FIRST EDITION OF DANCING AT THE LOUVRE, BOLDLY INSCRIBED BY AFRICAN AMERICAN ARTIST FAITH RINGGOLD
RINGGOLD, Faith. Dancing at the Louvre. Faith Ringgold's French Collection and Other Story Quilts. California: New Museum of Contemporary Art and University of California Press, (1998). Quarto, original half black paper boards, original dust jacket. $300.
First edition of the richly illustrated museum catalog from Ringgold's influential first exhibition, boldly inscribed by her, "To H— & G— You can fly, Faith Ringgold 12/11/99," a beautiful copy.
"The sophisticated populism of Faith Ringgold's art allows it to glide across cultural and generational boundaries, like those separating children's storybooks from mature meditations on history and identity. Organized by Dan Cameron, this first museum exhibition [this is the museum catalog from that exhibition] devoted to her narrative quilt-paintings features two series: 'The French Collection,' which tells of an African-American artist in '20s Paris, and 'The American Collection,' in which the subject's daughter becomes an artist in postwar America" (ArtForum). First edition, first printing: issued along with wrappers edition, no priority established. Small bookseller inkstamp.
A fine inscribed copy.