Wassily Kandinsky and Franz Marc, Der Blaue Reiter, R. Piper and Co. Verlag, München, 1912 140 pages. 29.5 X 22.5 cm Front cover in black and blue. 4 hand-colored plates and 3 musical scores in very good condition. Book condition: Ruffled pages Missing book spine. Binding is partly broken. 4 pages (19, 91, 95, 109) are cut-damaged.
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The appraised item is a very rare 1912 luxury edition of ‘Der Blaue Reiter’ by Wassily Kandinsky and Franz Marc which appears to include four woodcuts by Kandinsky and Marc as well as three musical scores.
The art reproduced in this publication marked a dramatic turn away from a Eurocentric and conventional orientation. The selection was dominated by primitive folk, and children's art, with pieces from the South Pacific and Africa, Japanese drawings, medieval German woodcuts and sculpture, Egyptian puppets, Russian folk art, and Bavarian religious art painted on glass.
This is an edition limited to 1000 unnumbered copies with text in German.
This publication doesn’t come up often for sale on the market. Its rarity, as well as the condition provided by the client, is reflected in the valuation which has been provided on the condition of authenticity.