Gregory Gillespie, Smithsonian Institution Press, 1977, HC, Very Good

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Lerner, Abram. Washington, D.C.. Smithsonian Institution Press. 1977.
English, First Edition, Very Good, HC, 4to, 9 ¼” x 10 ¾,” 112 pp.
ISBN: 0874746043

Navy woven cloth over boards, silver stamped titling to spine, blue endpapers and pastedowns, in publisher’s white dust jacket with full-color illustration to front, white text to front, blue text to spine, blue and black text to back and inside gate flaps. Mild edgewear, minor soiling to back pastedown, very minor bumping to head and tail of spine, otherwise clean throughout, tightly bound, and excellent. In a Very Good dust jacket now protected in a paper-backed Mylar Sleeve. Minor creasing to front near spine and back near spine, minor bumping to head of spine, minor shelfwear to front near spine, very mild sunning to top edge, mild shelfwear to Mylar Sleeve, otherwise excellent. 112 pp. Replete with full-color and black-and-white images. Published in conjunction with an exhibition on Gregory Gillespie starting at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden from December 22, 1977 to February 12, 1978. Includes introduction by Abra Lerner, the Director, and an interview with Gregory Gillespie. The essay and interview gives a wonderfully extensive overview to Gillespie’s life and artistic practice, and the selection of artworks shows a diverse array of subject matter and themes. From the dust jacket: “With this volume–a fully illustrated and definitive record of the artist’s first museum retrospective exhibition–Gillespie’s work is brought to a wide audience for the first time…all aspects of Gillespie’s art are discussed..in this valuable catalogue.”