Improvisations 1955: Artists Equity Masquerade Bal Fantastique (Hotel Sheraton Astor, Friday, May 13th)
first editionOriginal wraps
by Bertram Goodman, Ed. and Art Director (From an Idea by Julio de Diego)
New York: Artists Equity Association, 1955. Original wraps. Near Fine. A beautifully-designed program of this 1955 society ball at the Hotel Sheraton Astor, produced with the full co-operation of the New York chapter of the Artists Equity Association. Essentially, the program is a collection of lavish, full-color advertisements in the form of original lithographs executed by many of the leading artists of the day. Clean and Near Fine in its spiral-bound card wrappers, with wonderfully illustrated covers and crisp, bright pages thruout. Tall quarto, #359 of an undetermined number issued. Artists contributing to the cause include Chaim Gross, John Groth, Marcel Vertes, Ben Shahn, Jacob Lawrence, Raphael Soyer, etc. "This is Volume VI of IMPROVISATIONS, which was first conceived in 1950 from an idea by Julio de Diego" (Inventory #: 12886)
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