Pierre SOULAGES (born in 1919) and Edmond HUMEAU (1907-1998)
Le neuf du coeur, Paris, Le messager du poète, José Millas-Martin, 1956
This book of poetry illustrated by Pierre Soulages is composed of a limited edition of only 50 copies including an etching plate by Pierre Soulages, signed in pencil by him
Of the greatest rarity, the plate is not even listed in the catalog of the printed work, so this powerful composition is one of the artist's very first attempts in this field
Our copy, numbered 17 on Vélin Pur Fil Lafuma, comes from a childhood friend of the poet and is enriched by a beautiful sending of this one: " For you, my dear Henri, since Brest assembled us [Le neuf de coeur] was the ferment and the measure of a fervor which renews us and I wish that these poems approach you, through the charms of another reign, of this fraternity which does not need papers to find itself, your friend Edmond, Paris, XXIX.I.LVII "
Copy in very good condition, preserved in its blue cardboard cover
Board (free) : H. 20,2 cm -L. 13,2 cm
Book : H. 20,5 cm - L. 13,5 cm DV