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 José Corti   (1895-1984)

  Reves d'encre
  • livre d'artiste with original ink decalcomania drawing on paper, 1945
  • signed lower right verso
  • decalcomania drawing size 5" x 4" (12.7 x 10.1 cm.)
  • portfolio size 10" x 6⅝" (25.4 x 16.8 cm.)
The deluxe edition of the 1945 first printing of Corti's legendary Dreams of Ink portfolio containing 25 loose decalcomania ink paintings in reproduction and texts by Paul Eluard, Rene Char, Julien Gracq, and Gaston Bachelard.

This example one of the first fifty portfolios containing one additional unframed unique original decalcomania drawing on paper signed in ink on the reverse by Jose Corti. There also exists a further six hundred numbered copies of the album without the original artwork.


Jose Corti - Reves d'encre - portfolio cover - 1945 livre d'artiste with original ink decalcomania drawing on paper
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     Jose Corti - Reves d'encre - title page - 1945 livre d'artiste with original ink decalcomania drawing on paper
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     Jose Corti - Reves d'encre - colophon - 1945 livre d'artiste with original ink decalcomania drawing on paper
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     Jose Corti - Reves d'encre - decalcomania verso with signature - 1945 livre d'artiste with original ink decalcomania drawing on paper
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Jose Corti - Reves d'encre - plate image - 1945 livre d'artiste with original ink decalcomania drawing on paper
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     Jose Corti - Reves d'encre - plate image - 1945 livre d'artiste with original ink decalcomania drawing on paper
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     Jose Corti - Reves d'encre - plate image - 1945 livre d'artiste with original ink decalcomania drawing on paper
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     Jose Corti - Reves d'encre - plate image - 1945 livre d'artiste with original ink decalcomania drawing on paper
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