The Limited Editions Club, 1995.
Balthus. Edition limited to 300 numbered copies signed by Paz and Balthus. Illustrated with 3 large multicolour woodcuts by Balthus printed on handmade Japanese paper and tipped in. Folio (24 x 22 inches). Original tan goatskin spine and linen boards, clamshell case. Fine Item #323980
"In awarding Octavio Paz the 1990 Nobel Prize for Literature, the Swedish Academy said that Paz’s work “seems to incorporate, interpret, and reconstrue major existential questions-death, time, love, and reality.” Paz dedicated his poem, Sight and Touch, to his dear friend, the Franco-Polish artist, Balthus. Balthus reciprocated with three illustrations for this Limited Editions Club book and prints. The poem is about light 'a wavering river that sketches its doubts and turns them to certainties.” Writes Paz, “Light is time thinking about itself.' The poem is presented in the original Spanish, in English and in French" (Publisher).
The three Balthus paintings have been turned into multicolor woodcuts by Keiji Shinohara and printed on Kozo Uwazen paper made by hand in Japan. The text is set in a Monotype version of Lutetia.
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