A full color hard cover catalogue documenting the traveling exhibition of Robert Flynn Johnson's collection of works on paper by Edgar Degas and by his circle of colleagues, friends, and peers. It includes essays on each work by Johnson, Curator Emeritus of the Achenbach Foundation for Graphic Art in San Francisco, and by Louise Siddons, Ph. D., Curator and Assistant Professor of Art, Oklahoma State University. The collection demonstrates the enormous influence of Degas, and the breadth of the collection illuminates the delights of educated and focused art acquisition, especially valuable in this era of "brand names" and "investment opportunities!" A delightful afterword by William Rothenstein (British 1872-1945), a fascinating and insightful recollection of Degas, ends the book with an unusually intimate depiction of the master: "As for Degas' [bed]room, it was in the same state of neglect as the others, for everything about this house bespoke a man who now clung to life and nothing beyond that....There was an odd piece of Empire or Louis-Philippe furniture. A dried-out toothbrush in a glass, its bristles half-tinged a dull pink...."
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Book Description Landau Traveling Exhibitions in association with Denenberg Fine Arts Inc., Los Angeles and West Hollywood, 2012. Book Condition: Mint as issued. 1 of 1500 copies. Folio, viii, 126 pp. Profusely illustrated in color and black and white. Bibliography. Both an important and elegant exhibition catalog Cloth. Front cover is illiustrated with a reproduction of a Degas drawing. Gilt lettering on front cover and spine. Bookseller Inventory # 1007032
Book Description 2012, 2012. Portland. Portland Museum of Art. EDGAR DEGAS: The Private Impressionist, Works on Paper by the Artist and his Circle. 126 pp. with 101 numbered illustrations, with additional photographs. 4to, cloth covered boards. West Hollywood, Denenberg Fine Arts, 2012. Bookseller Inventory # 145934