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    Sale 2019

    Prints and Multiples

    31 July 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 171

    ALFRED LESLIE (B. 1927)
    GRACE HARTIGAN (B. 1922)
    JOAN MITCHELL (1926-1992)
    MICHAEL GOLDBERG (1924-2007)

    Permanently; The Poems; Odes; and Salute, Tiber Press, New York, 1960

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    ALFRED LESLIE (B. 1927)
    GRACE HARTIGAN (B. 1922)
    JOAN MITCHELL (1926-1992)
    MICHAEL GOLDBERG (1924-2007)
    Permanently; The Poems; Odes; and Salute, Tiber Press, New York, 1960
    the complete set of 20 screenprints in colors (5 in each volume, including each cover image), hors-text, each with title page, text and justification, on Hahnemüle, each volume signed in ink on the justification by the respective artists and poets, each copy 37 of 200 (there were also 25 reservered copies in Roman numerals), the full sheets, bound (as issued), occasional minor soiling in places, otherwise in very good condition, fabric covered slipcase (some wear). 18¼ x 14¾ in. (464 x 375 mm.)
    albums (4)


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    Including:
    KENNETH KOCH with prints by ALFRED LESLIE, Permanently
    JOHN ASHBERY with prints by JOAN MITCHELL, The Poems
    JAMES SCHUYLER with prints by GRACE HARTIGAN, Salute
    FRANK O'HARA with prints by MICHAEL GOLDBERG, Odes

    Pre-Lot Text

    SELECTIONS FROM TIBER PRESS
    PROPERTY FROM THE ESTATE OF FLORIANO VECCHI (LOTS 171-182)

    Tiber Press was founded in New York in 1953 by Floriano Vecchi and Richard Miller. Specializing in screenprinting, this press produced vibrant, remarkable prints by leading Abstract Expressionist artists, including Joan Mitchell, Grace Hartigan, Alfred Leslie, and Michael Goldberg. Their most significant project was a series of four volumes published in 1960 which combined such abstract images with poems by leading members of the New York School. Other artists, such as Stuart Davis, Charles Sheeler and Ben Shahn, also worked with master-printer Vecchi to create dynamic and colorful screenprints. The following selection of prints highlight the extraordinary craftsmanship and boundless creativity that is the enduring legacy of Tiber Press.