Item description for Pierre Klossowski by Catherine Millet...
Pierre Klossowski (1905-2001) was a significant and influential philosopher, writer, translator and artist who befriended Georges Bataille and formulated an original stance on many theological issues, as well as the philosophy of the Marquis de Sade. His first novel, Roberte, ce soir, appeared in 1954 as a limited edition containing six of his own erotic illustrations, after he rejected drawings by his younger brother, the painter Balthus. Following the encouragement of Robert Lebel, Andre Masson and Alberto Giacometti, Klossowski held his first exhibition in Paris in 1956, and subsequently produced numerous life-size drawings of erotic scenes imbued with mythological, allegorical and philosophical connotations. By the 1970s, he had won the acclaim of such eminent thinkers as Maurice Blanchot, Michel Butor, Gilles Deleuze, Michel Foucault and Felix Guattari. Of Klossowski, Gilles Deleuze once said, "That bodies speak has been known for a long time."
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 11.1" Width: 9.29" Height: 0.79" Weight: 2.12 lbs.
Release Date Nov 15, 2006
Publisher Hatje Cantz Publishers
ISBN 3775717927 ISBN13 9783775717922
Availability 0 units.
More About Catherine Millet
Catherine Millet is the editor of Art Press, an influential Paris art magazine. She has written books on moden art, including a monograph on the painter Yves Klein.