Lot 4 of 361:
A magnificent midcentury artists' book  

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Lot closed - Sold For (Includes Buyers Premium):$5,100
Estimate:
$8,000 - $12,000

Title:
Abstract Expressionism

Author:
Mitchell, Joan

Place:
New York

Publisher:
Tiber Press

Date:
[1960]

Description:

4 volume set. Each volume with three full-page color silkscreen prints and an additional silkscreen on the title page and upper cover. (Folio) 44.5x36 cm (17½x14¼"), original cloth-backed illustrated boards with publisher's thick acetate jackets, cloth slipcase. First Edition. No. 47 of 200 copies. 

Each volume signed by the poet and artist on the limitation page. Comprising:

  • Ashbery, John. The Poems. With prints by Joan Mitchell.
  • O'Hara, Frank. Odes. With prints by Michael Goldberg.
  • Koch, Kenneth. Permanently. With prints by Alfred Leslie.
  • Schuyler, James. Salute. With prints by Grace Hartigan. 

An outstanding post-war American artist book, featuring collaborations between four of the most influential American poets of the second half of the twentieth century, and four important second generation New York School artists. The collaborators all "lived in New York City where they knew one another well for a number of years and followed one another's work with involved interest. Tiber Press left the choice of partners in this project to the individuals themselves, and, in collaborating, the poet and painter were acknowledging an awareness of some real relationship between their work" (prospectus).   


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Condition:
Light wear to slipcase, else fine.


 
Item number:
317485
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