In this book, ‘Regelmatige vlakverdeling’, M.C. Escher (1898-1972) explains and talks about his fascination for the regular division of the plane. It was published in 1958.
In a letter to Ir. C.J. (Karel) Asselbergs, the secretary of the foundation ‘De Roos’, dated 17 May 1956, he wrote the following about this book that still had to be made at the time:
“It could turn out to be a most curious release; in any case something, (in all modesty) that no other graphic artist on the whole globe could deliver to you. It doesn’t sound very modest, but what can I do about it? That’s just the way it is.”
Each book contains six prints in black and white and six prints in red. The latter are loose. The book has an edition of 175. All in all, a very special book!
But now the most special part: the book that is coming up for sale with us has six prints in red, ALL SIGNED! A unique copy! Besides, the provenance is exceptional: the above-mentioned Ir. C. J. Asselbergs.
Estimate: € 60,000 – 80,000