LIEVENS, Etienne. The Kissinger Museum.

(Belgium): Self-published, 1973.  First edition.  Elephant folio.  (61cm by 43cm).  Printed folder containing four giant posters featuring numerous photographs of Henry Kissinger.  The posters measure approx. 85cm by 60cm and are folded as issued.  An additional sheet measuring 42cm by 60cm containing, on one side, publication / creation details, and on the other, a brief text by Lievens, in both English and Flemish.  Both sides with additional photographic images of Kissinger.  The publication, critical of American politics in general, attempts, through the montage, of images, to display the many facets of Kissinger’s personality.  Lievens a graduate Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Ghent assisted Belgian visual artist Roland Van Den Berghe but died very young, before he was able to make his own impact on the art world, leaving this rare publication as his only legacy.  A very good copy in wrappers with printed title and photographic image of Henry Kissinger who was somewhat controversially awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1973 the year of this publication.  Rare OCLC locates a single copy at the International Institute of Social History in Amsterdam.


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