Jul 30, 2020 - Sale 2543

Sale 2543 - Lot 434

Price Realized: $ 2,860
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 3,000 - $ 4,000
(MARTIN, CHARLES.) Satie, Erik. Sports & Divertissements. Cover drawing and 20 plates reproduced after Charles Martin colored in pochoir by J. Saude facing calligraphed music scores by Satie; numerous vignettes and hand-lettered captions after Marin. Large folio, 15x17 inches; 398x430 mm, sheets, loose as issued in decorated boards with paper cover label, loss of paper to top third of spine, corners bumped and abraded, few minor blemishes, silk ties perished; plates with occasional smudging and spotting but generally quite clean. Paris: Lucien Vogel, (1914)

Additional Details

First edition. Number 138 of 225 copies. Features Satie's compositions and Martin's pochoirs of golf, fireworks, tango dancing, swimming, picnics, tennis, weddings, theater and other pursuits. When Stravinsky turned down the offer to join the project, Satie was commissioned to compose the melodies to accompany Martin's radically modern designs. The result was one of the most influential 20th Century compositions for Satie and a major work of Art Deco design for Martin.