Unpaginated (ca. 60 pp.) collaborative bookwork by Vostell, a leading exponent of Décollage, and Dufrêne, a leading Nouveau Réaliste artist and writer, consisting of concrete poems by Dufrêne accompanied by 23 original screenprints by Vostell in black and white, with additional textual material by Jouffroy at rear. Large square 4to. Original stiff wrpps. Some slight staining and toning to wrpps. Wuppertal (Verlag der Kalender) 1961. Unstated limited edition (an authoritative source informs us that 300 copies were printed).
A strikingly beautiful work, with typographical flourishes throughout as well as gorgeously executed screenprints with subtle gradations of grey tones. A radical and monumental work, hinting at influence by the "Affichiste" Mimmo Rotella, and prefiguring the proliferation of concrete and visual poetry and works incorporating words in the subsequent decade. As of August 2019, WorldCat locates only 5 copies in North American institutions. Book ID: 50067