Pavel Tchelitchew: An exhibition in the Gallery of Modern Art 1964, Surrealism. NF, HC

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Kirstein, Lincoln. New York: The Foundation for Modern Art Inc. 1964.
English, First Edition, NF, HC, 8vo,8 ½ “ X  11”, 69 pp.

Near Fine oblong octavo, stiff white wraps featuring cover illustration of My Face From the Left, black titling to covers and spine. Covers near-perfect with minor toning and edgewear to top edge. Binding tight, sharp tips, and no markings throughout. Pages are pristine and intact. Replete with black-and-white illustrations. 69 pp. Text in English. Contents include 40 black-and-white illustrations, details of 332 works exhibited, and artist biography. Protected in a Mylar sleeve.

Published to accompany An exhibition in the Gallery of Modern Art 20 March through 19 April 1964 Gallery of Modern Art Including the Huntington Hartford Collection. Pavel Tchelitchew was a Russian-born Surrealist painter, set designer, and costume designer, known for his Surrealist portraits and anatomical studies. Often camouflaging human bodies and faces into geometric lines or landscape forms, the artist used both abstraction and symbolism to convey both the outer and inner appearance of an object. This catalog features works by the artist including ones found only in private collections.