Wiener Werkstätte – Kokoschka, Oskar: – Die träumenden Knaben.


Perfectly made reprint of this important document of modern art. – A major document of modern art in which the artist’s colour lithographs foreshadowed expressionism. One of 275 numbered copies of the edition brought into trade by Kurt Wolff. Since from the first issue only very few copies sold, the editor gave the rest to Kurt Wolff who re-iisued it in 1917. Thus it is identic with the first edition. “In works like his illustrated fable ‘Die träumenden Knaben’ (The Dreaming Youths) Kokoschka’s stream-of.consciousness nursery.rhyme narrative style, and his quirky magic-garden vision – in which shematic figuration and bluntly stylized organic form floated in uncertain fields of space – seemed in direct communication whith the uncorrupted resources of a child’s imagination” (catalogue Varnedoe, Vienna 1900, p. 94). – One of the greatest ‘Livres de peintres’.

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Vienna and Munich, Jugend and Volk (1968).

24,5 : 29,5 cm. 10 leaves with 10 (8 coloured) plates. Original-cloth with illustration on front cover, housed in the original coloured board slipcase..

250,00 EUR