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JAY DEFEO AND THE ROSE - Scarce Pristine Copy of The First Hardcover Edition/First Printing

DeFeo, Jay (Artist/Subject) & Various Contributors

Published by Berkeley, CA: University Of California Press, 2003
ISBN 10: 0520233557 / ISBN 13: 9780520233553
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Title: JAY DEFEO AND THE ROSE - Scarce Pristine ...

Publisher: Berkeley, CA: University Of California Press, 2003

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: As New

Dust Jacket Condition: As New

Signed: no

Edition: 1st Edition.

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1st Printing. Unpaginated. Published in 2003. Retrospective monograph on the artist's masterpiece and career. One of the most important art events of our time. The First Hardcover Edition. Precedes and should not be confused with all other subsequent editions, particularly the Softcover Edition. Published in a small and limited first print run as a hardcover original only by a University Press. The First Edition is now scarce. The book is meticulously researched, put together, and beautifully produced: Cloth boards, stunning photographs, archival materials, and scholarly essays. Printed on pristine-white, glossy stock paper in Canada to the highest standards. In pictorial DJ with titles on the cover and spine, as issued. Presents "Jay Defeo And The Rose". The definitive book on DeFeo's monumental painting, "The Rose". Which preoccupied her for much of her artistic life, and which is now regarded as a "grand American masterpiece" (Metropolitan Museum of Art). The book celebrates the piece's final restoration after years of neglect, which was completed posthumously, and its acquisition by the Whitney Museum of American Art, now its permanent home. "Massive in scale, layered with nearly two thousand pounds of paint, the overpowering painting was already famous before its first exhibition in 1969 at the Pasadena Art Museum. Eleven distinguished art and cultural historians (Bill Berkson, Niccolo Caldararo, Richard Candida Smith, Walter Hopps, Lucy R. Lippard, Greil Marcus, Sandra S. Phillips, Marla Prather, Carter Ratcliff, David A. Ross, and Martha Sherrill) unfold the story of the creation as well as the tricky and painstaking rescue of DeFeo's radiant masterpiece. These essays also place Jay DeFeo in relation to artists of her time, including Jasper Johns, Robert Rauschenberg, Lee Bontecou, and Eva Hesse" (Publisher's blurb). An absolute "must-have" title for Jay DeFeo and "The Rose" admirer/collectors. This title is an art book classic. This is one of few copies of the First Hardcover Edition/First Printing still available online and is in especially fine condition: Clean, crisp, and bright, a pristine beauty. A scarce copy thus. 80 black-and-white, 13 color plates. One of the most influential and most important American artists of the 20th century. A fine copy. ISBN 0520233557. Bookseller Inventory # 17910

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