Roy Lichtenstein: Dessins . . . Sans Bande [Comics Without The Strip]
Paris: Centre Beaubourg, 1975. Very Good. Item #11269
Paris: Centre Pompidou Beaubourg, 1975. First Edition. Quarto (20x21x1cm); 100pp, including biography, exhibition chronology, and bibliography. Illustrated card wrappers over sewn gatherings. Densely illustrated in color and B&W throughout. Text entirely in French.
Covers show mild wear at edges; card spine has a vertical crease, but no crack thanks to the sewn gatherings.
"Bande dessinée" = comic strip in French. The mischievous curators of the 1970s at the Beaubourg were approaching a pun available to them when they named this exhibit "Dessins sans bande," which means, at first hearing, "comic designs without the strip." But, thanks to a French homonym, and with the right twinkle in the eye, it also means "intentions without the boner." Which is accurate in describing these preliminary sketches, bits of Lichtensteinian foreplay.
This is the catalog for the Lichtenstein show which ran at the Centre Pompidou Beaubourg in Paris from 10 January to 17 February 1975.