[From the upper cover]: Exposition Rétrospective Modigliani, du 6 au 25 Juin 1931. Amedeo MODIGLIANI.
[From the upper cover]: Exposition Rétrospective Modigliani, du 6 au 25 Juin 1931.

[From the upper cover]: Exposition Rétrospective Modigliani, du 6 au 25 Juin 1931.

One black & white illus. 8 unnumbered pages (incl. covers). Small 4to (160 x 125 mm.), staple-bound, black & white illus. on upper cover. [Paris: Galerie Marcel Bernheim, 1931].

A very rare Modigliani exhibition catalogue issued by the Galerie Marcel Bernheim. It begins with a short introduction by Arthur S. Pfannstiel (1901-84), leading scholar and biographer of the artist, who writes (in trans.): “Almost ten years ago that the name of Modigliani is known across the world and the renown of his work has only grown…Let us pay tribute to France for having produced this artist whose work shines with a grandeur and a purity which belongs to the most secret and eternal laws of art for all time.”

This exhibition consisted of 29 paintings (arranged by year), 21 drawings, and one sculpture. No. 12, bequeathed by Natasha Gelman to the Metropolitan Museum of Art, is now known as Boy in a Striped Sweater. One of Modigliani’s final paintings, the portrait of Paulette Jourdain (no. 22) was sold in the Taubman sale (2015) for just over 42 million dollars.

Very good copy. The staples have rusted and “bled” a bit onto the leaves, not touching the text. Minor thumbing to the lower fore-edge.

Price: $950.00

Item ID: 7004

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