Songe de Minuit, par Kiyozumi Yamashita.12 original aquatints, 26 X 19cm, Kiyozumi Yamashita, [Paris, 1974].
12 original aquatints in many colours, each with the artist's stamp. Individually signed by the artist, this set on white and black hand-made papers and numbered 2/30. Double chemise with illustrations of white nudes on a black background, white handmade paper covers, titled in black. Black cloth folder with ties. A fine copy.
Kiyozumi Yamashita is a Japanese artist who formerly studied printmaking at Dusseldorf and has lived in France and Italy. Yamashita developed a fantasy world, reminiscent of that of Hans Bellmer, through copper engraving and the erotic texts and poems of Andre Pieyre Mandiargues. The aquatints are of astonishing facility and dexterity. . (Complete Works of Kiyozumi Yamashita: Catalogue Raisonne: Colour Etchings, 1969-2007.)