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Archive for May, 2011

Ed Ruscha has become know for his deadpan irreverence, and his Pop inspired art work. He holds the mirror up to the banality of urban life and gives order to the barrage of mass media-fed images and information that confronts us daily. Born in Omaha in 1937, He moved to Los Angeles in the early 1950’s where he studied at the Chouinard Art Institute. By the early sixties he had made a name for himself for his collage, painting and printmaking, and for his association with the Ferrus Gallery group. Later he achieved recognition for his painting incorporating words and phrases and for his many photographic books.

Description: SIGNED BY ED RUSCHA on the front free end page. paperback copy with original glassine dust wrapper as issued. Stated second edition, limited 1/3000. 8vo. Unpaginated. Some age toning and chipping  to glassine jacket, otherwise fine.   Magnificently illustrated with 16 reproductions of photographs, 15 in duotone and 1 in b/w.

Bookseller Inventory# 26143

SOLD

Various Small Fires And Milk
Ruscha, Ed

Publisher: Anderson Ritchie & Simon, Los Angeles
Publication Date: 1970
Binding: Soft cover
Signed: Signed by Ed Rucha
Edition: Second edition, 1/3000

Dalí-Joies is now a permanent exhibition at the Dalí Theatre-Museum in Figueres, Spain. In 1941 the first 22 pieces were acquired by the U.S. millionaire Cummins Catherwood. Designed by Salvador Dalí and crafted by a team of Argentinean-born silversmiths, under the close supervision of Carlos Alemany and the artist himself. In 1958 they were acquired by The Owen Cheatham Foundation,  and finally deposited it at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts in Richmond. In 1981 the collection was acquired by a Saudi multimillionaire, and later by three Japanese entities, the last of which agreed to sell it to the Gala-Salvador Dalí Foundation.

Description: Hard bound with dust jacket. 210 pages. Beautiful full page plates. Dali: Jewels presents the jewels from the Gala-Salvador Dali Foundation. It features essays on Dali and his work, as well as concept sketches  A nice copy, bright and clean. SCARCE!.

Bookseller Inventory # 19154
9788842210542

SOLD

Dali Jewels: The Collection of the Gala-Salvador Dali Foundation
Dali, Salvador

Publisher: Umberto Allemandi, Italy
Publication Date:
2005
Binding:
Hard Bound
Book Condition:
Very Good
Dust Jacket Condition:
Very Good
Edition:
First Edition.

Description: SIGNED BY NEIL SIMON on the front free endpage “Best- Neil Simon”. Hard bound with price clipped dust jacket. Second printing. Illustrated with several b&w plates. Neil Simon¿s smash hit and his best-known play. It opened in New York on March 10, 1965 with Walter Matthau as Oscar (for which he won a Tony for Best Actor) and Art Carney as Felix. Directed by Mike Nichols (Tony winner for Best Director). Some wear to dust jacket and one small closed tear to lower spine edge, otherwise very good. Interior clean and binding tight.

Bookseller Inventory # 26103
SOLD

The Odd Couple
Simon, Neil

Publisher: Random House
Publication Date: 1966
Binding: Hardcover
Book Condition: Very Good
Dust Jacket Condition: Good
Edition: 1st Edition

Conrad Marca-Relli was a pioneer of Abstract Expressionism. He is most celebrated for his large-scale collages, composed of pieces of canvas or natural linen overpainted with gestural brushstrokes. During the late 1940s and early 1950s, Marca-Relli was actively involved in the avant-garde art world in Greenwich Village. He helped to found the “Eighth Street Club,” an artists’ group whose members included Willem de Kooning and Franz Kline. Marca-Relli taught at Yale University from 1954 to 1955. He lived and worked in many countries around the world. In his final years, he lived in Parma, Italy with his wife, Anita Gibson, whom he married in 1951.

Description: First Italian Edition. Hard bound in die cut dust jacket, as issued. Text by H. H. Arnason. Collection edited by Ezio Gribaudo. 134 plates. Includes exhibition checklist, chronolgy and brief biography. Tan cloth boards with brown titles show some wear, with lower spine edge bumped. Front hinge weak, but holding. Wear and some soiling to dust jacket, otherwise very good. SCARCE!

Bookseller Inventory # 22954

marca-relli

SOLD

Marca-Relli
Arnason, H. H.

Publisher: Edizioni D’arte Fratelli Pozzo
Publication Date: 1971
Binding: Hard Bound
Book Condition: Very Good
Dust Jacket Condition: Good
Edition: First Italian Edition

 

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