95 - 588 FINE and APPLIED ARTS, ART REFERENCE
- Portfolio sl. worn/ dam.
WITH: 5 fold. posters/ sheets by (i.a.?) M. LEEDHAM, prob. not part of this publication.
- Mostly w. blindst. ex-libris.
- Several issues backstrip worn/ wr. loose(ning); no.51 lacks backwr. and final leaf dam.
= Good run of this rare, initially bimonthly, but quickly turning into a quarterly periodical devoted to religious applied arts.
= The Association Porza was founded in the 1920s by the Swiss sculptor Mario Bernasconi, the Russian painter Arthur Bryks and the German painter and poet Werner Alvo von Alvensleben. They met in the Italan village of Porza, where they came up with the idea to form an International organization that could supply temporary artist's residents in an environment of nature for a small rent. At one time there were several homes over Europe, and the Association Porza counted 1500 members in Germany and over 2000 members in France, among them Le Corbusier, Jean Cocteau, Antoine de Saint Exupery, Mauriac and Dimitri Marianoff, son in law of Albert Einstein. SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE III.
= Fully illustrated sale catalogues.
AND 2 other Sotheby's auction catalogues in 7 vols.: THE ROYAL HOUSE OF HANOVER. DAS KÖNIGSHAUS VON HANNOVER (n.pl., 2005, 3 vols., num. col. ills., DVD in stiff paper folder, orig. unif. wr., board drop back box, 4to) and THE ROBERT VON HIRSCH COLLECTION (London, 1978, 4 vols, num. (col.) ills., orig. unif. boards w. dustwr., 4to).
= Catalogues of the art collection of Dutch King Willem II and the controversial auction that took place in order to pay off a large debt Willem had with czar Nicolas I of Russia. With manuscript prices and names of buyers, mostly representatives (i.a. "Engelbert, pour le musée de Francfort" and "Bruni, pour l'Empereur de Russie").
= Catalogue of the controversial auction of the art collection of Dutch King Willem II that took place in order to pay off a large debt Willem had with czar Nicolas I of Russia. Interleaved copy with manuscript prices and names of buyers, mostly representatives (i.a. "Engelbert, pour le musée de Francfort" and "Bruni, pour l'Empereur de Russie").
= Johannes Vares was a prominent Estonian avant-garde poet and politician. With modernist wrapper design by Aleksander Mülber. SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE IV.
- All vols. binding rubbed/ sl. worn along extremities (one vol. covers also dampstained). Otherwise a good set.
= Including (uniformly bound) the following two vols.: R. WEIGEL, Suppléments au peintre-graveur de Adam Bartsch. Vol.I. Leipsic, 1843, VIII,350p., orig. wr. and a plate vol. with 16 engr. plates by A. BARTSCH after i.a. N. BERCHEM, H. ROOS and J. VAN DER MEER DE JONGE. All published.Arntzen/Rainwater N13: "The foundation work for the modern systematic study of Dutch, Flemish, German and Italian painter-engravers through the 17th century. Although now outdated in many instances, subsequent oeuvre-catalogues and histories refer to Bartsch almost universally and for some lesser artists, Bartsch remains the only, or most important source."
- Some underlining in pencil; occas. sl. stained. Backstrip sl. worn at foot of spine.
= Rare Polish literary periodical, containing i.a. Polish translations of J.A. Rimbaud and S. Yesenin.
- First vol. wrs. sl. frayed.
- (Vague) vertical middle fold throughout (splitting at ends on wr., repaired on verso); (sl.) soiled.
= Andel p.194; Bolliger IV, 330 ("seltenen Zeitschrift"), VI, 735. Rare. Contains contributions by i.a. LASZLO MOHOLY NAGY ("Fotografie is Lichtgestaltung") and HERBERT BAYER ("Typografie und Werbsachengestaltung").
- (Vaguely) waterst. and wrinkled in upper corner and lower inner margin almost throughout. Wrappers waterwrinkled, scratched and worn; backstrip sl. dam.
= Bauhausbücher 10. Passuth p.52-54; Fleischmann p.168; Bolliger VI, 74.
- Text lvs. occas. foxing.
= I. J. Beuys, Neues vom Gold. (Diptych: silkscreen, printed on wood and felt sheet, both 32,3x24,9 cm., the wood signed "Joseph Beuys", "117 / 200" and with a drawing of a hat in pencil).
II. H. Duchateau, "Tekenboekje" and "Schilderboekje" (two booklets w. drawings in col. pencil and paint on edges, both signed "Hugo Duchateau" and "1985" in pencil on backwrapper);
III. M. van Elk, (Untitled) (fold. col. lithograph, 28,3x22,3 cm., signed "Maria van Elk" and "'85" in pencil.
IV. A. van Geest, (Untitled) (drawing, col. watercolour, 17,6x17 cm., signed "Arie van Geest in pencil);
V. R. Hamilton, (Untitled) (collotype photograph, 15x16,7 cm., monogrammed "RH" in pencil, tipped onto mount);
VI. General Idea, (Cigarbox) (multiple, 13,3x16,9x2,9 cm., containing real cigars) (lacks the paper sheet signed "General Idea" and unnumbered);
VII. G. Van Der Kaap, "Kaap's Mona Lisa" (col. printed transparent overhead sheet, 30x25 cm., signed "Gérald v / d Kaap", "1985" and "1177 / 200" in pencil);
VIII. J. van 't Slot, (Untitled) (fold. col. woodcut, 26x35 cm. (image), signed "John van 't Slot '85" in pencil);
IX. P. Stockmans, (Shattered ceramic object) (multiple, leaf w. facs. manuscipt poem in black and blue, 9 fragments of a blueish ceramic tile, together in board box, lined w. bubble plastic (not signed));
X. M. Abramovic and Ulay, (Cassette tape) (cassette tape loosely inserted in pocket in board box w. printed coat of arms of Amsterdam, signed "Marina Abramovic", "Ulay" and "117 / 200" in felt-tip pen on box);
XI. L. Weiner, "From source to use" (sheet of perspex w. letterpress text, 32,3x24,9 cm., monogrammed "L.W.", "84" and "117 / 200" in felt-tip pen). SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE IV.
= Fine, comprehensive monograph, listing all Dutch banknotes, also the unpublished. Much attention being paid to design.
Glaser, M., Folon, J.M. a.o. Milton Glaser. Graphic design. Amst., De Arbeiderspers, 1973, 239,(3)p., richly illustrated, orig. cl. w. dustwr., 4to.
= Designed by Irma Boom.
- Fine, complete set. = Arntzen/ Rainwater H201. From the library of artdealer A. Vecht.
= One of the first 20 numb. copies with an extra suite of the lithographs, loosely inserted, incl. one signed and numb. "6/20" in pencil.