Cela va sans dire. Objets originaux hypergraphies de Maurice Lemaître, Roland Sabatier, Alain Satié, Jacques Spacagna
Paris: Alan Satié, 1971. First edition. Book object: A four-drawer box, 7x7x5 inches,covered in paper, with typed title label and stainless steel spheres as pulls. Each drawer contains a hypergraphic bas relief: One has Satie's poetry collection, "Cela va sans dire" presented as a leporello: half-title, title page, copyright notice, frontispiece [a plaster bas relief, painted gold, mounted to numbered and signed card], table of contents,12 pp text, colophon. Spacagna's piece is an etching plate, colored in blue, adhered to a wooden block, which is titled "L'Hypergraphie vivant," signed and dated on the block. Lemaître contributed a plaster bas-relief sculpture, colored and signed in green and dated 1972. Sabatier's piece is a plaster bas-relief sculpture, decorated in blue; signed and numbered on the card mount. One of 35 examples made. Item #28543
From 1970 to 1972, Alain Satié published La Revue littéraire lettriste, a flowering of the most important novels and essays of the movement.
In 1973, he received the anti-Goncourt prize for his work Écrit en prose ou L'Œuvre hypergraphique (Written in Prose or the Hypergraphic Work) the third true hypergraphic novel to be published (PSI Editions, 1971), following Les Journaux des Dieux (Journals of the Gods) by Isidore Isou, and Saint Ghetto des Prêts (Saint Ghetto of the Loans) by Gabriel Pomerand.