[POP ART]. [TING, WALASSE (1929-2010). Poète et artiste sino-américain]. [FRANCIS, SAM (Éditeur)].

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[POP ART]. [TING, WALASSE (1929-2010). Poète et artiste sino-américain]. [FRANCIS, SAM (Éditeur)].

One Cent Life [1 ¢ Life]
Bern (Switzerland), E.W. Kornfeld, 1964; printed in Paris by Maurice Beaudet
The book of a generation.
Elephant-folio format (overall size 412 x 290 mm). Numbered limited edition of 100 signed copies, this copy stamped no. 22 reserved for Paris. Lithographs mounted on tabs. 176 pages. 62 original color lithographs made by 28 artists each signed in pencil; 62 letterpress poems.
Signed binding by Leroux, dated 1987. Green varnished leather binding with leather inlays of green and pink flowers and luminescent lettering with plastic photographic imprint (collage of advertisements), centre of large orange flower hollowed out with see through plexiglas, array of small colored plastic beads in the hollowed plexiglas compartment, plastic photographic flyleaves, smooth spine. Binding placed in an articulated green and textile folder, slipcase. Dimensions: 423 x 315 mm.
This is the iconic 1964 publication created by the Chinese-American artist and poet Walasse Ting (1929-2010) and the Abstract Expressionist painter Sam Francis, featuring 62 colour lithographs by Pop artists including , including colourful lips by Warhol, abstract splatters by Mitchell, and cartoon girls by Lichtenstein. Fully-intact versions of the artists’ book rarely arrive on the market today.
This copy is one of the limited numbered signed copies (100), and this copy (numbered no. 22) was reserved for Paris. There were only 2000 copies printed in all.
Produced with the painter Sam Francis, it was published in 1964 by E. W. Kornfeld of Bern, Switzerland. The 176 lithograph pages were printed in Paris by Maurice Beaudet; the typography is handset letterpress by George Girard. Revolutionary in its assemblage of artifacts of Pop art, 1¢ Life is a compact visual manifesto of the 1960s: bright, psychedelic, and pulsating, a collabor
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