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Tsarouchis tribute signed by 25

Estimate: US$2,000 - US$3,000
Price realised:  US$1,200
Lot number 232, Views: 25

[xiv], [116], [1, colophon], [5, sheets signed by contributors on rectos] Folio. 37.5 x 28.6 cm (14¾ x 11¼”). All sheets loose, as issued in two portfolios. Text sheets and plates housed in separate brown pictorial cloth portfolios, the whole contained in publisher's pictorial brown cloth clamshell case. Plates are thirty-six full-color reproductions of Tsarouchis' paintings on thirty-five folio sheets, with four-page List of Paintings. Complete. First edition, Production not completed, only limited number with all signatures exist. Signed by twenty-five contributors, including Melina Mercouri, Yannis Tsarouchis, Costa Gavras, Vangelis, John Updike, David Hockney James Merrill, Paul Cadmus Reynolds Price, Horst, Henri Cartier-Bresson and others. Text in English and Greek. A celebration of Greece's greatest modern artist, Yannis Tsarouchis. With tributes in essay form by authors Odysseus Elytis, James Merrill, Reynolds Price, Yannis Ritsos, Sir Stephen Soender, and John Updike; artists Paul Sadmus, Alekos Fassianos, and David Hockney; directors Michael Cacoyannis, Costa Gavras, and Jules Vangelis, and Stavros Xarhakos; the photographer Henri Cartier-Bresson Horst P. Horst, and Constantine Manos; fashion designer James Galanos hotelier Dimitris Tsitouras, and the publishers Ralph Sylvester and Stathis Orphanos. The preface is by Melina Mercouri, former Greek Minister of Cluture, and the afterword is by Yannis Tsarouchis. Printed letterpress on heavyweight Somerset paper.

Informations about the auction
Auction house: PBA Galleries
Title: Art & Illustration - Prints & Graphics - Illustrated Books - Miscellanea
Date of the auction: 4 Apr 2019
Address: PBA Galleries
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94109 San Francisco, CA
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