of the painter. Jean Paulhan, in nine parts, builds the portrait of the artist : "He is a little stooped. He works on ten drafts in the same time, some are resting on easels, others land on some sort of grils. He moves sometimes a leaf, a leg crab, a lizard skeleton, which are waiting for what on the table ? He is retouching. He is pruning. As a gardener among his plants. "

The writer also relates "The Myths of Georges Braque", a tasty compilation of anecdotes :
"Understand me, said Vollard, I am worried. If my Renoir burns and remains a small corner, I always know it's a Renoir. But if my Braque ... - Thanks to God, "said Braque. Who gave up that day to sign his paintings. "

Currently, the librairie Loliée offers :
  • Braque (Georges) - Paulhan (Jean). Braque, le Patron. Paris, Geneva, Editions des Trois Collines, 1947, in-4, shirt and case. Edition illustrated with 64 reproductions of paintings and 2 lithographs by Georges Braque. Limited to 90 copies signed by the author and the painter. One of the first 25 copies on Arches paper, including the original color lithograph signed and numbered by Georges Braque.
  • Braque (Georges) - Saint-Pol-Roux. Août. Paris, Louis Broder, 1958, in-4 oblong, sheets, under cover, case. First edition decorated with 4 original full-page etchings, including 2 in colors, by Georges Braque. Limited to 120 copies on Auvergne paper signed by Braque.