Early medieval legends reported that one of the three kings who paid homage to the newborn Christ Child in Bethlehem was from Africa. But it would be nearly one thousand years before artists began representing Balthazar, the youngest of the magi, as a Black African. This exhibition explores the juxtaposition of a seemingly positive image with the painful histories of Afro-European contact,

Fine Literature - Bukowski & the Beats
Sale #689

Over 450 lots of fine literature and poetry. Section One comprises a varied selection of literature, featuring a large selection of the works of California poet Robin Jeffers, including signed and inscribed copies of some of his major works. Also present is an impressive selection of signed and inscribed works by

Comic & Illustration Art: The Property of a Distinguished American Collector

Over 200 lots of iconic original artwork from the biggest names and brightest talents in the field. Including Bernie Wrightson's magnum opus, the wraparound cover to the 1983 Marvel edition of Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley's Frankenstein, as well as work by Frank Frazetta, Steve Ditko, Jack Kirby, R. Crumb,

The spring-tight line between reality and the photograph has been stretched relentlessly, but it has not been broken. These abstractions of nature have not left the world of appearances; for to do so is to break the camera’s strongest point—its authenticity. –Minor White, 1950

Photographer Minor White’s quote acknowledges a fundamental quandary faced by photographers in the

Since the 1960s, photographer Danny Lyon’s work has been characterized by his full immersion within the lives of his subjects. Lyon began his career as the first staff photographer for the civil rights group the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, an experience that sparked his lifelong commitment to social justice. He describes himself as “a dissenter in my own country,” and this



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Rare Books & Manuscripts - Alcoholics Anonymous - Miniature Books
Sale #688

Over 325 lots comprising rare, interesting, and important books, manuscripts and related materials in all fiends. Included is a significant collection of the Alcoholics Anonymous “Big Book” including all sixteen printings of the first edition; rare editions of Aesop’s Fables; landmark scientific works

The LAABF is among the leading international gatherings for the arts publishing community, providing a platform for artists and publishers to connect with audiences and circulate their work in a dynamic environment. The LA Art Book Fair is the companion fair to Printed Matter's annual NY Art Book Fair.

Held over three days in downtown Los Angeles, LAABF 2020 will welcome hundreds of

Showcasing new work by artists selected for a yearlong collaboration with Los Angeles arts organization Clockshop, this exhibition marks the fourth year of The Huntington's /five initiative. Artists invited to participate in this year's project are Nina Katchadourian, Beatriz Santiago Muñoz, and Rosten Woo, and writers Dana Johnson and Robin Coste Lewis, poet laureate for the city of Los

The Autograph Book of L.A. brings to life the Los Angeles Public Library’s unique and historic Autograph Collection in a new book from Angel City Press and exhibit at Central Library. Following Songs in the Key of L.A. and To Live and Dine in L.A., this is the third in a series of projects examining and activating the library’s Special Collections, curated and written by Josh Kun, MacArthur