« L’extase arrachée » (« Snatched Ecstasy »): A set of poems by the poet Fernando Arrabal, The 20 lithographs and poems by Fernando Arrabal carry the following titles: Remarkable People, Backyard Garden, Take The Plunge, Ingres and I, Surrender, Red Boat, Starry Night, Floating Clouds, The Duke and I, Lotus Pool, Hero Here, Armed Forces, Birds of Peace, Sheep Herd, Pean on Grassland, Fighting, Big Swans, Garbage Hill, Mushroom Cloud and Pine Tree.
20 lithographs in a brushed aluminum case and produced in a limited edition of 132 livres de bibliophilie.
Technique: Lithography (Portfolio of 20)
Year: 2009 Edition
Dimensions: 80.0 x 120.0 cm (31.5 x 47.2 in) 120.0 x 80.0 cm (47.2 x 31.5 in)
Signature: Signed and numbered
DESCRIPTION: PORTFOLIO (2008) COMPRISING 20 LITHOGRAPHS IN COLORS ON WOVE PAPER ‘BFK RIVES’ AND 20 POEMS BY FERNANDO ARRABAL
Yue Minjun (b. 1962) – Chinese painter and sculptor of the contemporary Chinese art movement of ‘Cynical Realism’
Fernando Arrabal (b. 1932) – Poet and playwright
Each lithograph with the red drystamp of the artist and numbered in pencil ‘XLVII/CXXX’
Each text page signed by the author and numbered ‘XLVII/CXXX’ in pencil
Imprint signed by artist and authors and numbered ‘XLVII/CXXX’ crayon
Title wrapper with embossed title in French, Chinese and English ‘SNATCHED ECSTASY OF YUE MINJUN’
Sheet dimensions: each 119 x 79.5 cm
In cast aluminum box with reliefs designed by the artist: 123 x 83 x 10 cm
Complete portfolio ‘Snatched Ecstasy’ comprising a total of 20 large-scale lithographs as well as text pages with poems by Fernando Arrabal, contained in an cast aluminum box with reliefs. It was published in an edition of 130 copies and 4 A.P. (all numbered in Roman numerals).
The lithographs are each mounted inside a wrapper on the reverse. The title wrapper shows a few slight traces of dirt. The image dimensions vary from up to 119 cm in height and 79.5 cm in width. The sheet dimensions are each 119 x 79.5 cm. All sheets are contained in a cast aluminum box, measuring 123 cm high by 83 cm wide and 10 cm in depth.