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58 Maine Paintings 1820-1920. Selections from the Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Walter M. Jeffords, Jr. 20 May-20 June 1976

By: No Author Given

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Portland, ME, Portland Museum of Art, Publisher, 1976


One of an edition of 3000. Color illustrated wraps. Small square format. 19 pp. With black and white reproductions of paintings throughout, as well as one in color. A catalog to a 1976 exhibition of paintings of Maine, done primarily in the 19th century and into the early 20th century. This includes work by Charles Codman, John Bradley Hudson Jr., Harrison Bird Brown and others. With a short critical and historical introduction examines painting and art in Maine. GOOD co... View more info

96 Piccadillies

By: Roth, Dieter

Price: $750.00

Publisher: Stuttgart/London, Eaton House Publishers, 1977

Edition: First Edition


Stated first edition. One of 2000 copies. Blue cloth in unclipped jacket. With an original speedy drawing by Dieter Roth laid in at the front. Text in German and English. A collection of various paintings, printed in postcard form, by Dieter Roth, preceded by an introduction, and including a discussion of his work. Included are 96 postcards containing Piccadilly Circus paintings, consisting of altered postcards of said location. Dieter Roth was a Swiss artist, experime... View more info

A Century of Portland Painters 1820-1920

By: No Author Given

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Portland, ME, Portland Museum of Art, Publisher, 1970


Illustrated wraps. 24 pp. With a short section of black and white reproductions of paintings. A catalog for a 1970 exhibition of paintings done by 19th century artists from the Portland, Maine area. Preceded by a short introduction. With work by Charles Codman, Walter Griffin, Scott Leighton, Harrison B. Brown and others. VERY GOOD condition. Minor toning to the covers, with a small spot stain to the lower rear cover. Minor scuffing and light curling along the fore edge. View more info

A Day in the Sun: Outdoor Pursuits in the Art of the 1930s

By: Wilcox, Timothy

Price: $14.00

Publisher: London, Philip Wilson Publishers, 2006


111 pp. Color and black and white illustrations throughout. A study of a branch of British art of the 1930s, focusing on painters bridging the gap between Modernist styles and Edwardian tendencies, in an effort to reach a broader public audience. This includes artists such as Stanley Spencer, William Roberts, Laura Knight and others. NEAR FINE condition. Light edgewear. Owner's initials on the title page. View more info

A Handful of Clay

By: Lynas, Dave

Price: $18.00

Publisher: Duluth, MN, Tweed Museum of Art, 2009


Photo illustrated wraps. Small folio. 111 pp. Illustrations and color photos throughout. A work issued along with a retrospective exhibition of the ceramic and clay work by Dave Lynas, a member of the faculty of the University of Minnesota, Duluth. This includes photos of his work, an interview with the artist, and lengthy sections on various techniques he uses in the making of his ceramic pieces. This includes sections on throwing a platter, a roulette teapot, and a se... View more info

A Journey Through Chinese Hell. Hell Scrolls of Taiwan

By: Donnelly, Neal.

Price: $55.00

Publisher: Taipei, Artist Publishing Co, 1990


Illustrated wraps. Quarto. 138 pp. Color photos throughout. A descriptive catalog accompanying an exhibition of Taiwanese/Chinese Hell Scrolls, providing a history of their use in China, as well as the rituals associated with their use. With interpretations of photos of examples of Hell Scrolls. GOOD condition. General fading, minor scuffing and soiling to the covers. Some creasing and curling at the corners. Small price sticker on the rear cover. Owner's signature prese... View more info

A Pictorial Encyclopedia of the Oriental Arts. China. Two Volumes in Slipcase

By: Shoten, Kadokawa (editor)

Price: $18.00

Publisher: New York, Crown, 1969


Brown cloth in glassine jackets. A primarily visual survey of art and decorative arts in China from 13th century BC to 1912. Black and white and color photos throughout. VERY GOOD books, with minor fading, soiling and edgewear. Glassine jackets rather wrinkled and creased. Slipcase toned and soiled, with minor staining and some scuffing View more info

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A Winter's Tale

By: Katz, Babette

Price: $45.00

Publisher: Mamroneck, NY, Published by the Author, 1990


Black and white wraps. 2 1/4 by 2 1/2 inches. 20 pp. Black and white illustrations (linocuts) throughout. Offset printed. A visual depiction of the outcome of two rats fighting in a snowfall, as Katz notes, documenting 'the shifting emotional balance between people once they are engaged in contact' (Biddington's Website, artist statement). Featured in a Center for Book Arts Exhibition. VERY GOOD condition. Minor soiling to the rear cover. Light edgewear. View more info

Abstract and Surrealist Art in America

By: Janis, Sidney

Price: $30.00

Publisher: New York, Reynal and Hitchcock, 1946

Edition: First Edition


146 pp including index. With color and black and white plates throughout. A survey of abstract and surrealist art in America, providing essays examining its European origins and influences, early American pioneers, and at the time contemporary artists. With work by Jackson Pollock, Mark Rothko, Alexander Calder and many others. Color plates of Pollock's and Calder's work, among others. In GOOD condition. Heavy fading and offsetting to the covers with moderate sunning to... View more info

Abstract Expressionist Painting in America

By: Seitz, William C.; Ashton, Dore (introduction); Motherwell, Robert (foreword).

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Cambridge, Harvard University Press, 1983


Beige cloth in unclipped jacket. Quarto. 490 pp. Black and white and color reproductions of painting throughout. A detailed history and survey of Abstract Expressionism in the United States, from its precursors to offshoots, including the New York School. With sections of paintings by Willem de Kooning, Arshile Gorky, Hans Hofmann, Robert Motherwell, Mark Rothko, Mark Tobey, Jackson Pollock, Franz Kline and others (including two by Picasso). VERY GOOD condition. Minor sc... View more info

Adolf Dehn (1895-1968) and Eliot O'Hara (1890-1969) Retrospective

By: No author given

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Naples, FL, The Harmon Gallery, 1982


Silver printed wraps. Small, oblong format. 12 pp. Small color and black and white reproductions of paintings throughout. A catalog to a 1982 exhibition of the paintings of Adolf Dehn and Eliot O'Hara. With short critical essays on the artists. GOOD condition. Minor fading, scuffing and edgewear. Light soiling. View more info

Adolfo Estrada. Noviembre 1985

By: Estrada, Adolfo

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Madrid, Galeria Biosca, Publisher, 1985


Stiff white wraps, with a color illustration on the front cover. 24 pp. Color reproductions of artwork throughout. All text in Spanish. A catalog to a 1985 exhibition of work by Adolfo Estrada, preceded by a brief introduction. Adolfo Estrada was an American born painter who has spent most of his life living and working Spain, known for his style of Intimism and depiction of the female nude. GOOD+ condition. Minor soiling and general toning to the covers. Minor scuffing ... View more info

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African Art and the School of Paris

By: Sellin, David. Picasso, Matisse, et al (artists).

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Hamilton, NY, Colgate University, Publisher, 1966


Red illustrated wraps. One of 1500 copies printed. 31 pp. Black and white photos throughout. A catalog to a 1966 exhibition at Colgate University, featuring a comparison between traditional African art and sculpture and the modern art of 20th century Paris. This includes a study of the influence of the work on the paintings and sculpture of Picasso, Matisse, Modigliani and Brancusi. With critical commentary at the beginning and end of the book. GOOD+ condition. Moderate... View more info

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Afro. Exhibition of Paintings April 25 to May 21, 1955

By: Afro (artist). Venturi, Lionello

Price: $35.00

Publisher: New York, Catherine Viviano, Publisher, 1955


Brown, glossy illustrated wraps. 8 pp. With a few small black and white reproductions of paintings by Afro. A short exhibition catalog accompanied by a critical essay on the work of Afro by Lionello Venturi. Afro Libio Basaldella was a 20th century Italian painter, working in a variety of abstract styles, including cubism, and briefly associated with the Scuola Romana. After World War II, Afro focused his artistic career on America, eventually being drawn to Abstract Exp... View more info

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Afro. Exhibition of Paintings February 26- March 23 1963

By: Afro (artist). Brandi, Cesare (essay).

Price: $50.00

Publisher: New York, Catherine Viviano, Publisher, 1963


Black, glossy illustrated wraps. 24 pp. With a few black and white and color reproductions of paintings by Afro. A short exhibition catalog accompanied by a critical essay on the work of Afro by Cesare Brandi. Afro Libio Basaldella was a 20th century Italian painter, working in a variety of abstract styles, including cubism, and briefly associated with the Scuola Romana. After World War II, Afro focused his artistic career on America, eventually being drawn to Abstract E... View more info