Amsterdam: Stedelijk Museum. Very Good+. 1961. First Edition; First Printing. Softcover. (16) pages; Publisher's pictorial wrappers - on tan textured card stock. The covers, rectos and versos, and the front and rear endpaper contain b/w reproductions of monotypes by Fassbender. A scarce catalogue, mostly b/w illustrations, with text in Dutch -- (a brief chronology, a short text, and a 2-page catalogue of 98 works). Commemorates a 1961 exhibition in Amsterdam -- Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, 30 sept. - 30 oct. 1961. The artist was German, who sometimes spelled his name "Joseph Faßbender." In youth, he won the 1929 Villa Romana prize. During WWII he was obliged to work as a Wehrmacht cartographer. In 1951 he organized an exhibition for his friend, Max Ernst. In 1955, 1959 and 1964, Fassbender participated at Documentas I-III in Kassel. In 1958 the artist was appointed professor of painting and drawing at the Kunstakademie Düsseldorf, from which position he retired in 1968. Fassbender died in 1974. There was a catalogue of his graphic work published in 1994 -- [Alice Trier-Franzen, Das graphische Werk Joseph Fassbenders (1903 - 1974). Alfter 1994]. Collectors of modern German literature may know some of his several inventive dust jackets. . (Inventory #: 40153)
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