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NOVEMBER 16, 2018 

Holiday season is upon us, and a festive desire to spruce up the home for gatherings and guests descends as quickly as the guests themselves. Whether following a passion of your own, fostering the artistic spirit in a family member or friend, or simply redecorating with conversation starters and saving graces, looking to art books can present a multifold oasis for the inspired mind. Art books are furthermore a great way to begin a collection on a particular artist, if one is enamored but uncertain where to start— why choose one when you can have a whole oeuvre? Match a holiday environment of warmth and cheery socializing with a gaggle of printed bliss.

Will Barnet – Will Barnet 27 Master Prints, Book 1979
Javacheff Christo – Christo Prints and Objects 1963-1987 : A Catalogue Raisonne, Book 1988
Fernando Botero – Botero Sculpture, Book 1986
Saul Steinberg – All Except You, SIGNED Book 1983
To mention just a few, this signed book by Saul Steinberg, of The New Yorker illustration fame, is from an original edition of only 100 and includes 9 loose printed drawings by Steinberg in a separate folder, perfect for framing. A hardcover on Rosenquist featuring 8 four-color three-panel foldouts and numerous black and white illustrations is a catalogue marking the 30th anniversary of the pop artist's representation at the infamous Leo Castelli Gallery. Also included are reviews and essays that appeared in conjunction with the original exhibitions. And this book on Warhol is a stunning artist monograph that unfolds to show 48 brightly colored portraits of the actress Ingrid Bergman from Warhol's silkscreen series, and contains a bilingual introduction in Swedish and English.
James Rosenquist – The Big Paintings Thirty Years, Book 1994
Andy Warhol – Andy Warhol: Portraits of Ingrid Bergman, Book 1983
Pablo Picasso – Hommage a Pablo Picasso, Book 1971
Joan Miró – Miró 1976-1981. Volume 6, Lithographs VI (French), Book 1992
"... following a passion of your own, fostering the artistic spirit in a family member or friend, or simply redecorating with conversation starters and saving graces..."
Various Artists – Lincoln Center Posters, Book 1980
Lincoln Center Posters is a book of posters advertising events at Lincoln Center for The Performing Arts in New York City as designed by Josef Albers, Robert Indiana, Ellsworth Kelly, Roy Lichtenstein, Robert Motherwell, Larry Rivers, Ben Shahn, Frank Stella and Andy Warhol among others.

And this magnificent signed Claes Oldenburg volume documents the printmaking career of the leading pop artist, influential creator of public monuments, and bravura draftsman. It includes an important essay on Oldenburg's career and a catalogue of his entire printed oeuvre, from limited editions to ephemera, and is a must for scholars and collectors, containing 55 black and white illustrations, 52 duotones and 381 colorplates with 2 gatefolds.
Prints, Posters and Ephemera by Claes Oldenburg -              Chagall's Posters Catalogue Raisonne,
A Catalog Raisonne 1958-1996, SIGNED Book 1996                                                          Book 1975
Bernard Buffet: Venice, Mourlot Book 1987                                        Tom Wesselmann, Book 1980
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