Title: Improvisations 1953 : Artists Equity Spring ...
Publisher: Artists Equity Association, New York
Publication Date: 1953
Binding: Plastic Comb Binding
Book Condition: Good
Edition: Limited and Numbered
(clxii). 7 colour and 73 monochrome lithographs. "This is Volume IV of Imporvisations. First conceived in 1950 from an idea by Julio de Diego, Improvisations has been accepted as a novel and original medium by advertisers in sympathy with the ideals of the Artists Equity Association. The member-artists who illustrated this journal were in most cases selected by the advertisers from our membership list and were given complete freedom of expression. Each page was designed by the artist directly on the litho plate, thus making this a collection of original lithographs." - The Editor. This edition is limited to 2000 copies of which this is number 1686. Published in conjunction with the Artists Equity 'Masquerade Ball' held at the Hotel Astor, May 15, 1953. Includes works by artists such as Milton Avery, Chaim Gross, Jack Levine, Reginald Marsh, and Marcel Vertès. Texts include an introductory letter from AEA New York Chapter President, Henry Botkin, program notes, lists of directors, committee members, sponsors and patrons. Lithographs printed on a variety of coloured stocks. Internally clean without marks or additions. Light dust soiling to the edges. Colour lithograph illustrated wrapper panels are printed on both sides. Light soiling, shelf and edge wear with some bent and creased corner tips. 1x1 cm chip missing from the head edge of the back panel and adjacent page clxiii. 1 cm closed tear to the head edge of pp clxii . Minor tear at the foot of the spine on the back panel. White plastic comb binding is completely intact. Due to the value of this item shipping will be by courier only. Please contact us for details. Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 008481
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