Quatre-Vingt Huit



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A scarce collection of Moebius' abstract paintings and drawings. In a variety of color media: mostly acrylics, marker, ink, and color pencil.

From the introduction by Pierre Sternckx:

Moebius is currently making large-format paintings for whom narrative seems to be excluded. These images do not evoke any kind of story, although the fossil conglomerates they represent somewhat reflect the bio-mechanical alloys made famous by Alien. The comparison, however, stops short. What Moebius has painted has neither head nor limbs, is not explicitly an articulable machine, or ever articulated. Rather, they are gems intertwined in computer circuits, emerald capacitors, or conversely lapis-lazulis becoming fused. In a word, the spectator finds himself confronted with what might be called warlike warfare: instinctual agglutination. We can guess at what forces converge here, in compact and immobile marquetries, and that there will be much to do to unite the elements. It is as if the draftsman, instead of deploying his devices into stories, had turned them back into primitive, fetal condensations....

This book had one printing in 1990 and was never reprinted. Minimal text in French.


Moebius (Jean Giraud)

Condition & Attributes

Near Fine in Fine dustjacket (lower corners lightly bumped, one upper corner lightly scraped, small dent to the topedge of the board, otherwise very flat, tight, clean


Moebius (Jean Giraud)

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Physical Description

9.75 inches
10.9 inches
65 pages
color and black & white
pictorial boards