1978. 22 X 33 cm.
Edition of 45.
Seven extracts from letters written to Natalie d'Arbeloff in French by
Michel Seuphor between 1973-1974, with the English translation. The
text expresses the principles which animated Seuphor's life and work.
Selected portions of the handwritten letters were enlarged photographically
and relief blocks were made from the negatives. These were printed by NdA
as blind embossings with surface inking in a pale colour. The English translation
was printed letterpress in 12pt Grotesque. Seven double leaves of J.Green
246lb paper are folded within an embossed title page, held in in a dark blue
chemise, also embossed by NdA, inserted in a red cloth-covered slipcase.
French of Belgian origin, author/poet/artist/critic
and historian of abstract art, founded the famous group
'Cercle et Carré'
and was close to Mondrian whose biography he wrote. My friendship
with Seuphor began in 1968 and lasted until his death. We
exchanged a large number of letters and his never failed
to be illuminating and inspiring.
PUBLIC COLLECTIONS which acquired Seuphor a Natalie:
Victoria & Albert
Museum, National Art Library
The British Library
Biblioteca Nazionale, Rome
Library of Congress,
Bridwell Library, Dallas
Nielsen Library, Smith
Kohler Library, Madison,
Tutt Library, Colorado
Grunwald Center for
Graphic Art, UCLA.