by Bertram Goodman, Ed. and Art Director (From an Idea by Julio de Diego)
New York: Artists Equity Association, 1954. Original wraps. Near Fine. A beautifully-designed program of this 1954 society ball at the Hotel 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, #1,974 of 2,000 copies issued. Artists contributing to the cause include Louise Nevelson, Leo Lionni, Reginald Marsh, Raphael and Moses Soyer, Ben Shahn, Jacob Lawrence, etc. "This is Volume V of IMPROVISATIONS, which was first conceived in 1950 from an idea by Julio de Diego" (Inventory #: 12885)
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