6190. Willy Ronis Portfolio signed with 12 collotypes

Object description
RONIS, WILLY. Portfolio with 12 collotypes. Douze photographies accompagnées d'un texte de l'auteur... Paris, Galerie Camera Obscura, 2001.

Portfolio with 12 collotypes on C.M. Fabriano woven paper (watermark). 3 folios of the same paper, each containing additional facsimile hand-written text plus 4 collotype reproductions. Preface by Gérard Macé.
Limited edition of 290 copies, this is number 258 signed by the artist beneath colophon.
In the original wrapper /portfolio with the photographer's name on cover. Housed in a green paper slipcase.
The depictions measure each max. 285 x 225 mm. and the dimensions of the sheets are each 350 x 275 mm. Fine condition, only minimal traces of wear.

Fine copy.
Willy Ronis (1910-2009), French photographer, famous for his works depicting life on the streets in post-war Paris and Provence. Along with Henri Cartier-Bresson and Robert Doisneau, Ronis is among the representatives of the French School of the Photographic Humanism. The city of Paris honored him with an exhibition at the town hall and also the Art Museum Picasso in Münster dedicated a retrospective to the artist in 2013 consisting of 80 works.
This portfolio was produced on the occasion of an exhibition of Willy Ronis at the Galerie Camera Obscura and is accompanied by text.