Oct 10, 2019 - Sale 2519

Sale 2519 - Lot 386

Price Realized: $ 2,375
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 1,500 - $ 2,500
(LÉGER, FERNAND.) Cendrars, Blaise. Le Fin du Monde filmée par l'Ange N.-D. Roman. Pochoir cover design and 22 color stenciled plates by Léger (3 are double-page). 4to, original wrappers, recased, with relining and professional restoration; soft crease to upper outer corners. The pochoirs printed by Ateliers de Richard, Paris. (SA) Paris: Éditions de la Sirène, 1919

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number 177 of 1200 copies of léger's first illustrated book in color. Éditions de la Sirène was Jean Cocteau's publishing house. Le Fin du Monde was the collaborative project by Léger, Cendrars, and Cocteau who were all engaged in filmmaking at the time and pulling away from Cubism toward the colorful, figurative aesthetic of Purism. From Manet to Hockney 54; Skira 197.