1978. 22 X 33 cm. Edition of 45.

Seven extracts from letters written to Natalie d'Arbeloff in French by Michel Seuphor between 1973-1974, with the English translation. The text expresses the principles which animated Seuphor's life and work.

Selected portions of the handwritten letters were enlarged photographically and relief blocks were made from the negatives. These were printed by NdA as blind embossings with surface inking in a pale colour. The English translation was printed letterpress in 12pt Grotesque. Seven double leaves of J.Green 246lb paper are folded within an embossed title page, held in in a dark blue chemise, also embossed by NdA, inserted in a red cloth-covered slipcase.

Michel Seuphor (1901-1999)

French of Belgian origin, author/poet/artist/critic and historian of abstract art, founded the famous group 'Cercle et Carré' and was close to Mondrian whose biography he wrote. My friendship with Seuphor began in 1968 and lasted until his death. We exchanged a large number of letters and his never failed to be illuminating and inspiring.

PUBLIC COLLECTIONS which acquired Seuphor a Natalie:

Victoria & Albert Museum, National Art Library
The British Library
Biblioteca Nazionale, Rome
Kunstgewerbe Museum, Frankfurt
Library of Congress, Washington D.C.
Bridwell Library, Dallas
Nielsen Library, Smith College.
Firestone Library, Princeton University
Kohler Library, Madison, Wisconsin
Tutt Library, Colorado College.
Spencer Collection, N.Y.Public Library
Grunwald Center for Graphic Art, UCLA.

Double page from Seuphor a Natalie.