[Czechoslovakia]. . Thick card portfolio (40 × 31 cm), contents loosely inserted in folded sheets: original manuscripts, prints, photographs, and one typescript. Signed and inscribed to Hrabal by all contributors. Very good. Item #4371
Extremely scarce samizdat portfolio by artists from the circle of Vladimír Boudník (1924–1968), the Czech artist influenced by Jackson Pollock, who coined the term “Explosionalism.” Boudník was close friends with Hrabal, and his friends issued this limited edition portfolio to commemorate the Czech writer’s seventieth birthday. Measuring 40 × 30 cm and containing 7 (+ 1) artistic contributions mounted on folded sheets. This is copy no. 6 of only eight. Contents: 1) Vladislav Merhaut - notový zápis volné improvizace "Trumpetista, který hrál v Zápech", dole ded. a podpis; 2) Jaroslav Rotbauer - print, 24.5 × 21 cm, signed, dated and numbered 6/12; 3) Václav Michálek – original black and white photograph, 38.5 × 29 cm, unsigned; 4) Josef Hampl – paper composition, 39.5 × 29 cm, signed and dated, with the artist's inscription on the facing page; 5) Hana Hamplová - original black and white photograph, 39.0 × 28.5 cm, signed and with artist's inscription on facing page; 6) Zden k Bouše – two original prints, 17.5 × 26 cm, both signed and dated, numbered, 6/12 and 6/13; 7) Jiří Trnka – typescript entitled "Polibek od Vladimíra Boudníka," 1983, 4 pp.; 8) folded sheet with 16 mounted photographs, ca. 6 × 6 cm. with portraits of the contributors to the portfolio. All leaves loosely laid into original portfolio; typewritten colophon affixed to rear wrapper. Not in KVK, OCLC. Not at the Czech National Library.