George Wittenborn, 1956. First Edition. Hardcover. Item #285118
31 pages. Illustrations in B/W. Frontispiece of Michel Tapie by Jean Dubuffet. Biographical note by Georges A. Mathieu. Poem by Kenneth B. Sawyer. 'The Necessity of an Autre Esthetic,' by Tapie, pp. 19-25. Michel Tapie (1909-1987) was a French art critic, curator and collector who was a founding member of the Compagnie de l'Art Brut with Dubuffet and Breton in 1948 and manager of the Foyer De l'Art at the Galerie Rene Dovin. He was an influential theorist and practitioner of a style regarded as a European version of abstract expressionism. First edition (first printing). A very good copy in a very good dust jacket. Slight edge and corner wear to book and dust jacket. 1.5 x 1.2 inch chip missing from rear jacket panel.