Vali Myers: Drawings 1949-79 [Signed]

Myers, Vali

Published by Open House, 1980
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SIGNED & INSCRIBED TWICE by the Australian artist, once in 1994 on half-title page, & once in 1998 on ffep. Both inscriptions in her unique & typical florid writing style, both in black ink. The inscription on half-title page reads: "For Alysia with love, and keep dreaming and dancing - Vali - 6th July 1994". The inscription on ffep reads: "For Caz, from Jonah and Vali - October 7th 1998 - Melbourne". Additionally, on page 125 Vali Myers has hand-written a phone number with the name "Gianni" underneath. Gianni was Vali's friend & lover; he is also referenced on page 50 in this book. Numerous full-colour illustrations and photographs throughout. Text by Vali Myers. Foreword by Ed van der Elsken. Introduction by George A. Plimpton. Includes short biographical detail, exhibitions list, photograph credits, plus full catalogue details (with each artpiece's title, year created, size, medium used, plus current owner). Vali Myers (1930-2003), Australian artist who specialized in fine pen & ink drawings. Born in Canterbury, Sydney. Vali was a flamboyant artist who divided her time between her adopted home of Melbourne, the Hotel Chelsea in New York City, & a 14th century cottage in her valley near il Porto (Positano), Italy. She was acquainted with Tennessee Williams, Salvador Dali, Django Reinhardt, Jean Cocteau, & Jean Genet, among many others. Vali Myers died in Melbourne after a short battle with cancer at the age of 72. From rear inner flap of dustjacket: "Vali Myers was born in 1930 in Sydney, Australia. Her mother, a New Zealander, was a violinist; her father, the son of cattle owners from Queensland, went to sea as a marine officer on the China run. As a child at a bushschool in the outback she neglected lessons preferring to draw in the back of exercise books visions from her imagination. Self-taught, her very personal technique evolved slowly over the years. Before leaving Australia for France in 1949 Vali had become leading dancer of the Melbourne Modern Ballet Company. On arriving in Paris, she became the subject of a book by Dutch photographer Ed van der Elsken 'Love on the Left Bank'. Most of her beautiful black and white drawings were done during this period. Since 1958, Vali has lived in southern Italy, in the solitude of a great valley by the coast, with a hundred animals. Her time has been dedicated to them, and to her work". Bound in original red cloth with bright gilt lettering to front board & spine, in publisher's original unclipped pictorial dustjacket. A very nice clean tight solid hardcover copy. 127pp. Scarce volume, RARE signed. Size: 33.5 x 25cm. Bookseller Inventory #

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Title: Vali Myers: Drawings 1949-79 [Signed]
Publisher: Open House
Publication Date: 1980
Binding: Hard Cover
Book Condition: Near Fine
Edition: First Edition.

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Myers, Vali; van der Elsken, Ed; Plimpton, George A.
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Book Description Open House, London, 1980. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Good. 1st Edition. Folio - over 12 - 15" tall. First edition. Dust jacket is overall clean and bright, but lightly rubbed and shelf worn at the edges. Two light creases to the rear panel. Red cloth boards are noticeably rubbed along the bottom edge, and lightly bumped at the spine ends and corners as well. Beginning tears to the front and back hinges from the bottom edge, but the binding remains tight and sound, if a bit delicate and shaken. No loose pages. Interior is clean and unmarked throughout. Bookseller Inventory # 001529

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Book Description Open House, London, 1980. Boards. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. Vali Myers (illustrator). First Edition First Printing. Book with wonderful colour paintings and B/w drawings by Vali Myers in her very distinctive style, 127 pages in very bright clean condition, many colour and b/w illustrations,all present as listed plus text. Dustwrapper is also very bright and clean, not price clipped, both book and wrapper are in excellent condition. HEAVY BOOK 1.4 Kg with packing EXTRA POSTAGE REQUIRED FOR OVERSEAS.A really nice example of this book SEE IMAGE. DETAILED IMAGES AVAILABLE ON REQUEST Size: 13¼ x 9¾ Inches. Hardcover. Bookseller Inventory # 007808

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Book Description London, Open House, 1980, 1980. London, Open House, 1980. Cloth-covered boards (hardcover) with letterpress-title in gold, pictorial dustjacket, 33,8 x 24,7 cms., 128 pp. with for the greater part color illustrations, biography, list of exhibitions. Vali Myers (1930-2003), muse and mistress of Ed van der Elsken and subject of his book 'Love on the Left Bank'. - ''So she is a sweet, funny, crazy, poetic weirdo. This I knew in Paris, where Vali and I lived from 1949 till 1952. [.] In the first year of Vali's Paris period she started to draw. She has not stopped drawing since. Hallelujah! Out of this bloody Australian Kangeroo ugly duckling grew a beautiful swan - or something like that. Bookseller Inventory # 21530

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Book Description Open House, 1980. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good-. Jacket in Very Good- condition. No markings throughout. Nice clean copy. Family owned since 1989. Selling online since 1995. Exceptional shopping experience, 100% Satisfaction Guaranteed!. Bookseller Inventory # mon0000585869

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