Lot 105 of 350:
With signed lithograph by Napolitano  

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Lot closed - Sold For (Includes Buyer's Premium):$780
Estimate:
$500 - $800

Title:
Napolitano: Fifteen Reproductions of His Work in Oil, Sgraffito, Fresco, Drawing and Mechanical Design
Author:
Armitage, Merle
Place:
New York
Publisher:
E. Weyhe
Date:
1935
Description:

With original signed lithograph by Napolitano plus 15 plates. Frontispiece portrait from photograph by Edward Weston. 21x16 cm (8¼x6¼"), wrappers, jacket. Designed by Merle Rogers. No. 18 of 212 copies. First Edition.

Presentation copy inscribed and signed by the artist on the front free endpaper, "To Mr. Sacks with my sincerest wishes. Jonnie." Pasquale Giovanni Napolitano is California sculptor, painter, muralist, and set designer born near Naples, Italy in 1901 before moving to Los Angeles, California with his family in 1912. He studied at the Otis Art Institute under Julia Wendt and F. Tolles Chamberlain, and did advanced studies in Germany in Berlin and Munich. He was apprenticed to muralist Herman Sachs while working on the WPA art project. He died in 2001.

Lot Amendments
Condition:
Jacket spine a bit darkened with a few small chips; a near fine copy, rarely found so nice.
 
Item number:
291114
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