[From the upper cover]: Nicolas de Staël, Musée d’Antibes, 1er Juillet – 15 Aout 1955.

One black & white full-page illus. 8 pp. Large 8vo (252 x 168 mm.), orig. printed wrappers, staple-bound. [Antibes: 1955].

The rare catalogue of the first posthumous exhibition for the artist (1914-55), which was held at the Musée d’Antibes (now the Musée Picasso); WorldCat shows only one copy, in Switzerland. A travelling exhibition of de Staël’s work was organized in the United States the same year. This catalogue, with one illustration, lists 17 works, with measurements, which the artist completed “in the light of the Mediterranean” in the months before his suicide. At the end, there is a note that another retrospective will take place in Paris at the Musée d’Art Moderne in 1956, which “will allow us to assess his powers of creation across fifteen years of uninterrupted work.”

In excellent condition, printed on thick paper.

Price: $250.00

Item ID: 6830

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