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Improvisations, Artists Equity Masquerade Ball, Four Issues:

Auction:
2621B
Lot:
150
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$660$550

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Auction:
Books & Manuscripts - 2621B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
November 18, 2012 11:00AM

Description:

Improvisations, Artists Equity Masquerade Ball, Four Issues: 1953, 1954, 1956, and 1957, all first editions, limited to two thousand copies, each copy numbered, each illustrated with approximately fifty original prints by American artists, some in full color, some in black and white, and some printed on colored paper, artists include Ben Shahn, Bryon Browne, Chaim Gross, Milton Avery, Reginald Marsh, Adolf Dehn, Julio de Diego, Moses and Raphael Soyers, Louise Nevelson and many others.
"First conceived in 1950 from an idea by Julio de Diego, 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. Spontaneity and fun, in the spirit of our annual Bal Fantastique Masquerade, was the objective, rather than orthodox merchandising."
Estimate $1,000-1,500

Keywords

Julio de Diego, Louise Nevelson, Moses Soyers, Raphael Soyers, Reginald Marsh, Adolf Dehn, Ben Shahn, Bryon Browne, Chaim Gross, American art, Dehn, Nevelson

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