Vinon-sur-Verdon: La Garonne, 1984. Signed Limited Edition. Fine.
Copy number VI/VIII with an original painted collage and an original lavis by Patrice Pouperon, signed on the colophon by both Butor and Pouperon. Published in an edition of 33 copies with original art by Patrice Pouperon, numbered and signed by both the author and illustrator as follows:8 copies with a collage and a lavis, numbered I to VIII25 copies with a lavis, numbered IX to XXXIIIGiard's treatment of the onlay is particularly of the skin of the serpent in Butor's poem. Pouperon is particularly known for his woven and painted collages, one of which is present in this volume.Michel Butor (b. 1926) is a French experimental author and literary critic. He has collaborated extensively with artists, especially Patrice Pouperon, Julian Baltazar, Bertrand Dorny, Thierry Lambert, Joël Leick, and Jean-Pierre Thomas. He often issues his work first as a limited editions artists' book.Patrice Pouperon (1939-2010) collaborated with authors to create and publish beautiful artists' books. Butor is one of many authors with whom he collaborated frequently.Full Arches paper painted in subtle stripes of light and dark grey by the binder, with a single onlay of thinly pared green pre-textured cow hide, beveled and blind-tooled, across both boards and spine. Rolled white box calf head and tail bands. Bound by Christine Giard in 2005. 13.5cm x 11.5cm