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Art Adventures of Connie Lembark as Told to Kristin Makholm [Inscribed and signed]

Lembark, Connie

Published by Xlibris, NP, 2009
Condition: vg Hardcover

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Quarto. 95, [1]pp. Original printed dust-jacket over grey paper covered boards with gold lettering on spine. Free front endpaper inscribed and signed by the author. As friend to many important American and European artists, Los Angeles collector and art benefactor Connie Lembark has been on the adventure of a lifetime. From swank art openings on New York's Upper East Side to the sunny beach studios of some of the hippest artists in southern California, Connie and her husband Danny were fans and admirers of many of the young artists energizing American art. Regulars at the Beverly Hills parties of Fred and Marcia Weisman in the 1960s and '70s, the Lembarks hobnobbed with most of the "light and space" and "finish fetish" crowd, the artists who came to print at Gemini G.E.L., and those who frequented the exploding L.A. art scene. Artists like Sam Francis, Frank Stella, George Rickey, and Ellsworth Kelly became deep and abiding friends. Trips to Europe cemented friendships with artists like Bernar Venet, while a late life stint in Nashville in the '90s brought them closer to artist William Wegman and trumpeter and artist Herb Alpert. Connie's vivid stories and memories reveal more than simply a life in art-they tell the story of a life spent with artists, the friendships and fun times that sustain and enliven our unparalleled contemporary art world (From the publisher). Very minor and sporadic creasing and tiny closed tears along dust-jacket edges. Dust jacket in overall good+, binding and interior in very good condition. Bookseller Inventory # 34467

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Title: Art Adventures of Connie Lembark as Told to ...

Publisher: Xlibris, NP

Publication Date: 2009

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:vg

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: First edition.

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