LEONARD BASKIN: COLLECTION OF TWELVE ITEMS: Exhibition Catalogues and Related Epherma, 1969 to 1985.
Edition: First printing.
Various 1969-1982. First edition - This collection consists of the following items, including several which are quite uncommon, listed in roughly chronological order:
1. LEONARD BASKIN. Stockholm, Oslo, Goteborg. Nationalmuseum / Nasjonalgalleriet / Gotesberg Konstsmuseum. Bilingual catalogue (English/Swedish)æ for an exhibition in Sweden and Norway, 1968-1969. Illustrations of 7 works (including the covers). Unpaginated (8 pp) in glossy illustrated stapled wrappers.
2. LAUS PICTORUM: Portraits of Nineteenth Century Artists Invented and Engraved by Leonard Baskin, A. Lublin, Inc, New York, 1969. Prospectus for a portfolio that featured 10 original wood engravings and 5 original etchings by Baskin of these artists: Rodolphe Bresdin, Camille Corot, Theodule Ribot, Thomas Eakins, William Morris, Odilon Redon, Gustave Courbet, Caspar David Friedrich, J.F. Millet and Th. Rousseau, Constantin Meunier, Jacques Gamelin, Charles Meryon, George Minne, pictor Ignotus, and Eugene Carriere. Includes a reproduction of each item and Baskin's notes about each artist, Order form still bound in. In stiff glossy stapled black and white wrappers. Unpaginated (12 pp)
3. POSTCARD from CFA Graphics (formerly Lublin) offering the Laus Pictorum suite to dealers at a reduced price. Front of card reproduces the engraving of J.F. Millet and Th. Rousseau. Card is postmarked in 1972.
4. BROCHURE FOR THE MOBY DICK SUITE. A Suite of Original Signed Lithographs by Leonard Baskin. lan Wofsy Fine Arts, San Francisco). A single stiff sheet folded, reproducing all 8 of the original lithographs. Back includes information on Baskin. Price sheet from Kennedy Graphics laid in.
5. LEONARD BASKIN THE GRAPHIC WORK 1950 - 1970. The Far Gallery, New York, 1970.æ A catalogue produced in honor of the 35th anniversary of the Far Gallery, designed by Baskin, printed at the Meridian Gravure Company, type set by Stinehour Press. Includes 79 plates showcasing the range of his work, plus a frontispiece portrait of Baskin by Jonathan Unger. Preface by Herman Wechsler and an introduction by Dale Roylance. Bound in stiff illustrated cream wrappers.
6. ILLUSTRATIONS TO THE DIVINE COMEDY OF DANTE BY LEONARD BASKIN. New Haven: Yale University Library, Graphic Arts Exhibition September- October 1970. Includes "Dante Iconography: An Introduction" by Dale Roylance. Reproduces 22 selected plates. Catalogue designed by Baskin, printed at the Meridian Gravure Company. 32 pp.
7. LEONARD BASKIN. Smithsonian Instution Press, City of Washington, 1970. An illustrated catalogue produced in conjunction with an exhibition from 12 June through 26 July 1970. Introductory essay by Alan Fern, annotated by Leonard Baskin. 58 plates of sculptures, drawings and prints of his woodcuts and etchings (numbers through 62, but 4 are not illustrated). Biographical note, bibliography. 72 pp.
8. INDIAN DRAWINGS. Fort Worth, Amon Carter Museum, 1972. Text by Leonard Baskin and Peter H. Hendrick. Reproduces 11 drawings (one on the cover) from the Museum's permanent collection. List of suggested readings. Small slim format, unpaginated (12 pp) Bound in illustrated stapled wrappers.
9. LEONARD BASKIN: AN EXHIBITION OF RECENT WORK. Kennedy Galleries, Inc, New York, 1972. Catalogue for an exhibition from November 30 through December 31, 1971 - Baskin's first exhibition at Kennedy Galleries. Foreword by Marvin Sadlik. Includes a chronology and a listing of all the pieces in the exhibition, with black and white plates of 39 of these pieces - sculptures, reliefs and drawings. Unpaginated.
10. LEONARD BASKIN: RECENT SCULPTURE & DRAWINGS, May 17 to June 7, 1975. Kennedy Galleries,, New York, 1975. Exhibition catalogue, with black and white plates of 21 items. Includes chronology, list of public collections. Unpaginated.
11.æ LEONARD BASKIN: SCULPTURE AND WATERCOLORS.æ Kennedy Galleries, NY: April 1 to April 23, 1982. Exhibition catalogue with 48 plates, 16 in color. Includes introductory notes by Lawrence A. Fleischman and Gloria-Gilda Deak. Bound in glossy illustrated stapled wrappers, unpaginated.
12 HORN GALLERY, New York, undated (circa 1970s). A brief catalogue designed "to convey a small part of our inventory." Included are five works by Baskin (out of a total of 45 items) Price list laid in. Unpaginated (16 pp) Bound in glossy illustrated stapled wrappers.
Condition: All are in very good to fine condition - a few items have the previous owner's name or minor wear to the covers