J. H. MOESMAN (Johannes Hendrikus, Utrecht 1909-Houten 1988)

Documentary collection.

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A collection documenting Life and Work of J.H.Moesman, the only "offcially recognised" Dutch Surrealist (cf Breton).
Contains 38 booklets, exhibition catalogs etc, plus a an extensive collection of photocopied newspaperr articles related to Moesman, etc.; detail and price on request,

EUR 2,500.00

- Op Engelvoeten,à pas de loup. Schalkwijk, Editions Surréalistes 'Brumes Blondes', 1975. 21 x 14.5 cm,16 pp. Printed in black and red, original wrappers. Type specimen of the ‘Petronius’ designed by Moesman. With author signed dedication “met de beste wensen voor 1975 t/m 1999 in 2000 zien we wel weer!’
- Her de Vries, Jak van der Meulen, Laurens van Crevel. Moesman. Peilingen naar het wezen van de Nederlandse surrealist Moesman in een poging hem voor het nageslacht te bewaren. Utrecht, J.H. Moesman & B.H.J. van Rossum, 1971. Softcover, 20 x 20 cm, 48 pp. Inserted summary leaflet in French and English, plus exhibition announcement for the exhibition ‘Dada/Surrealisme in Nederland’ 15 Nov-13 Dec 1974 at L.A.K. Leiden. - Loek Brons and Bavo van Rossum (ed). Moesman. Een kompleet overzicht in beeld van alle olieverfschilderijen en het klavecimbel van de surrealist J.H. Moesman. Amsterdam, Collectie Loek Brons, 1993. Softcover, 20 x 20 cm. Published on the occasion of the Moesman exhibition at Singer Museum Laren 1993. - J.H. Moesman, Over wat in de musea niet te zien is. Utrecht, Centraal Museum, Mededelingen nr. 2. 1973, 1973. Stapled softcover, 14.5 x 21 cm, 32 pp. - Georges Hugnet, Surréalistische Schilderkunst. Inleiding bij de internationale tentoonstelling van het surréalisme gehouden in de Galerie Robert Keizersgracht 527 te Amsterdam. Amsterdam, Galerie Robert/Scheltema & Holkema, 1938. 24 x 16 cm, 32 pp. First edition. In publisher's wrapper, Max Ernst's drawing featured on cover. Prof ills. catalogue of the first international Surrealist exhibition in the Netherlands organised by Kristians Tonny and Georges Hugnet. Contains reproductions of works by André Breton, Marcel Duchamp, Max Ernst, Magritte, Arp and Man Ray among others. Age toning, spotting and creases on cover, interior clean. Scarce. - Frans Lapoutre, De deur van Moesman, verteld aan Hans van Straten. Utrecht, Puletra Pers, 1989. Softcover, 22 pp. Edition of 250, this is no.11. - Kunst in Utrecht,Tweede jaargang No.2 November 1963. Utrecht, Stichting voor Culturele Publiciteit, 1963. 40 pp. Includes article on Moesman’s calligraphy. - Tirade No.105, September 1965 (jrg 9). Amsterdam, G.A. van Oorschot, 1965. Edited by J.E. Kool-Smit, Adriaan Morriën et al. 62 pp. Includes 8 b/w photographic images of work by Moesman. - Manuel van Loggem, Surrealisme als levensvorm. Selfpublished, undated, no location. 27.5 x 21 cm, 6 pp. Grey thick paper cover. Text and 2 interesting b/w photographic images by Manuel van Loggem depicting the Dutch Surrealist Wagenaar in his cluttered studio. - Gerard Previn Meyer, At Journey’s End, An essay about a Visit to John Donne in Our Time. Houten, Green Escape Press, 1981. Stitch booklet, printed in colour on handmade paper. 22.5 x 16 cm,16 pp. Edition of 75 copies, this is no.11. Includes 2 lithographs by J.H. Moesman. Signed in pen at the colophon by Moesman, Gerard Previn Meyer and Henk van Otterloo (printer of the booklet). - Ton van Zuilen (pseudonym of J.H. Moesman), Ornaprentenboek; Het echte Oud-Hollandse ornaprentenboek tot lering ende vermaak voor margebedrukkers en andere knutselaars met afgedankt zetmateriaal gezet. Houten, Green Escape Press, 1982. Stitch booklet housed in green paper folder, 17.5 x 21 cm, 12 pp. With 9 stunning typographical illustrations in 4 different colours, printed on early 19th century paper. Issued in a numbered edition of 100, this is artists proof No.8. Signed by the printer Henk van Otterloo and Ton van Zuilen aka Moesman who collaborated six years on this project. In mint condition. - Hendrik Beekman, Leve het surrealisme. Alkmaar, Stichting ter bevordering van het surrealisme’Sörplus’, undated c. 1989. A4 format, 24 pp. Catalogue in conjunction with surrealist exhibitions in Alkmaar, Hardenberg and The Hague. - Jong Holland, No.3 September 1987 jrg 3. The Hague, Staatsuitgeverij, 1987. Includes an article ‘van fouten tot misvattingen’ by J.H. Moesman in which he criticizes José Vovelle’s thesis about his work. - Wolfgang Cordan, Essai over het surrealisme met een beschouwing over het werk van Willem van Leusden. Amsterdam, Contact, 1935. Softcover, 23 x 15 cm, 28 pp. Issued in an edition of 250. This copy is signed by Cordan and van Leusden and numbered copy: XXXIII. Cover loose, additional pages are getting loose from the stapled binding. Else a clean copy in protective glassine wrap. - Mostra Internazionale del Surrealismo. Galleria Schwarz, Milano, maggio 1961 Milano, Galleria Schwarz, 1961. 23.5 x 16 cm, 48 pp. First edition of 1500 copies. Catalogue for the international surrealist exhibition directed by André Breton at the gallery. With an introduction by José Pierre. Text in Italian, English and French. Moesman was part of this group show, the catalogue features his biography and b/w picture of his work. Slight toning around margins else a very good copy. - Litho by J.H. Moesman, b/w on white paper, depicting hands. Sheet 21.5 x 33 cm, printed image 17.5 x 19.5 cm. Several signed and dated versions (1929-1979) of an edition of 200 circulate online. This version is unsigned, undated. - Charles Donker, Tweemaal Portret J.H. Moesman (two portraits of J.H. Moesman), 1963. Etching on paper. Sheet 33 x 25 cm, printed image 16.5 x 15.5 cm. Signed in pencil by Charles Donker in lower right corner. Unknown edition size. Held in collection Centraal Museum Utrecht and Boijmans van Beuningen Rotterdam. Clean copy. - Ko Cassandra jr (pseudo. Jacob van Lennep), Offeranden op het altaar van Amor en Venus. Tull en 't Waal, J.H. Moesman, 1987. Stitched booklet , 18 pp. with erotic text by van Lennep typographed by Moesman, printed on special paper. Contains a hand coloured illustration. Cover made of brown leopard type seat paper and title label both derived from Moesman’s grandmother’s shop. Edition of 100. There are two versions of this bibliophile booklet (numbered 1-50 and 51-100), one of each is offered in this lot. No.24: 21 x 14 cm, 20 pp. Printed on lined van Gelder paper. Dog eared on lower right corner, else good. No.68: 22 x 15 cm, 20 pp. Printed on 19th Century handmade paper. Very good. - Stapled booklet/catalogue Kabinet Floret, Amsterdam made in conjunction with the J.H. Moesman exhibition Jan 10- Feb 5 1966. Edited by Nicolaas Wijnberg.10 pp. Includes an inserted invitation flyer for the exhibition. -Small stapled booklet by Galerie Jas, Utrecht. 12 pp. printed brown on green paper. Contains an introduction (in printed handwriting) by J.H. Moesman on his exhibition ‘Ik kan ’t niet meer zien’, 9 mei-10 juni 1981. Invitation cards for Moesman exhibitions: - Grafisch Gezelschap de Luis, Utrecht 21 april-12 mei 1963. Leporello fold invitation leaflet, 22 x 9 cm, 7 pp. - Arti et Amicitae, Amsterdam. Opening Dec 12 1969. Groupshow. - Kunstzaal de Reiger, Utrecht opening 18 sept 1971. - Moesman Festival 1971, various places in Utrecht. - Herteveld, Maarssen 14 april-19 mei 1974. - Poster Galerie Petit, Amsterdam for exhibition ‘Twee vriendjes uit ’29’ Gerrit van ’t Net en J.H.Moesman, 24 feb- 7 april 1979. - Galerie Petit, 4 juni - 1 juli 1988. - Kabinet Hendrik Beekman, Alkmaar, opening 10 sept 1989 (stamped & address sticker K. Roodenburg). Various personal cards sent by J.H. Moesman: - Change of address card, printed on blue paper, ‘Vaarwel rampzalig oord’. Dramatic text announcing flight from Utrecht to the countryside. 1967. - Tiny card in envelope, addressed to Mr. L de Ruyter at St Antonius hospital in Utrecht, wishing him well. Calliographic text Moesman ‘Van harte beterschap Leesgezelschap voor Beeldende Kunst’. Probably delivered with flowers as the envelope features a sticker from a florist. 1970. - Hand embroidered blue card in blue envelope addressed to Mr. L de Ruyter at St Antonius hospital. Post stamped 1970. Hand calliographed text ‘Remke wenst oom Bert hierbij een voorspoedig herstel toe.’ Embroidered bird probably made by Remke, Moesman’s daughter. - Plezierig Zonnewendefeest en voorspoedig 1971. - Postcard with image of work by Moesman recto sent to Uncle Bert (de Ruyter) from Remke, thanking him for the tasty chocolates. Post stamped 1979. - A4 sheet jan 1984 with photocopied handwritten and signed message by Moesman saying he does not want to celebrate his upcoming birthday. - Postcard with image of his work on recto, to Martens van Vliet ,1979. - Letter by Moesman on personal letterhead paper dated 18-9-1979. Addressed to unknown gentleman, announcing he has sent letters to the Minister and the Maire (regarding an unnamed conflict). - Printed sheet with information on the Moesman Foundation that was founded in June 1978. Various: - Extensive collection (c. 70 items) assembled in two paper portfolios. Contains cut out newspaper articles, magazine clippings and photocopies of articles about J.H. Moesman, published in the Dutch local and national press from 1966 to 1988. - Set of 16 postcards J.H. Moesman, published by Erven Thomas Rap, Baarn. Unopened in plastic wrap. - Set of 10 postcards J.H. Moesman, published by bookshop/antiquariat Lapoutre Utrecht, in envelope with Lapoutre stamp.

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