LOT MODIFIED

431.

BOONEN, Jac

3 engravings.

1. "Eric Winand" (?). 24 x 31,3 cm, light brown vellum paper; titled and numb. 4/8, signed and dated 1935. Rare.-- 2-3. "Staal" [Steel]. 30,6 x 39,5 cm.-- "Angst" [Fear]. 30,9 x 39,5 cm, light brown vellum paper; numb. VI and VIII, both numb. 12/100, signed, titled in French by another hand beneath the 1st ("Acier unique réalité" [Steel. The only reality]) and the 2nd ("Décor nocturne d'une tragédie" [Night setting of a tragedy]) (sl. browned sheets, some foxing). Two engr. out of "Infernalia" (published in Boonen's "officine" in Brussel in 1948, with an introduction by Michel de Ghelderode). The 1st is a dark allegory of war with cannons, soldiers in line, human robots melting steel to make bombs... and a laughing devil proud of his work. The 2nd shows dark streets with the sky on fire and people hiding from soldiers.

€ 150 / 300

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