Paris: Musee d'Art Moderne de la ville de Paris, 1964. Original. Softcover. Good- (Tear to head of spine, handwritten inscription in INK on front cover [what was she thinking!?], age toning to white card wraps, and art museum ex-lib. plate; contents quite good and with no extraneous marks, tears, chips, toning, etc.). Plain white card wraps, stapled. Dj of lavender and white paint (looks to be original/unique) and large, black lettering. Multiple sky blue end papers. 28 pp. with bw images. Text in French. Catalogue from the exhibition, Mythologies Quotidiennes (Daily Mythologies), held at the Musee d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, July to October 1964. With an introductory essay by Gassiot-Talabot, the catalogue of 115 works, and advertisements. "The exhibition in July 1964 at the Musee d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris marks the symbolic beginning of the movement known as Narrative Figuration. Organized by artists Bernard Rancillac and Herve Telemaque and critics Gérald Gassiot-Talabots and Marie-Claude Dane, the exhibition reveals every artist's pure and formalistic "statement." Willingly using the grotesque, humor, and derision, these painters introduce the presentation with successive scenes or by juxtaposition or transformation of images. This movement began when abstraction was declining and comics, film and photography emerged as arts in their own right. Mythologies Quotidiennes features 34 artists who, like their American counterparts, put contemporary society and its images at the heart of their work. But, unlike their American counterparts, their work is more social and political." Artists included are Alleyn, Arnal, Arroyo, Atila, Berni, Bertholo, Bertini, Bettencourt, Beynon, Brusse, Buri, Cremonini, Dado, Fahlstrom, Foldes, Gaitis, Geissler, Gironella, Golub, Gracia, Kalinowski, Klasen, Kramer, Monory, Pistoletto, Rancillac, Faynaud, Raysse, Recalcati, Requighot, Saint-Phalle, Saul, Telemaque, and Voss. The woman who inscribed the catalogue to the ICA (Institute of Contemporary Art) on the front cover was Mrs. H. Fahnestock, the wife of millionaire Harris Fahnestock. Mrs. Fahnestock had her own wealth, was a philanthropic society lady, and annually paid any and all debts of the Boston Symphony. The exact nature of the catalogue cover is a subject which begs more research. It is certainly an original artwork for this publication, but the artist and the edition size remain unknown.
(Inventory #: 153758)
Art, Architecture, Photography, History, Periodicals, Decorative Arts. I perform Collection Development and Appraisal Services. Our inventory occupies more than 7500 shelf feet, which means there is a fair chance we can assist you develop your collection within our specialties!
Shipping & Return Policies
S&H is complicated, so please inquire for actual rates to your location if outside the US! Minimum s&h within the US $7.50, via media mail or first class if small. Discounts on shipping for multiple items. Overseas or overnight at cost +$4 supplies and handling. Items returnable with prior notice if not as described within 7 days of delivery. Items 16 pages or less not returnable at all.
You can be confident that when you make a purchase through ABAA.org, the item is sold by an ABAA member in full compliance with our Code of Ethics. Our sellers guarantee your order will be shipped promptly and that all items are as described. Buy with confidence through ABAA.org.