Joan Gardy Artigas, ‘Les boeufs meurent aussi’, 1971, Sylvan Cole Gallery

Lemesle, Jean-Pierre.
Les boeufs meurent aussi.
Paris: Maeght Editeur, 1971.

Poem by Lemesle accompanied by enormous brightly-colored original lithographs by Artigas. Lithographed throughout, both illustrations and text. Also features a few black and white photographs by Claude Gaspari.

Illustrations depict slaughterhouse scenes. Not the book to read before sitting down to a dinner, especially if you're going to have steak.

From a total edition of 250 copies, this is ONE OF 25 COPIES WITH AN ORIGINAL SIGNED DOUBLE-PAGE DRAWING (65 x 100 cm) BY GARDY-ARTIGAS.

Additionally signed on the justification by both author and artist.

Huge folio (25 1/2 x 19 1/2 inches; 65 x 50 cm). Loose as issued in wrappers and publisher's cloth folding case, decorated with an additional color lithograph. FINE AND BRIGHT.

Signature: Signed in pencil by the artist

Publisher: Maeght Éditeur

About Joan Gardy Artigas

Catalan, b. 1938, Boulogne-Billancourt, France