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The Harmon Foundation Presents an Exhibition of the Works of Negro Artists at the Art Center, 65 East 56th Street, New York, N.Y.
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The Harmon Foundation Presents an Exhibition of the Works of Negro Artists at the Art Center, 65 East 56th Street, New York, N.Y.

By [Art] [African-American]

New York: Harmon Foundation Inc., 1931. 8vo (8 x 5 1/8 inches; 205 x 130 mm), 47, [1] pages in stapled illustrated wrappers. An important catalogue for a juried exhibition of more than 120 works by black artists. Artists included Richmond Barthé, Allan Freelon, Meta Warrick Fuller, Malvin Gray Johnson, Sargent Claude Johnson, William H. Johnson, Lois Mailou Jones, Archibald Motley, Richard Bruce Nugent, Augusta Savage, Laura Wheeler Waring, and Hale A. Woodruff. The Gold Medal and $400 ($6,700 in 2019 dollars) were presented to painter and printmaker James Lesene Wells, who had nine works in the exhibition.The catalogue includes "Some Historical Reflections" by Arthur A. Schomburg of Fisk University, with additional essays by Alain Locke, Ernestina Rose, James V. Herring, and Alon Bement. There's also a helpful section featuring thumbnail biographies of the artists, along with more than 30 sepia reproductions of some of the works, all photographed by James L. Allen, "Negro photographer."Real-estate magnate and philanthropist William E. Harmon established the Harmon Foundation in 1922 to give out awards for self-improvement and character development. By 1926, the foundation had established Awards for Distinguished Achievement Among Negroes in eight different fields, including fine arts. This catalogue is scarce. OCLC First Search shows only 5 institutional holdings: Howard University, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Lemoyne-Owen College, and Gettysburg College. There were no other copies in commerce as of November 7, 2019. An interesting insight into black art of the early Depression years featuring many artists who played important roles in the Harlem Renaissance. SCARCE.Further Reading: Gary A. Reynolds and Beryl J. Wright, Against the Odds: African-American Artists and the Harmon Foundation, The Newark Museum, 1989. CONDITION: Creasing and soiling to wrappers as well as creasing to other pages. Bookseller's inked price to title page but overall Very Good.

$963.00

1936 v Politické  Karikatu e
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1936 v Politické Karikatu e

By Polá ek, Karel [Introduction]

Praha [Prague]: Fr. Borový, 1937. Oblong 8vo (8 3/4 x 6 3/8 inches; 220 x 160 mm), 37,[1] pages in publisher's illustrated red and white sewn wrappers.A collection of mostly political cartoons, many of them anti-Hitler, from the Prague newspaper Lidovicé Noviny. Contributors include Josef apek, T.T. Heine, Otakar Mrkvi ka, Antonín Pelc, and Ondrej Sekora. apek, who was strongly anti-Nazi, perished at the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp.This book is scarce. OCLC First Search shows only five institutional copies, at Chicago, Indiana, the National Library of the Czech Republic, Erasmus Universiteit Rotterdam, and the Deutsche Nationalbibliothek. SCARCE. CONDITION: Wrappers show some rubbing, creasing and a couple of nicks, along with soiling to the lower wrapper. Internally clean, bright, and unmarked. A Very Good or better copy.

$330.00

The Harmon Foundation in Cooperation With the National Alliance of Art and Industry Presents an Exhibition of Works by Negro Artists at the Art Center, 65 East 56th Street, New York, N.Y.
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The Harmon Foundation in Cooperation With the National Alliance of Art and Industry Presents an Exhibition of Works by Negro Artists at the Art Center, 65 East 56th Street, New York, N.Y.

By [Art] [African-American]

New York: Harmon Foundation, Inc., 1933. 8vo (8 x 5 1/8 inches; 205 x 130 mm), 55, [1] pages in stapled illustrated wrappers. An important catalogue for a juried exhibition of 107 works by 57 black artists, the fifth exhibition of "Negro art" in New York sponsored by the Harmon Foundation. Artists included James Latimer Allen, William Ellisworth Artis, Richmond Barthé, Samuel Albert Countee, Meta Warrick Fuller, Palmer Hayden, Malvin Gray Johnson, William H. Johnson, Lois Mailou Jones, James A. Porter, Edgar Eugene Phipps, Earle Wilton Richardson, James Lesene Wells, and Hale A. Woodruff. The Robert C. Ogden Prize for Most Outstanding Work went to Sargent Johnson, who received $150 (nearly $3,000 in 2019 dollars). A photograph of his sculpture, Pearl, is on page 2 of the catalogue. The upper wrapper features "Woman Holding a Jug," by James A. Porter, who received the Arthur A. Schomburg Portrait Prize of $100. The lower wrapper shows "Head of a Girl," a sculpture by William Ellisworth Artis, who received the John Hope Prize in Sculpture of $100. Palmer Hayden received the Painting Prize of $100. Other award winners were Earle Wilton Richardson, James Lesene Wells, and James Latimer Allen. The catalogue includes an essay, "The Negro Takes His Place in American Art," by Alain Locke of Howard University as well as an unsigned essay on "New Happenings in the Field of Negro Art." There's also a section featuring thumbnail biographies of the artists, along with reproductions of some of the works, all photographed by James Latimer Allen, "Negro photographer."Real-estate magnate and philanthropist William E. Harmon established the Harmon Foundation in 1922 to give out awards for self-improvement and character development. By 1926, the foundation had established Awards for Distinguished Achievement Among Negroes in eight different fields, including fine arts. This catalogue is widely held by institutions, with OCLC First Search showing more than 40 institutional holdings. However, there were no other copies in commerce as of November 7, 2019. An interesting insight into black art of the early Depression years featuring many artists who played important roles in the Harlem Renaissance. Further Reading: Gary A. Reynolds and Beryl J. Wright, Against the Odds: African-American Artists and the Harmon Foundation, The Newark Museum, 1989. CONDITION: Creasing and soiling to wrappers, a couple of small nicks and tears to the wrapper edges, staples a bit rusty. Bookseller's inked price to title page but overall Very Good.

$963.00

Jan Cox
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Jan Cox

By [Art]

Boston: Museum of Fine Arts, 1957. First Edition, First Printing. 4to (12 3/4 x 9 5/8 inches; 320 x 240 mm), [8] pages in stapled rust-colored wrappers, with a woodcut laid in.Catalogue of an exhibition of works by Jan Cox, with a woodcut laid in (signed in pencil). The exhibition took place at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston and featured more than 70 paintings, gouaches, drawings, and lithographs. In the 1950s, Cox (1919-1980) was head of the painting department at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts. Cox was a founding member of the Jeune Peinture Belge artists' group and exhibited in New York at the Curt Valentin and Catherine Viviano galleries.SCARCE WITH WOODCUT. #102113 CONDITION: Some edge wear to wrappers, foxing and soiling to pages. About Very Good. The signed woodcut is Fine.

$413.00

Negro Artists: An Illustrated Review of Their Achievements Including Exhibition of Paintings by the late Malvin Gray Johnson and Sculptures by Richmond Barthé and Sargent Johnson. Presented by the Harmon Foundation in Cooperation With Delphic Studios April 22-May 4, 1935, Inclusive.
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Negro Artists: An Illustrated Review of Their Achievements Including Exhibition of Paintings by the late Malvin Gray Johnson and Sculptures by Richmond Barthé and Sargent Johnson. Presented by the Harmon Foundation in Cooperation With Delphic Studios April 22-May 4, 1935, Inclusive.

By [Art] [African-American]

New York: Harmon Foundation, Inc., 1935. 8vo (8 x 5 1/8 inches; 205 x 130 mm), 59, [1] pages in stapled illustrated wrappers. A profusely illustrated catalogue for an exhibition of works by three black artists: the painter Malvin Gray Johnson (who had died recently), and the sculptors Sargent Johnson and Richmond Barthé. The exhibition was held at the Delphic Studios on Fifth Avenue in New York under the auspices of the Harmon Foundation. Real-estate magnate and philanthropist William E. Harmon established the Harmon Foundation in 1922 to give out awards for self-improvement and character development. By 1926, the foundation had established Awards for Distinguished Achievement Among Negroes in eight different fields, including fine arts. Besides highlighting the three-person exhibition, the catalogue discusses the history and advances of black art during the previous 10 years. There's also tribute to Malvin Gray Johnson as well as "News Notes on Negro Artists," which serves as a roundup of recent activities by black artists. Other essays deal with art courses in schools and universities and artistic instruction in workshops. Finally, the catalogue features a valuable directory of black artists with biographical notes about the artists. This catalogue is widely held by institutions, with OCLC First Search showing more than 70 institutional holdings. However, there were no other copies in commerce as of November 7, 2019. An interesting insight into the activities of black artists, many of whom played important roles in the Harlem Renaissance. Further Reading: Gary A. Reynolds and Beryl J. Wright, Against the Odds: African-American Artists and the Harmon Foundation, The Newark Museum, 1989. CONDITION: Soiling and increasing to wrappers, with small nicks to both wrappers and to a few other pages. Overall, Very Good.

$963.00

Arp
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Arp

By Seuphor, Michel and Will Grohmann

Paris: Collection Prisme, 1957. First Edition, First Printing. 8vo (5/8 x 7 1/2 inches; 218 x 190 mm), 72 pages, in pictorial wrappers covered by the original glassine. SIGNED by Hans Arp four times (!) on the title page. A heavily illustrated book dedicated to Arp's sculptures and reliefs. Tipped-in photograph of Arp opposite the title page. With introductory texts by Michel Seuphor in French and English and Will Grohmann in German. There's also a biographical and bibliographical note in the three languages, followed by more than 40 black-and-white plates. While Seuphor has signed some copies of this book, signed copies by Arp himself are uncommon. There were no other signed copies in commerce as of September 5, 2019. SCARCE SIGNED. CONDITION: Some soiling and chips to the original glassine, internally clean, bright, and unmarked. A Very Good or better copy.

$963.00

Exhibition of Contemporary Art of Soviet Russia: Painting, Graphic, Sculpture
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Exhibition of Contemporary Art of Soviet Russia: Painting, Graphic, Sculpture

By Brinton, Christian [Foreword] and P. Novitsky [Introduction]

New York: Amtorg Trading Corporation, 1929. No Edition Stated. 4to (10 1/8 x 7 inches; 255 x 177 mm), [74] pages, in illustrated wrappers. A profusely illustrated catalogue of an important exhibition of contemporary Soviet art held at Grand Central Palace in New York in February 1929. It lists hundreds of works by artists and sculptors and includes such well-established artists as El Lissitzky, Vladimir Tatlin and David Sterenberg. With more than three dozen pages of black-and-white plates, a foreword by Christian Brinton, an American art critic, collector, and curator, and an introduction by Soviet educator and photographer P. [Pavel] Novitsky. "This exhibition, reflecting the real Russian state of mind of the present day, will cause more understanding between the people of America and Russia than millions of words," said Saul G. Bron, chairman of Amtorg Trading Corp., the show's sponsor. (Quoted in The New York Times, February 1, 1929, page 16). The Times reported on February 24 that more than 100,000 people had visited the exhibition, which also included handicrafts and other art works. CONDITION: Wrappers chipped and lightly toned, closed tear on final page, ink check mark next to one catalogue entry. Otherwise clean, bright and unmarked. A Very Good or better copy of a scarce catalogue.

$495.00

Face of the Poet

By Katz, Alex

New York: Brooke Alexander, Inc. and Marlborough Graphics, Inc., 1979. First Edition, First Printing. Oblong 4to (12 1/4 x 9 1/4 inches; 310 x 235 mm), [32] pages, in stapled wrappers. Catalogue containing Alex Katz's portraits of 14 poets, with a poem by each poet on the facing page. The poets are: Ted Berrigan, Kenward Elmslie, John Godfrey, Ted Greenwald, Michael Lally, Ann Lauterbach, Gerard Malanga, Alice Notley, John Perreault, Carter Ratcliff, Rene Ricard, Peter Schjeldahl, Tony Towle, and Bill Zavatsky. The catalogue was issued to accompany (or promote) a print portfolio of the same name. For the portfolio, Katz drew aquatints of each poet between January and June, 1978. Brooke Alexander and Marlborough Graphics issued 25 signed and numbered portfolios in addition to ten artist's proofs. The book comes with three identical exhibition announcements laid in. CONDITION: The book and exhibition announcements are Fine. A beautiful production.

$39.00

Fernand Léger: La Forme Humaine Dans L\'Espace
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Fernand Léger: La Forme Humaine Dans L'Espace

By Les Éditions de l'Arbre

Montréal: Les Éditions de l'Arbre, 1945. First Edition, First Printing. Small 4to (9 1/2 x 7 1/2 inches; 240 x 190 mm), 96,[4] pages plus 38 black-and-white plates, in pictorial wrappers.INSCRIBED by Fernand Léger on the half title: "Alex Z Wiener / Très Amicalement / F Léger." A catalogue featuring some of Léger's works from 1938 to 1944. With an essay by Léger himself as well as laudatory articles by M.-A. Couturier, Maurice Gagnon, S. Giedion, S.M. Kootz, and J.J. Sweeney. Poem by François Hertel. Text entirely in French. SCARCE SIGNED. CONDITION: Moderate soil and dampstaining to upper wrapper, smudges to verso of upper wrapper and to front end paper. Some edge wear and creasing. Still, about Very Good.

$1925.00

The New York School Second Generation: Paintings by Twenty-Three Artists
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The New York School Second Generation: Paintings by Twenty-Three Artists

By The Jewish Museum

New York: The Jewish Museum, 1957. First Edition, First Printing. Small 4to (9 x 7 inches; 227 x 177 mm), 16 pages plus 15 pages of black-and-white plates in stapled wrappers. Some scattered toning and soiling, faint shallow vertical crease. Overall, a Very Good copy. *Rare catalogue for an important exhibition notable for introducing Jasper Johns to the art world. The exhibition featured 22 other artists, many of them early in their careers (Johns was 26). Artists included Elaine de Kooning, Robert de Niro, Helen Frankenthaler, Grace Hartigan, Joan Mitchell, Robert Rauschenberg, and George Segal, among others.*Johns exhibited "Target in Green," which caught the eye of Leo Castelli, who had recently established an art gallery. Shortly after, Castelli met Johns and offered him his first solo show, launching one of the great artistic careers of the 20th century.*In his introduction, the art critic Leo Steinberg makes a forthright declaration right at the start: "No sense pretending that the work of these 23 younger New York painters is easily understood. It is not. With few exceptions, it is deliberately recondite, uncompromising and exclusive; we are meant to break our teeth on it."*There were no other copies in commerce as of November 12, 2018. This catalogue documents a groundbreaking exhibition that remains a touchstone of 20th-century American art.

$1375.00

The International Surrealist Exhibition
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The International Surrealist Exhibition

By [Surrealism]

London: New Burlington Galleries, 1936. First Edition, First Printing. Small 4to (9 5/8 x 6 1/8 inches; 244 x 155 mm), 31, [1] pages in stapled pink wrappers. PRESENTATION COPY for French art dealer Pierre Loeb, signed by artists André Breton, E.L.T. Mesens, Hans Arp, Roland Penrose, Sheila Legge, and Jacqueline B. (Jacqueline Breton) as well as by film maker Humphrey Jennings and poets David Gascoyne and George Reavey. Catalogue of the pathbreaking Surrealist exhibition in London in 1936, featuring a "Who's Who" of Surrealist artists (and friends of the Surrealists), including Dalí, Duchamp, Ernst, Giacometti, Klee, Magritte, Masson, Miró, Picabia, Picasso, Man Ray, Tanguy, and many others. Altogether, the exhibition featured 60 artists from 14 countries and was a huge success. Running from June 11 to July 4, 1936, the show drew more than 25,000 visitors. It was organized by Roland Penrose with the assistance of many of the artists appearing in the show. The catalogue features a cover illustration by Max Ernst, a listing of all the works exhibited, a preface by André Breton, the foremost proponent of Surrealism (and a signer of this catalogue), and an introduction by art historian Herbert Read. The recipient was the famous Parisian art dealer Pierre Loeb (1897-1964), whose Galerie Pierre championed a number of Surrealist artists. Indeed, Loeb's gallery lent more than 20 works by Miró to the exhibition. Signed copies of the catalogue are uncommon. This copy is especially noteworthy for having been signed by nine Surrealists and presented to a great champion of Surrealism, Pierre Loeb. SCARCE SIGNED. CONDITION: Moderate soiling and creasing to wrappers, bottom half of text block separated from wrappers, a couple of small pencil marks internally, general handling wear. A Very Good copy.

$3850.00

Paintings, Drawings, and Prints by Paul Klee from the Klee Foundation, Berne, Switzerland, with Additions From American Collections
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Paintings, Drawings, and Prints by Paul Klee from the Klee Foundation, Berne, Switzerland, with Additions From American Collections

By Museum of Modern Art

New York: The Museum of Modern Art, 1949. First Edition, First Printing. Small 4to (10 x 7 1/2 inches; 254 x 190 mm), 58, [2] pages, in wrappers. Slight sunning to top and bottom edges of wrappers, some soiling to rear wrapper. Internally clean and unmarked. Lacking the original glassine dust jacket (which, in any case, tends to darken). A Very Good copy. *Profusely illustrated catalogue featuring a selection of the 202 works that appeared in the exhibition. Introduction by James Thrall Soby. Cover, typography, and format by Paul Rand.

$17.00

Silberblick [Cross-Eyed]
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Silberblick [Cross-Eyed]

By Haacke, Hans

[Heidelberg?]: [Edition Staeck], 1990. First Edition, First Printing. Black-and-white photograph laser-printed onto board covered in paper, two acrylic Plexiglas holes replacing the eyes and containing two coins. 9 1/8 x 6 5/8 x 1/4 inches; 230 x 160 x 6 mm. Title and artist's name and date printed, edition size stamped, all on the verso. A Fine copy. *German artist Hans Haacke's depiction of the unequal exchange rate when West Germany's currency replaced the East German mark on July 1, 1990. East Germans received 1 Deutsche mark for each of their Ostmarks, but only up to a small limit. For the rest of their savings and debts, East Germans received 1 Deutsche mark for every 2 Ostmarks, thus devaluing much of their savings.*In this piece, Haacke (b. 1936) shows a photograph of West German Chancellor Helmut Kohl, framed by the colors of the German flag. But his eyes are replaced with a 1 Deutsche mark coin on the left and a 2 Ostmark coin on the right. *Our copy is No. 08 of only 90 copies; the edition was first exhibited in a group show, Berlin März, at the Galerie Wiensowski & Harbord in Berlin in 1990. Illustrated on pages 108-109 in a book on Haacke, Bodenlos (Edition Cantz, 1993), issued on the occasion of the Venice Biennale. We supply the book with purchase of the Haacke piece.*There were no other copies in commerce as of February 22, 2019. Nor were there any institutional holdings recorded in OCLC FirstSearch. A whimsical example of Haacke's increasingly political art work. SCARCE.

$963.00

Appel
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Appel

By Dotremont, Christian [Introduction]

Copenhagen: Editions Ejnar Munksgaard, 1950. First Edition. 16mo (6 3/4 inches / 170 mm tall), [16] pages in stapled wrappers. Staples slightly rusted, a bit of soiling to lower wrapper. A Near Fine copy.*INSCRIBED by Karel Appel on the inside front cover: "Voor / Gert-Jan / Appel." The recipient was the Dutch art collector Gert-Jan Hemmink. *Booklet presenting paintings by Dutch artist Karel Appel (1921-2006), one of the giants of the Cobra art movement. With a short introduction in French by Belgian artist Christian Dotremont (1922-1979), who was also associated with Cobra. The cover illustration, an original lithograph, is in color, the works inside in black-and-white. This booklet is #3 in the Bibliotheque de Cobra series edited by Danish artist Asger Jorn (1914-1973). RARE SIGNED.

$420.00

Karel Appel, Corneille, Constant Nieuwenhuijs
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Karel Appel, Corneille, Constant Nieuwenhuijs

By Kunsthandel Santee Landweer N.V.

Amsterdam: Kunsthandel Santee Landweer N.V., 1948. First Edition, First Printing. Single sheet folded once to create an oblong invitation measuring 5 1/2 x 5 3/4 inches (115 x 147 mm) when folded. Several creases as well as edge wear. A Very Good copy of a fragile piece of ephemera printed on flimsy paper.*Rare announcement for the first joint exhibition by Karel Appel, Corneille, and Constant Nieuwenhuijs at the Santee Landweer gallery in Amsterdam, February 14-March 4, 1948. The poet and businessman Louis Tiessen gave the opening speech, "a fiery defence of their work and ideas and an attempt to soften the public's dismissive attitude." (Willemijn Stokvis, "COBRA: The History of a European Avant-Garde Movement, 1948-1951," page 97). *The exhibition opened nine months before the official formation of COBRA in a Paris cafe in November 1948. And the present invitation, with its striking design, foreshadows COBRA's break with classical painting.*Rare, with no copies in commerce as of August 22, 2018. OCLC WorldCat shows a single institutional holding, at the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam.

$1575.00

Clemente: Made in India
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Clemente: Made in India

By Jain, Jyotindra

Milan: Edizioni Charta, 2011. First Edition, First Printing. Small 4to (9 1/2 inches / 240 mm tall), 240 pages, a soft cover original edition. Very slight edge wear, minor soiling to top and bottom edges. A Near Fine copySIGNED by Francesco Clemente on the front free end paper. With essays by Stella Kramrisch, Allen Ginsberg, Peter Orlovsky, and Salman Rushdie. A retrospective collection of the artist's work. The first and only edition, published in a small and limited print run as a soft cover original.

$150.00

Yoshishige Saito Exhibition
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Yoshishige Saito Exhibition

By Tokyo Gallery

Tokyo: Tokyo Gallery, 1962. First Edition. Square Small 4to ( 9 1/4 inches / 238 mm) illustrated folder containing three sheets. Sheets with slight toning along edges, folder with a bit of soiling. A Near Fine copy. A beautiful, striking exhibition folder announcing a show at Tokyo Gallery, June 18-30, 1962. It features a dramatic six-panel abstract work, printed on both sides, a photograph of the artist printed on translucent rice paper, with an introduction by Shinichi Segui in Japanese on the verso, and a third sheet with a color reproduction of an artwork. Segui's introduction appears in English and French on the inside rear cover of the folder, followed by a short chronology. Yoshishige Saito (1904-2001) was an important abstract painter and sculptor who was an influential leader of Japan's avant-garde, both before and after World War II. During his lifetime, he had numerous museum and gallery shows. He has attracted renewed interest in the last few years, with galleries in Europe and the United States showing his works. The works depicted in this folder clearly show the influence of Abstract Expressionism. And with the six-panel abstract work included in the folder, the exhibition announcement is a beautiful tribute to Saito. OCLC WorldCat shows two institutional copies, at the Thomas J. Watson Library of the Metropolitan Museum of Art and at Swarthmore College. No other copies in commerce as of February 22, 2018. SCARCE.

$375.00

10 Paintings by Sophie Taeuber-[Arp], 6 Paintings in Collaboration, 10 Reliefs & Paintings by Jean [Arp]
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10 Paintings by Sophie Taeuber-[Arp], 6 Paintings in Collaboration, 10 Reliefs & Paintings by Jean [Arp]

By [Taeuber-Arp, Sophie and Jean Arp] Sidney Janis Gallery

New York: Sidney Janis Gallery, 1950. First Edition, First Printing. Small 8vo (9 1/4 inches / 236 mm tall), [8] pages in stapled wrappers. Slight wear. A Near Fine copy. Exhibition catalogue for a show that ran from January 30 through February 25, 1950, at the Sidney Janis Gallery in New York. Laudatory introduction by Belgian painter and art critic Michel Seuphor (translated by Martin James). "The works of this artist-couple speak with intense poetry and radiate profound wisdom," he writes. The catalogue features five black-and-white illustrations of works by the artists. SCARCE.

$175.00

Helen Frankenthaler: An exhibition of new paintings, October 8-27-1966
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Helen Frankenthaler: An exhibition of new paintings, October 8-27-1966

By André Emmerich Gallery Inc.

New York: André Emmerich Gallery, 1966. First Edition. Square 8vo (8 x 8 inches / 203 x 203 mm), [4] pages in heavy stapled wrappers. Some mild soiling to covers, general handling wear. A Very Good or better copy.Announcement of an exhibition of new works by Helen Frankenthaler (1928-2011). Black-and-white photo of Frankenthaler on inside front cover, followed by photos of four of her works. The front cover, in color, depicts "Three Color Space," which is now in the art collection of the Federal Reserve in Washington (donated by Nelson Rockefeller).No other copies in commerce as of February 1, 2018. SCARCE.

$50.00

Hartigan and Rivers With O'Hara
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Hartigan and Rivers With O'Hara

By Tibor de Nagy Gallery

New York: Tibor de Nagy Gallery, 1959. First Edition, First Printing. 8vo (9 1/2 inches / 240 mm tall), single sheet folded to create 10 panels. Some soiling to the panels along with general handling wear. A Very Good copy of an uncommon exhibition announcement. An imaginative announcement for an exhibition of paintings by Grace Hartigan and Larry Rivers and poems by Frank O'Hara. This glossy booklet unfolds to form a 10-panel announcement for the show and features a poem by Frank O'Hara interspersed with images from the exhibition. It was held November 24 through December 24, 1959, at the Tibor de Nagy Gallery, a very important player in the New York School of painting and poetry. The exhibition featured Oranges (eight oils on paper by Hartigan); Stones (12 lithographs by Rivers and O'Hara); portraits of O'Hara by both Hartigan and Rivers; and a portfolio of lithographs from the press of Universal Limited Art Editions. A rather uncommon bit of New York School ephemera. SCARCE.

$400.00

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