Pierre Bonnard, ‘Simili’, 1930, Sylvan Cole Gallery

Roger-Marx, Claude.
Simili. Trois actes illustrés de sept gravures originales de Pierre Bonnard.
Paris: Au Sans Pareil, 1930.

A play by Roger-Marx, ILLUSTRATED WITH SEVEN ORIGINAL DRYPOINTS BY PIERRE BONNARD.

From a total edition of 280 numbered copies, this is one of 225 printed on fine Lafuma wove paper.

Squarish 8vo. Original wraps. ENTIRELY UNCUT AND UNOPENED. FINE AND BRIGHT, with no defects. Bouvet 112.

About Pierre Bonnard

Known for painting light-soaked interiors, nudes and still lives, Pierre Bonnard’s lush canvases echo Claude Monet and Henri Matisse. Bonnard played a central role in Nabis, a group emphasizing the basic aesthetic properties of painting. Describing his method, Bonnard has said, “the principal subject is the surface, which has its color, its laws over and above those of object.” Rather than simply observe and reproduce the world around him, Bonnard sought to instill each picture with, in the words of Nabis colleague Maurice Denis, “a beauty outside nature.”

French, 1867-1947, Fontenay-aux-Roses, France, based in Paris, France

Fair History on Artsy

2013
Armstrong Fine Art at IFPDA Print Fair
2013
Jill Newhouse Gallery at Frieze Masters