Derriere le Miroir. La Revue Blanche, Aimé Maeght, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, et. al, Georges Seurat, Pierre Bonnard, publisher, contributors.
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Derriere le Miroir

Derriere le Miroir. No 158. La Revue Blanche

Paris: Maeght Éditeur, 1966. Folio, publisher's illustrated stiff paper wraps, loose in signatures.

The La Revue Blanche issue of French art magazine Derriere le Miroir, which published over 200 issues between 1946 and 1982. The magazine was founded, edited and published by Aimé Maeght, the French printer-lithographer and one of the most influential art dealers in the Western art world. Maeght opened Galerie Maeght in Paris in October 1945, just as exiled artists were returning to France following the Second World War, and subsequently opened a gallery in Barcelona as well as the Fondation Maeght in Saint-Paul-de-Vence on the Cote d’Azur. The issues covered the contemporary work of various artists represented Maeght’s gallery over the years and were produced at the printing atelier in the Paris gallery. Maeght often selected up-and-coming or undiscovered artists, such as Braque and Giacometti, who were little-known before he showed their work. The magazine documented the giants of the postwar period (including Calder, Kandinsky and Matisse), serving simultaneously as exhibition catalogue for Maeght shows and as a means of democratizing access to original works of art.

The present issue, published in 1966, features color and black-and-white illustrations after those printed in the French Belle Epoque literary and art magazine La Revue Blanche. The magazine was published by the three Natanson brothers between 1889 and 1903, and included work by the renowned artists and intelligentsia of the time such as Proust, Apollinaire, Bonnard, and Toulouse-Lautrec. The cover reproduces the poster by Bonnard that served as the cover of the La Revue’s first issue and initiated Bonnard’s career as a poster designer and illustrator. The image features Thadée Natanson’s wife Misia, a famous beauty and patron of the arts. Illustrations also include black-and-white photos of the figures associated with the magazine, as well as two accompanying essays and notes. Light edgewear and general soiling. Very good.
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