DELUXE SIGNED LIMITED FIRST EDITION OF THE ART INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO: 100 MASTERPIECES, ONE OF ONLY 100 COPIES INSCRIBED BY MARC CHAGALL AND SIGNED BY WILLEM DE KOONING, IVAN ALBRIGHT, JOAN MIRÓ AND GEORGIA O'KEEFFE, WITH 100 FOLIO COLOR REPRODUCTIONS OF THE ART INSTITUTE'S MOST FAMOUS WORKS, BEAUTIFULLY BOUND
FELDSTEIN, Janice J., editor. The Art Institute of Chicago. 100 Masterpieces. (Chicago, Illinois: Art Institute of Chicago, 1978). Folio (10-1/2 by 14 inches), original burgundy morocco, watered silk endpapers, all edges gilt, original full pictorial morocco-gilt clamshell box. $6500.
Deluxe signed limited first edition of this work celebrating the first 100 years at the Art Institute and its 100 most beloved masterpieces, number 26 of only 100 copies signed by Ivan Albright, Marc Chagall (actually inscribed: "Pour Art Inst. Chicago Marc Chagall 1979"), Willem de Kooning, Joan Miró, and Georgia O'Keeffe, strikingly illustrated with 100 color folio reproductions of the Art Institute's finest works, beautifully bound in full padded morocco and in publisher's morocco-gilt clamshell box.
This deluxe limited edition celebrates the 100th anniversary of Chicago's Art Institute in grand style, with 100 color folio reproductions of the finest works from its collection and the signatures of five of the 20th century's most beloved artists. Printed and bound by RR Donnelley & Sons' Lakeside Press. Bound in very fine dark red Morocco leather with beautiful gold gilt on the page edges. In beautiful very fine condition. The book measures 10.5" x 14." In addition to the valuable signature pages, this large book contains beautiful color reproductions of 100 of the most magnificent art treasures that the Art Institute of Chicago holds in trust, including paintings by the artists who signed the book. The art world has now lost all of these great artists but in this book their signatures and their paintings live on. Printed and bound by R.R. Donnelley & Sons at The Lakeside Press. Designed and composed by Rand McNally. Without rare shipping carton.
A fine copy of a rare work, most desirable with the signatures of five of the 20th century's great artists.