Verve Magazine Collection

Verve was a modernist art magazine published in Paris by Tériade from 1937-1960. It was a sumptuous medley of art and criticism featuring the best and of modern and pre-modern European art, including lithographs by the most prominent artists of the time and place.


Tériade, E., ed. Verve : Volume 1, No’s 1, 2, 3, 4. Four volumes bound together. Paris, 1937, 1938, 1939. 4to. Decorated cloth binding with gilt lettering to the spine. All lithographs present. Some shelfwear, fraying to top inch of front joint, some discolouration to cloth along joints, surface abrasion to a Braissai photo in No. 1, very occasional light marks to pages, contents generally clean and crisp; in remarkable condition. Hardcover.
Art by Miro, Brassai, Man Ray, Corot, Picasso, Maillol, Renoir, Delacroix, Chagall, Klee, Rembrandt, Toulouse-Lautrec, Rubens, Matisse, etc.; texts by Dos Passos, Lorca, Malraux, Joyce, Hemingway, Tagore, Rilke, Sartre, etc. Artworks have been reproduced luxuriously in the method best suited to each, resulting in a gorgeous, vivid publication, chockablock with delights. (#041093)        $2,000.00 USD

[SOLD] Tériade, E., ed. Verve The French Review of Art / No’s 5-6, Volume 2 World of Tomorrow Man of All Time. Paris, July-Oct 1939. 4to. Stiff card covers. Some creasing to spine, a few scuffs to edges, contents complete and clean, binding sound; very good. In split but complete slipcase. Missing Braque lithograph page 69, else complete. Paperback.
World’s Fair Number. “220 Portraits by the Greatest Artists from the 11th to the 20th Century”. Covers by Aristide Maillol; lithographs by Braque, Fernand Léger, Matisse, Klee; with art by Rembrandt, Renoir, Goya, Durer, Rubens, Brassai, etc. (#041042)        $300.00 USD [SOLD]

[SOLD] Tériade, E., ed. Verve The French Review of Art / No. 8, Volume 2. Paris, Sept – Nov 1940. 4to. Some scuffing to extremeties, with some loss at spine ends, slight age-toning to some pages, binding sound, contents clean; Hardcover.
Produced mere days before the occupation of France. Jacket art by Henri Matisse; beautifully reproduced tipped-in Medieval calendar illuminations by Charles D’Angouleme, juxtaposed with drawings by André Derain; lithograph by Mourlot of Bonnard’s “Sunset over the Mediterranean”; (#041040)        $125.00 USD [SOLD]