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PUBLISHER
Skira Paris

BOOK FORMAT
Slip, hbk, 2 vols, 9.5 x 12.25 in. / 412 pgs / 30 bw.

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Catalog: SPRING 2019 p. 99   

PRODUCT DETAILS
ISBN 9788857239491 SDNR30
List Price: $300.00 CDN $400.00

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Milan, Italy
Palazzo Reale, 10/18/18–02/17/19

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SKIRA PARIS

Ovid: The Metamorphoses

Illustrated with Etchings by Pablo Picasso


A page from 'Ovid: The Metamorphoses.'

In 1931, with the help of Jacqueline Apollinaire and at the suggestion of Pierre Matisse, a young Swiss publisher named Albert Skira contacted Pablo Picasso and convinced him to illustrate a French translation of Ovid’s Metamorphoses. Picasso, in the midst of a personal reengagement with a Mediterranean classical heritage, produced a body of 30 spare, economical etchings, depicting the mythical figures of classical antiquity as elegantly violent and discreetly erotic entangled lines.
Skira and Picasso’s collaboration produced an exceptional book published in an edition of only 145 copies. The first publication of the newly formed Skira Editore publishing house, it was soon followed by the Poems of Mallarmé with 29 original etchings by Henri Matisse, and Lautréamont’s Les Chants de Maldoror illustrated with 42 etchings by Salvador Dalí.
On the occasion of Skira Editore’s 90th anniversary, the publishing house, in collaboration with the Picasso Estate, is issuing a facsimile of the Picasso edition of Les Métamorphoses, now nearly mythical in art and publishing history. This boxed hardbound volume with hot-foil embossing features 15 of Picasso’s etchings laid out at the start of each chapter and 15 etchings interspersed within the text’s 412 pages. Published in an edition of 1,000 numbered copies, it is accompanied by an illustrated brochure, in English, narrating the history of this legendary book.


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Painting the Stage: William Kentridge (Lulu)

PAINTING THE STAGE: WILLIAM KENTRIDGE (LULU)

By Denise Wendel-Poray.

SKIRA

ISBN: 9788857240466
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Pub Date: 10/8/2019
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Painting the Stage: William Kentridge (Alban)

PAINTING THE STAGE: WILLIAM KENTRIDGE (ALBAN)

By Denise Wendel-Poray.

SKIRA

ISBN: 9788857240190
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Painting the Stage: Ilya & Emilia Kabakov

PAINTING THE STAGE: ILYA & EMILIA KABAKOV

By Denise Wendel-Poray.

SKIRA

ISBN: 9788857240206
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Pub Date: 10/8/2019
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Painting the Stage: Jan Fabre

PAINTING THE STAGE: JAN FABRE

By Denise Wendel-Poray.

SKIRA

ISBN: 9788857240213
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Guido Crepax: Lanterna Magica "Reflection"

GUIDO CREPAX: LANTERNA MAGICA "REFLECTION"

Text by Gillo Dorfles.

SKIRA

ISBN: 9788857239750
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Pub Date: 10/8/2019
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Guido Crepax: Lanterna Magica "Dolls"

GUIDO CREPAX: LANTERNA MAGICA "DOLLS"

Text by Gillo Dorfles.

SKIRA

ISBN: 9788857238692
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Guido Crepax: Lanterna Magica "Imitations"

GUIDO CREPAX: LANTERNA MAGICA "IMITATIONS"

Text by Gillo Dorfles.

SKIRA

ISBN: 9788857239743
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Damien Hirst: Treasures from the Wreck of the Unbelievable

DAMIEN HIRST: TREASURES FROM THE WRECK OF THE UNBELIEVABLE

OTHER CRITERIA BOOKS

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Pub Date: 10/22/2019
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Visionaire 68 Now!

VISIONAIRE 68 NOW!

VISIONAIRE

ISBN: 9781941340066
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Pub Date: 2/19/2019
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Ovid: The Metamorphoses

OVID: THE METAMORPHOSES

SKIRA PARIS

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The Raven / Le Corbeau / The Raven

THE RAVEN / LE CORBEAU / THE RAVEN

By Edgar Allan Poe, Stéphane Mallarmé. Translation by Holly Cundiff. Illustrations by Édouard Manet.

LUCIA|MARQUAND

ISBN: 9780999652282
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Pub Date: 5/21/2019
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Blondey McCoy: 'Us and Chem.'

BLONDEY MCCOY: 'US AND CHEM.'

HENI PUBLISHING

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Pub Date: 3/19/2019
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