[Item #5990] Van Gogh: A Retrospective. Susan Alyson Stein, Vincent van Gogh.
Van Gogh: A Retrospective
Van Gogh: A Retrospective
Van Gogh: A Retrospective
Van Gogh: A Retrospective

Van Gogh: A Retrospective

ISBN: 0883637863
New York, NY: Hugh Lauter Levin Associates, Inc., 1986. First Edition. Hardcover. "By the time he died in 1890 at the age of thirty-seven, Vincent van Gogh had painted hundreds of pictures, yet sold only a few. Today, his paintings sell for millions of dollars each, and his life as an artist is legendary. He is the quintessential modern artist, operating on the edge of his sensibilities, where life and art are inextricably bound together. Van Gogh: A Retropspective tells the story of the great Dutch artist as a single volume has never told it before, illuminating his work with a fascinating selection of primary texts, including some of Van Gogh's letters. In 125 superb color reproductions and 103 black-and-white illustrations, the struggles and triumphs of Van Gogh's art are surveyed from the early dark landscapes and paintings of Dutch laborers to the bright, intense visions of Paris, Arles, Saint-Remy, and Auvers, where he took his life. Complimenting the works are pertinent photographs from the period and portraits of the artist by Toulouse-Lautrec, Emile Bernard, Paul Gaugin, and others. The literary part of this unique book traces Van Gogh's life and achievements through the eyes of (his contemporary) poets, critics and friends...and appreciations from artists of later generations..." (from front flap) A sweeping, comprehensive retrospective on the life & work of Vincent van Gogh (1853-1890), the iconic Dutch artist. Edited & with an Introduction by Susan Alyson Stein, an acclaimed art scholar & author who is a senior curator at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in NYC, where she has worked for over four decades as of this writing. Hardcover in unclipped first-issue dust jacket (with "($60 through/ 12/31/86)/ $75") printed at front flap, first edition, first printing though neither explicated as such at copyright page. A huge, magnificent coffee table door-stopper production which still stands as the ultimate one-volume Van Gogh monument. From the collection of Barbara (1935-2023) & Irving (1933-2018) Nusbaum - world travelers, connoisseurs, eminent collectors of art & books- the dearly beloved parents of this grieving writer. A foundational, indispensable Van Gogh collectible in its rarest original form, with distinguished provenance & in exceptionally very fine condition: Book with only one small crease, tiny closed tear at top, where once-folded at blank lower corner of right-most panel of fold-out reproduction (pgs. 368-369); otherwise substantially pristine inside & out. Dust jacket very fine with only a touch of rubbing, faint scratching to front, back covers & spine; a few tiny bumps, creases at edges & corners of same & flaps. An extra handling fee will be added for shipping due to the size and weight of this item. Very Fine / Very Fine. [Item #5990]

Price: $60.00