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Spiegelman, Art (Artist); Hoberman, J. & Storr, Robert (Contributors) . ART SPIEGELMAN: CO-MIX: A RETROSPECTIVE OF COMICS, GRAPHICS, AND SCRAPS. Montreal, Canada: Drawn & Quarterly, 2013. Hardcover. First Edition/First Printing. 140 pages. Fine.

Retrospective collection of the artist's oeuvre. One of the most beautiful and valuable art books of our time. The First Hardcover Edition. Precedes and should not be confused with all other subsequent editions. It should also not be confused with the French-language version, which contains only half of the materials that are in this book. Published in a small and limited first print run as a hardcover original only. The First Edition is now scarce. A brilliant production by Art Spiegelman and Drawn & Quarterly: Oversize-volume format. Pictorial hard boards with red under-boards and titles on the cover and spine, as issued. Art, text, and vintage materials (drawn from his personal archives) by Art Spiegelman. Essays by two contributors. Printed on thick, archival stock paper to the highest standards. Without DJ, as issued. Presents, in one lavish volume, the sublime art of Art Spiegelman. The title refers to the multi-media mix that characterizes the artist's body of work, and also brilliantly plays on the word "comics", which remains Spiegelman's preferred word for his graphic novels, even though they have gone far beyond comics. "In a career that now spans six decades, Art Spiegelman has been a ground-breaking and influential figure with a global impact. His Pulitzer Prize-winning Holocaust memoir, 'Maus', established the graphic novel as a legitimate form and inspired countless cartoonists while his shorter works have enormously expanded the expressive range of comics. A comprehensive career overview of the output of this legendary cartoonist, showing for the first time the full range of a half-century of relentless experimentation. Starting from Spiegelman's earliest self-published comics and lavishly reproducing graphics from a host of publications both obscure and famous, 'Co-Mix' provides a guided tour of an artist who has continually reinvented not just comics but also made a mark in book and magazine design, bubble gum cards, lithography, modern dance, and most recently, stained glass. By showing all facets of Spiegelman's career, the book demonstrates how he has persistently cross-pollinated the worlds of comics, commercial design, and fine arts" (Publisher's blurb). Not everything that can be said about Spiegelman, whose genius is inexhaustible, is in this book. But his greatest work, as personally selected by him, is here to savor forever and ever. An absolute "must-have" title for Art Spiegelman collectors. This copy is very boldly and beautifully signed in red pen-marker on the title page by Art Spiegelman. It is signed directly on the page itself, not on a bookplate, as many copies available online are. This title is a great book. This is one of very few signed copies of the First Hardcover Edition/First Printing still available online and is in especially fine condition: Clean, crisp, and bright, a pristine beauty. A rare signed copy thus. Winner of the Guggenheim Grant and the Pulitzer Prize in 1986 for "Maus". The greatest living American graphic artist. A fine collectible copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER ART SPIEGELMAN TITLES IN OUR CATALOG). ISBN 1770461140. $150.00

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