Le Sourire de Paul Gauguin.
GAUGUIN Paul (1952.)
A FINE COPY
Number 878 of 1000. Facsimile of the set of nine issues plus 5 leaves of facsimile woodcuts. Folio. Unbound, in publisher's portfolio. Limited to 1000 copies. 24pp. Paris, Editions G-P. Maisonneuve et Max Besson,
A fine facsimile edition of Gauguin's monthly periodical, printed during one of his stays in Tahiti and the Marquesas, between August 1899 and April 1900. Reproduced using mimeograph technology in its original incarnation, Gauguin began with number 4 to also incorporate woodblock prints as a more satisfactory way of presenting his artwork alongside his journalism. The additional leaves of facsimile woodcuts represent prints included in variants and special copies created by the artist for friends. The binding is also a linen recreation of a 'Recueil' specially compiled by Gauguin and bound in a folder of Tahitian stencilled calico, with a woodcut headpiece pasted to the upper cover, satirically depicting the much derided Governor Gallet.
Due to limited budget and resources, it is thought that no more than 30 copies of the originals were printed.
Stock Code: 205493