Title: ART, PRESS & ILLUSTRATED BOOKS
Date: October 11, 2012
Time: at 1:30 PM
Exhibition: Sat., October 6, 10-4
Mon., October 8, 10-6
Tues., October 9, 10-6
Wed., October 10, 10-6
Thurs., October 11, 10-noon
Contact Person: Christine von der Linn
This sale includes livres d’artiste, modern and private press books, art literature, catalogues raisonnés and art journals, as well as works on architecture, applied and decorative arts, design, performing arts, and book and printing arts.
The only monograph printed during Gustav Klimt's lifetime, Das Werk von Gustav Klimt, which contains 50 collotype plates, in the original case designed by Julius Dratva, Vienna, 1918, shown top left.
A rare advance proof copy of Sir Edward Elgar's May Song, printed at William Morris's press, with woodcut designs by Walter Crane, London, 1901.
Frederic Tuten's The Adventures of Mao on the Long March, deluxe edition signed by the author with a signed lithograph by Roy Lichtenstein, New York, 1971.
Andy Warhol's 25 Cats Name Same and One Blue Pussy, with 18 hand-colored lithographs, signed, New York, 1954.
Among several examples of papermaking and book arts items is Albert de Rochas's Le Livre de Demain, a work on color printing produced on 44 different kinds of paper, Paris, 1884.