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    Joan Mitchell, John Ashbery, et. al. Abstract Expressionism. 4 Volumes. New York: Tiber Press, 1960. Lot contains: 1) John Ashbery. The Poems. With 4 prints by Joan Mitchell; 2) Frank O'Hara. Odes. Comes with four prints by Michael Goldberg; 3) Kenneth Koch. Permanently. Comes with four prints by Alfred Leslie; 4) James Schuyler. Salute. Comes with four prints by Grace Hartigan.

    Folio, bound in original illustrated boards, contained in a cloth slipcase. New York: Tiber Press, 1960.

    An immaculate set of these outstanding post-war American artist's books, featuring collaborations from four of the most influential American poets of the second half of the twentieth century, and four important second generation New York School artists. The collaborators "lived in New York City where they knew one another well for a number of years and followed one another's work with involved interest. Tiber Press left the choice of partners in this project to the individuals themselves, and, in collaborating, the poet and painter were acknowledging an awareness of some real relationship between their work" (prospectus).

    Each is one of an edition of 200 copies, signed by the poet and the artist. The American Livre de Peintre, No. 33 (Mitchell) and No. 21 (Hartigan).

    Overall, Near Fine condition. Sharp corners and edges on each volume. Some corner wear on the slipcase. Each volume measures 14 ¼" x 17 ¾ inches. Slipcase measures approx. 2 ¾" x 14 ½" x 18 ¼ inches.


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