Aube Breton Elleouët, Collages, Ltd Ed. 1/500, Rare w/SIGNED ephemera

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Teresa Arcq, Francois-Rene Simon. Polermo, Graficas del Artes for Galerie 1900-2000, 2017 
French, Limited Edition of 500, Very Good - Hardcover with SIGNED ephemera, RARE

 

(Polermo: Graficas del Artes for Galerie 1900-2000). Very Good - 4to, 9 7/8" x 12", black pictorial paper over boards. Breton Elleouët collage postcard laid in loose INSCRIBED from Breton Elleouët to author Whitney Chadwick, “Beaucoup de chauvees eu 2018 avec les pomp des marins, Amite, Aube.” Full-color images of the artist’s collages printed on black glossy paper, bumping to head, tail, and tips, nick to boards at side-edge, interior clean, tightly bound. Includes essays in French by Teresa Arcq, Francois-Rene Simon, Leopold Pouet, Philippe Audoin, et. al. 183 pp., including list of exhibitions. From the private library of artist Robert Bechtle and author Whitney Chadwick. Rare in the trade.  $364 

Aube Elleouet Breton(1935-) is a French surrealist woman artist with a body of work that spans five decades. The daughter of surrealists Andre Breton and Jacqueline Lamba, Breton developed her own style, referred to as “Romantastique” characterized by combinations of vivid color photos, maps, and ephemera where she plays with dimension and scale.  Her storytelling is reminiscent of ancient Greek drama, her saturated palette heightening the pageantry. Breton Elleouët has exhibited alongside artists like Dorothea Tanning, Kay Sage, Remedios Varo, Leonor Fini, and Mimi Parent.