PRINNER. La Femme Tondue.

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PRINNER La Femme Tondue Paris, APR, 1946

8vo. Beige card wrappers with black lettering on front cover and spine; unpagenated; pages untrimmed and partially unopened; first two engraving plates loose.
Scarce First Edition Number 356 of 550 Each plate signed and numbered by the artist
Born in Budapest as Anna, painter and sculptor Prinner identified as Adam when he moved to France in 1928. La Femme Tondue (The Shorn Woman) is an extended prose poem about shame inspired by the treatment of women deemed to have fraternised with the Germans during the war who not only had their heads shaved but suffered other public humiliations after the Liberaiton of France from occupation. Prinner is also responsible for the eight graphic engravings which portray female degredation and vulnerability. Prinner was at the very epicentre of the avant-garde in Europe durng the 30's and 40's, as well as a close friend of Picasso.