Igor Stravinsky — CHRONIQUES DE MA VIE. Avec six dessins hors texte (with illustrations by Cocteau, Picasso

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Stravinsky (Strawinsky), Igor: CHRONIQUES DE MA VIE. Avec six dessins hors texte (with illustrations by Cocteau, Picasso et al)

Paris: Les Éditions Denoël et Steele, Mars 1935. 12mo (188×123 mm). Bound with original covers in solid private blue hardcover with illustrated sidepapers. 187 pp. Highly charming small volume with 6 illustrations by Théodore Strawinsky, Igor Strawinsky, Jean Cocteau, Ramuz and Picasso (3). Name to front pastedown else clean and very well preserved. Enclosed is a copy of the english translation (see photos)

Edition originale / First trade edition, not numbered

“Stravinsky and Picasso were both pioneers within their own movements and became friends in Italy just before the First World War in 1917, brought together by Sergei Diaghilev, the savvy impresario of the Ballet Russes who was toying with the idea of commissioning a ballet. The two men immediately hit it off and spent a great deal of time immersing themselves in the popular culture of Rome and Naples including several rowdy nights out, and the two were even arrested for drunken behaviour. Picasso, ever the ladies’ man, was also impressed with the women of Naples. Stravinsky later spoke demurely about his ‘fond memories of his walks (with Picasso) and impressions of Naples’; Picasso managed to sum up the same experience in five words; ‘les demoiselles ont quatre bras’ – ‘the women have four arms’. Stravinsky and Picasso continued their friendship by exchanging small pieces of art by mail. Stravinsky wrote a five bar sketch of clarinet music for Picasso on a hotel telegram, in a clear effort to capture the essence of his friend’s Cubism. He used complicated rhythms, and also turned the telegram on its side so that the horizontal lines became vertical. This presented a new and surprising perspective on the familiar object whilst also physically cutting through his music. The piece, though barely a piece at all, explores Cubist ideas in a musical context. Picasso responded with three drawings of Stravinsky”, “Ragtime” and two portraits of Stravinsky, all included in this volume

Igor Stravinsky — CHRONIQUES DE MA VIE. Avec six dessins hors texte (with illustrations by Cocteau, Picasso

160,00 kr.

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