Lot #895
Jean Tinguely

First edition of Meta with original artwork

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First edition of Meta with original artwork

Swiss painter and sculptor (1925-1991) best known for his sculptural machines or kinetic art in the Dada tradition. Signed book: Meta. First edition. Sweden: Tryckerigruppen Malmo, 1973. Bound into its original pictorial suitcase with handle and lock closure, 8.5 x 12.25, 363 pages. Signed at the bottom of an original pen and ink drawing bound into the book. This edition contains 13 color plates, 6 folding, and 34 images on transparent paper, with the original 33 1/3 rpm album attached to the back cover. Autographic condition: fine. Book condition: VG+/None. Few mild bumps to edges; upper edge of first several pages has a slight wave; metal hardware from ‘suitcase’ accoutrements and album at rfep has rusted on the interior and left impressions on surrounding pages; minor rubbing and soiling. A wonderfully playful presentation, with a unique binding that matches the book’s artistic content. Accompanied by a hardbound volume of A Magic Stronger than Death by Pontus Hulten. RR Auction COA.

Auction Info

  • Auction Title: Rare Manuscript, Document & Autograph
  • Dates: #418 - Ended November 13, 2013