July 2013 Archives


(Chicago, IL) July 31, 2013—One of the most exciting and revealing archives of the early Mormon Church is going to auction at Leslie Hindman Auctioneers Wednesday, August 7th. The archive comprises a number of manuscript hymns and poems, mainly unpublished works, by the elusive Apostle George Teasdale (1831-1907), who served as a member of the Quorum of Twelve Apostles of the Church of Latter-day Saints from 1882-1907.

The Teasdale manuscripts in the collection are exceptional in that they provide a rare glimpse into the Apostle’s private role as a loving father and husband. Many are of a personal nature and were likely written to his wives and/or children. Among the poems are “Where There’s a Will, There’s a Way,” “Look Ever on the Brightest Side,” “You Call Me Sweet and Tender Names” and “I Left My Love in England”; of the popular hymns is “Have Courage My Boy to Say No,” which Teasdale transcribes twice, pointing to a particular significance to him. Also included are documents that are likely in the hand of Teasdale’s wives and children.

AUSTIN, Texas — The Harry Ransom Center, a humanities research library and museum at The University of Texas at Austin, has acquired the archive of the McSweeney’s publishing company. Founded in 1998 by Dave Eggers, McSweeney’s is considered one of the most influential literary journals and publishing houses of its time. McSweeney’s publishes books, Timothy McSweeney’s Quarterly Concern, The Believer magazine, the food journal Lucky Peach and the DVD-journal Wholphin.

The bulk of the archive is composed of manuscripts of books, essays and short stories; correspondence drawn from the publishing house’s work with hundreds of writers; and award-winning design materials. A current digital copy of all files relating to McSweeney’s work will be included, as well as first editions of all its publications.

PHILADELPHIA, PA — The Raab Collection, a dealer in important historical documents, announced today that it is offering for sale one of the more important archives related to Gettysburg to come to the market in a long time, correspondence previously unknown that sheds light on the conflict and some of its key participants. The archive tells in detail the story of the death of Bayard Wilkeson, a famous incident emblematic of the sacrifices of the nation’s greatest battle, seen through the eyes of his father and others, including his commander, Maj. Gen. O.O. Howard. The letters are valued at $10,000 and go on sale today. You can read the in-depth historical description here.

“This group puts you on the field with great immediacy, and also chronicles a grieving father amidst the son's death in that battle,” said Nathan Raab, Vice President of The Raab Collection and author of the blog, “Historically Speaking,” on Forbes.com.

PHILADELPHIA, PA — The Raab Collection, an international dealer in historical documents, announced today that it is offering for sale an archive of previously unknown correspondence from powerful politico and New York Tribune editor Horace Greeley, the most influential journalist of the Civil War, who helped get Lincoln the nomination as President. The letters, mainly written during the War, slam President Lincoln and his Cabinet, meddle in politics and foreign affairs, and attempt to sway the opinion of both public and soldier. Together, they showcase a journalistic environment far different from what we see today. The letters are valued at $45,000.

“Greeley’s was the voice of principled opposition,” said Nathan Raab, Vice President of The Raab Collection. “His career paralleled that of Lincoln. Yet once the war began, their relationship was characterized by antagonism, two men who sat atop their spheres of influence, arguing for the future of the Union.”

DALLAS — An original 1931 poster for Frankenstein set a world record as the most valuable insert movie poster ever sold at auction when it realized $262,900 at Heritage Auctions on July 27.

The sale provided a monster payday for the collector who bought it as a teenager for only a few dollars at a local antique store and later kept it in the closet for over 30 years. The entire auction sold more than $1.86+ million in movie posters and related movie memorabilia.


New York—Setting a new auction record in Swann Galleries’ June 20 auction of 19th & 20th Century Literature was a first English edition of H.G. Wells’s The First Men in the Moon, in the very scarce original dust jacket, which brought $26,400*.

The auction saw several lots achieve record prices, including a first edition of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s The Lost World, which soared to a remarkable $22,800, well above its $6,000 to $9,000 estimate; George Orwell’s first novel Burmese Days at $16,800; the elusive Pulitzer Prize-winning novel Lamb in His Bosom by Caroline Miller brought an unmatched $6,000; and Jules Verne’s De La Terre a la Lune, Trajet direct en 97 heures, Paris, 1865, $5,520.

DALLAS — In 2007, Jim Lee, one of the most accomplished comic book writers and artists of the Modern era, and the Co-Publisher of DC Comics, read a story in Wired Magazine and suspected there was something special about two pieces of Jack Kirby art in his collection: Kirby’s Lord of Light/Argo "Pavilions of Joy" illustration original art, 1978, and Lord of Light/Argo "Planetary Control Room (Interior)" illustration original art, 1978.

Shortly after breaking into comics in 1987, illustrating titles such as Alpha Flight and Punisher War Journal, Lee began collecting original comic art. Among his favorites was the legendary Jack Kirby (1917-1994), whose many co-creations included Captain America, Fantastic Four, Hulk, Avengers and X-Men, the last of which Lee himself would re-define on his way to the top of the comics world.

HYDE PARK, NY — From August 13 to August 23, 2013, the Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum, the National Archives and Records Administration and George Washington's Mount Vernon will display President Washington's personal copy of the Constitution, "Acts of Congress," at the Roosevelt Library in Hyde Park, New York. An opening reception and talk by Mount Vernon Ladies' Association Vice Regent Boyce Ansley will be held at 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, August 13, 2013 in the Henry A. Wallace Center at the FDR Presidential Library and Home. The opening is a free public event and attendees can see the "Acts of Congress" exhibit — which will include several items from the Roosevelt Library's own collections — after the program, free of charge. After the program on the evening of August 13, regular museum admission will be charged to view the display. For information call Cliff Laube at (845) 486-7745.

The Library of Congress Junior Fellows Summer Interns today presented more than 100 rare and unique items from 21 collections housed in more than 20 Library divisions. The display provides the opportunity for fellows to discuss the historic significance of the collection items they have researched, processed and—in some cases—unearthed during their 10-week internship.


New York—An outstanding collection of Paul Cadmus drawings led the bidding at Swann Galleries’ first stand-alone auction of American Art on June 13. The drawings, from the artist’s late-career Nantucket Man series, all featured Cadmus’s longtime lover Jon Anderson. Anderson met Cadmus in Nantucket in 1965, and their 30-year collaboration explored all aspects of the male nude. The two remained lovers until Cadmus’s death just before his 95th birthday.

Highlights from the series included Male Nude, NM 165, color crayon, 1981, the auction’s top lot, which brought a new record price for any drawing by the artist at $48,000*. There were also Male Nude, NM 199, color crayon, 1986, $33,600; Male Nude, NM 276, color crayon, 1996, $33,600 and Male Nude, NM 164A, color crayon, 1981, $21,600.

Wednesday, July 24, 2013—Preet Bharara, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, and George Venizelos, the Assistant Director-in-Charge of the New York Field Office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (“FBI”), announced today the return to the National Library of Sweden of two antique books that were stolen from the Library in the 1990s. The books, which were once part of the collections of Swedish royalty, contain early depictions of interior areas of the United States, including the Mississippi River, by explorers.

Manhattan U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara said: “These two books, which offered the world some of the first glimpses of the extraordinary American landscape and people, were wrongfully taken from the National Library of Sweden, only to end up in the land depicted in their pages more than 300 years ago. With their odyssey now complete, we are proud to be part of returning these priceless artifacts to their rightful owners, and we hope this recovery will prompt others to return antique books in their possession that were stolen from the Library.”

Boston, MA—On the 114th anniversary of Ernest Hemingway’s birth, the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum today announced that five scrapbooks documenting the childhood of the Nobel Prize-winning author have been made available to the public for the first time in their entirety as digital images. Created and annotated by Hemingway’s mother, Grace Hall Hemingway, the scrapbooks chronicle the first eighteen years of her son’s life and include many never-before-seen photographs, letters, drawings, homework assignments and other keepsakes from his childhood. 

The Ernest Hemingway Collection at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library spans Hemingway’s entire career and represents ninety percent of existing Hemingway manuscript materials, making the Kennedy Library the world’s principal center for research on the life and work of Ernest Hemingway. Due to the fragile condition of the scrapbooks, they have remained in the JFK Library’s most secure storage area and are now accessible in digital format on the Library’s website. Click here to view online.

Glenn Horowitz Bookseller is pleased to announce Carrying Silence, the first East Coast solo exhibition of drawings by artist Tara Geer, opening Saturday, August 3, and on view through September 3, 2013. A reception for the artist will be held on August 3, 2013, from 6-8pm.

For over a decade, drawing and its methodology have been both subject and object of Tara Geer’s work. She draws in pursuit of unmediated looking, to see the world and to question how we see it. From observation, Tara explores life’s quiet details, the heft of an object, the spaces between close parts, the feel of a thing — externally informed but internally impelled. Her drawings are often large and kinetic charcoal universes, neither bodies nor landscapes but microcosmic resolutions of form and psyche. Sometimes they are exploding webs of cells and scaffolding, thumbprints and scrawl, while other times they are more figurative, familiar, discrete.

Chicago, Illinois—July 22, 2013. Leslie Hindman Auctioneers, one of the nation’s leading auction houses, offered a single-owner auction of property from the Estate of Adell Venus on July 17. The auction realized nearly $750,000 and all 767 lots sold. 

The collection encompassed a diverse selection of miniatures, dolls and accessories, ranging from antiques to modern day miniaturists’ works. Adell’s passion for collecting led to five decades of accumulating tens of thousands of items and was undoubtedly one of the largest and most profound private collections of its kind.

DALLAS — The lowest possible numbered cover of The Beatles’ famous The White Album, No. A0000001 — given to a top Capitol Records executive in 1968 — is expected to realize $20,000+ to lead a trove of important Beatles albums and memorabilia in Heritage Auctions’ Entertainment & Music Memorabilia auction Aug. 10 in Dallas.

Nearly 100 lots devoted to the Fab Four will cross the block, including rare 1964 LP stereo acetate records for the unreleased album Best of the Beatles, also expected to sell for $20,000+.


New York—The star item in Swann Galleries’ June 6 auction of Maps & Atlases, Natural History & Historical Prints, Ephemera was The City of New York as laid out by the Commissioners with the Surrounding Countryside, a nearly pristine final Commissioner's map of 1821 by John Randel, Jr., printed on satin, which brought an auction record price of $102,000*.

Gary Garland, Swann’s Director of Maps & Atlases, said, “This was a strong sale overall, and an excellent result for John Randel’s Commissioner’s Map of New York City, which was one of only two known copies on satin. And, only a very few regular copies printed on paper are known to exist.”

New York, NY, July 18, 2013—Berlin-based artist Monika Grzymala has completed Volumen, her large-scale installation at the Morgan Library & Museum. The work opens to the public tomorrow and will remain on view through November 3, 2013.

Volumen is composed of five thousand irregular sheets of paper handmade by the artist with mulberry fiber in her Berlin studio. Three thousand shimmering white sheets are combined with two thousand sheets printed with images from the Morgan’s collections of literary, music, and historical manuscripts.


New York—On Wednesday, August 7, Swann Galleries will conduct a two-session auction of Vintage Posters that offers chilling World War I and II propaganda images, lovely sunbathing beauties in advertisements for beach and summer resorts and classic American posters for Buffalo Bill, The Saturday Evening Post, workplace safety and more.

A run of early American posters opens the sale, and these include promotional items for minstrel shows, plays, performances by Sells Brothers’ Enormous United Shows, 1893 (estimate $1,200 to $1,800); The Barnum & Bailey Greatest Show on Earth, circa 1894 ($1,500 to $2,000); and goodbye appearances by Buffalo Bill, 1911-12 ($5,000 to $7,500 and $3,000 to $4,000).

DALLAS — Visitors to HA.com, the homepage for Heritage Auctions, the world’s third largest auction house, will be greeted by a cleaner look and content-centric personalization today as part of a top-down redesign. The new look streamlines access to Heritage’s 36 categories while retaining its industry-leading functionality for live bidding and collection cataloging services.

“Teams across the country worked for a year to make HA.com an even better starting point to build or sell a collection,” said James Halperin, Co-founder of Heritage. “The site is cleaner and delivers a more customized experience, giving visitors and clients more tools to learn about the objects they love to collect.”

MOUNT VERNON, VA—The Mount Vernon Ladies’ Association today tapped a noted American history scholar, Dr. Douglas Bradburn, to serve as the founding director of The Fred W. Smith National Library for the Study of George Washington. Opening September 27, the Library is the latest initiative for the Mount Vernon Ladies’ Association, which owns and operates George Washington’s historic estate.

As founding director of the Library, Bradburn will oversee Mount Vernon’s efforts to safeguard original Washington books and manuscripts and to foster new scholarly research about George Washington and the Founding Era.  He will also guide the development of leadership training programs and educational outreach activities.

Kansas City, MO. July 2013—A groundbreaking exhibition of mid-19th century French painting and photography opens at The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City Oct. 19, 2013 where it will be on view through Feb. 9, 2014 and at The Saint Louis Art Museum from March 16 through July 6, 2104. Featuring approximately 125 works, Impressionist France: Visions of Nation from Le Gray to Monet takes visitors on a vicarious journey through the spectacular French landscape, emphasizing connections between photography, painting and the emerging Impressionist artists during a period in which France was being fundamentally transformed and modernized (1850-1880). Key paintings by well-known artists such as Claude Monet and Camille Pissarro, as well as important photographs by influential photographers like Gustave Le Gray and Édouard Baldus will be featured.

“This pioneering exhibition juxtaposes two contrasting mediums, Photography and Painting, at a time in which each forces new perspectives for the other,” said Julián Zugazagoitia, Director of the Nelson-Atkins. “Photography allows for an accurate record of reality, liberating artists from realism, inaugurating the movement of Impressionism. This exhibition explores through these two mediums the birth of modernity and transports us to a time when France was evolving from its rural traditions to industrial modernity. The Nelson-Atkins is delighted to present this exhibition with the Saint Louis Art Museum, and bring to our region so many works together for the first time.”

DALLAS — When Keith Johnson’s one-of-a-kind 1931 Frankenstein insert movie poster (Universal, 1931), purchased by him when he was a teenager and stored in a closet for three decades, comes up for bid at Heritage Auctions in Dallas on July 27, it may well yield a more than $100,000 payday for its nearly 60-year-old owner.

It will also mark the first time that this legendary bit of cinematic history — known to have existed in 1931 when the landmark horror film was released, but only the stuff of collecting lore since — will have ever crossed the auction block.

DALLAS (SMU) — George Washington’s personal copy of the Acts of Congress, which includes the U.S. Constitution, the Bill of Rights and other legislation passed by the first session of Congress, will be displayed July 14-27 at SMU’s DeGolyer Library. The 106-page volume is emblazoned with Washington’s bookplate and includes his handwritten notes in the margins.

Washington’s document will be part of DeGolyer Library’s summer exhibit, “Hail to the Chief: American Presidential History in Word and Image,” July 14-Oct. 4, 2013.

The four surviving original copies of Magna Carta will be brought together for the first time in history in 2015, the year of the 800th anniversary of the issue of the Charter by King John in 1215. The unification, which will be held at the British Library in collaboration with Lincoln Cathedral and Salisbury Cathedral and supported by the law firm Linklaters, will take place over 3 days in early 2015 and will kick off a year of celebrations across the UK and the world.

The unification will provide a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for researchers and the public to see the documents side-by-side. 1215 adults and children will be able to enter a ballot to win free tickets to see the unified manuscripts, and the manuscripts will be examined in the British Library’s Conservation Centre by some of the world’s leading experts on the documents who are currently undertaking a major research project on Magna Carta and the charters of King John, funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council. This unique opportunity will allow the historians involved to study faded or obscured parts of the text more closely and to look for new clues about the identity of the writers of the texts, which is hitherto unknown.

DALLAS — Gil Elvgren’s racy ‘Bare Essentials,’ a 1957 Brown & Bigelow calendar painting from the peak era of the classic American pin up, is expected to realize $75,000+ in its auction debut as part of Heritage Auctions’ July 31 Illustration Art Signature® event in Dallas. Elvgren’s iconic image heralds a veritable who’s who of 19th and 20th century artists.

Another iconic work also making its auction debut is Up at Bat, The Saturday Evening Post cover, August 10, 1940 by Douglas Crockwell, which is expected to break $40,000+. The charming slice of Americana is considered a treasure among Illustration Art collectors.

HYDE PARK, NY—On Saturday, July 27, 2013, from 9:45 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., the Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum will host the tenth annual Roosevelt Reading Festival. The day-long program will highlight the recently published work of twelve authors — including Joseph E. Persico, author of ROOSEVELT'S CENTURIONS: FDR AND THE COMMANDERS HE LED TO VICTORY IN WORLD WAR II — and a special afternoon presentation by Eleanor Roosevelt historian Allida M. Black on Eleanor Roosevelt's 1963 work TOMORROW IS NOW which Dr. Black republished in 2012. The Reading Festival will be held in the Henry A. Wallace Center at the FDR Presidential Library and Home. This is a free public event.

In six concurrent sessions taking place throughout the day, twelve authors of works that draw upon the Roosevelt Library archives — or focus on the Roosevelt era — will present author talks followed by question-and-answer sessions and book signings. Copies of all of the authors' books will be available for sale in the New Deal Store. The program begins at 9:45 a.m. with coffee and refreshments. Attendees can visit the Library's new permanent exhibition with free admission throughout the day. Regular admission will be charged for the National Park Service sites.

Washington, DC—A spectacular selection of northern mannerist prints from the Kainen Collection will be showcased at the National Gallery of Art this fall. Extravagant Bodies: Northern Mannerist Prints from the Kainen Collection will be on view in the West Building’s Ground Floor galleries from September 1, 2013, to January 5, 2014. In 2012, the Gallery received 781 works as the bequest of Ruth Cole Kainen, including this school as one of its strengths.  The exhibition includes every major artist of this extraordinary style and features many of their masterpieces, including Hendrick Goltzius’ early Mars and Venus, Jacob Matham’s monumental Table of Cebes, Jan Muller’s heroic plates of Bellona and the Apotheosis of the Arts, and Aegidius Sadeler’s portrait of Bartholomaeus Spranger with his deceased wife Christina in both a rare, unfinished state and an impression of the completed print.

“We are honored and delighted to present the first of several exhibitions dedicated to Ruth Cole Kainen’s generous bequest of hundreds of works,” said Earl A. Powell III, director, National Gallery of Art. “Jacob and Ruth Cole Kainen were among the Gallery’s most generous benefactors, and we celebrate their achievements with this series of exhibitions.”

AUSTIN, Texas—The Harry Ransom Center, a humanities research library and museum at The University of Texas at Austin, has acquired the archive of Barbara Probst Solomon, a prolific writer and chronicler of 20th- and 21st-century culture. The collection includes manuscripts, correspondence, published books, first drafts, interviews, documentaries and photographs.

Solomon's career as a writer began shortly after her graduation from Dalton High School in New York City. Bypassing college, Solomon moved to postwar Paris, where she met Spanish students who would later form the resistance movement to Francisco Franco's dictatorial rule of Spain, which began during the Spanish Civil War. In 1948, she met Barbara Mailer, Norman Mailer's sister, and they helped activist Paco Benet rescue two Spanish students who had been enslaved in Cuelgamuros, Franco's labor camp.

William Kent: Designing Georgian Britain, on view at the Bard Graduate Center: Decorative Arts, Design History, Material Culture from September 20, 2013 to February 9, 2014, is the first major exhibition to examine the life and career of one of the most influential designers in eighteenth-century Britain. As most of his best known surviving works are in Britain’s great country houses, the exhibition is rich in loans from private as well as public collections. 

The exhibition is divided into ten sections that introduce specific aspects of Kent’s work, including signature private and royal commissions, and important periods in his career. Organized by the Bard Graduate Center in collaboration with the Victoria & Albert Museum in London, it is curated by Susan Weber (BGC) and Julius Bryant (V&A).

NEW YORK, July 9, 2013 — Columbia University Libraries/Information Services’ (CUL/IS) Rare Book and Manuscript Library (RBML) is pleased to announce the acquisition of the archives of cartoonist Al Jaffee, best known for his long affiliation with Mad magazine.  

This acquisition is the latest development in CUL/IS’s support for research, teaching, and learning with comics and graphic novels.  Since its beginning in 2005, a growing circulating collection of such graphic novels at CUL/IS has inspired scholarly inquiry, as well as academic writing and coursework, including The American Graphic Novel, a course co-taught by Columbia University Professor Jeremy Dauber and former DC Comics president Paul Levitz.  The donation of the Claremont archives by Chris and Beth Claremont in 2011 marked the beginning of CUL/IS’s push to acquire such special collections.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The Southern Festival of Books: A Celebration of the Written Word announces a lineup of bestselling and award-winning authors set to headline the 25th annual Southern Festival of Books in Nashville, Oct. 11-13. The roster includes Bill Bryson (One Summer: America, 1927), Karen Joy Fowler (We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves), Kevin Henkes (The Year of Billy Miller), Ayana Mathis (The Twelve Tribes of Hattie), Jon Meacham, (Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power),  Chuck Palahniuk (Doomed), Alan Weisman (Countdown: Our Last, Best Hope for a Future on Earth?) and Meg Wolitzer (The Interestings).

The Festival also welcomes Southern favorites such as Ron Rash, (Nothing Gold Can Stay), Lee Smith (Guests on Earth) and Clyde Edgerton (Papadaddy’s Book for New Fathers). As a nod to the festival’s noteworthy anniversary, seven authors that participated in the first Southern Festival of Books in 1989 will return for the 2013 festival.

DALLAS — A rare one sheet from The Three Stooges’ classic film “Playing the Ponies” may bring more than $20,000 to lead the largest collection of pre-1940s Three Stooges movie posters and lobby cards ever offered at auction in Heritages’ Movie Posters Signature® Auction July 27-28.

“This is the largest and most diverse vintage Stooge poster and lobby card collection offered at one time that I can remember,” said Grey Smith, Director of Movie Posters at Heritage Auctions. “These are posters that really seldom turn up, to the tune of 17 different varieties, all relating to the golden age of the careers of the Stooges and some of their greatest comedy.”

MoMA’s New Photography 2013

NEW YORK, July 8, 2013—The Museum of Modern Art's 28th annual New Photography exhibition, held from September 14, 2013, through January 6, 2014, features 62 recent works by eight international artists who are redefining photography as a medium of experimentation and intellectual inquiry. Their porous practices—grounded in photographic books, mass media, photomontage, music, film, and science—mark a shift in the understanding of "what a picture could be." The artists selected for this year's exhibition are Adam Broomberg and Oliver Chanarin, Brendan Fowler, Annette Kelm, Lisa Oppenheim, Anna Ostoya, Josephine Pryde, and Eileen Quinlan. In its expanded discursive field, photography's relationship to other artistic disciplines is yet unmapped. This expanded understanding of photography leads to images that document, invent, interpret, and invite sustained transformations of their subject. The exhibition is organized by Roxana Marcoci, Curator; with Katerina Stathopoulou, Curatorial Assistant, Department of Photography, The Museum of Modern Art.

DALLAS — A Dynamic Duo of Dark Knight treasures, led by the highest-graded copy of Batman #1, ever certified in 9.2 grade, and Frank Miller’s original cover art for The Dark Knight Returns #2, 1986, are expected to bring $500,000+ each in Heritage Auctions’ Comic and Comic Art Auction Aug. 1-3.

A landmark edition in the halls of American pop culture, Batman #1 features the first appearances of both the Joker and Catwoman, among the very few comic book villains to have attained true “household name” status. It is expected to reach $500,000+.

Chicago, Illinois — Leslie Hindman Auctioneers, one of the nation’s leading auction houses, is pleased to announce a single-owner auction of property from the Estate of Adell Venus. The collection encompasses a diverse selection of miniatures, dolls and accessories, ranging from antiques to modern day miniaturists’ works. Spanning five decades, Adell’s passion for collecting led to the accumulation of tens of thousands of items and is undoubtedly one of the largest and most profound collections of its kind. 

Adell Venus (nee Lifschutz) was born in 1932 in Chicago, Illinois and was the only child of her Russian immigrant parents. Adell attended the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, which is known today as having one of the finest collections of Thorne miniature rooms. Skilled in watercolor, pastels and charcoal, her artistic eye is evident in the collection. It embodies her spectacular taste and knowledge of the quality and value of miniatures.

Glenn Horowitz Bookseller is pleased to announce Maquettes, a solo exhibition of original cast bronze sculptures by artist Joel Perlman, opening Saturday July 6 and on view in our upstairs gallery space through August 4. A reception for the artist will be held on July 6, 6-8pm.

Perlman is a sculptor for sculpture’s sake, intuitively cutting and constructing raw material forms out of pure aesthetic interest. He is best known for large-scale gravity-defying works of bronze, steel, and aluminum whose industrial nature bares evidence of Russian constructionist influence.

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