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120 Main Street, Upton MA 01568-6193

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Last updated: 1/25/2017

Art for the holidays: Twelfth Night / Valentine's Day / Good Friday / Easter / Mother's Day
Every year we have said to ourselves, we should have special pages for interesting holidays. And every year we have, having failed once again to put up a page, said, "Oh well, we'll do it next year." Welcome to next year.

We herewith present, for your consideration, a mixture of old master prints, modern works, several contemporary pieces, and a book by Helen Frankenthaler, to get you into the Valentine mood...


Helen Frankenthaler (American, 1928-2011), Valentine for Mr. Wonderful (NY: Rizzoli, 1996). First trade edition. Unpaginated. Mint in full gilt-stamped cloth in publisher's cloth slipcase with mounted illustration. No dust jacket, as issued. Text is William Carlos Williams' poem, 'St. Valentine.' Illustrated with reproductions of seven color intaglios executed by Frankenthaler for the deluxe version published by Tyler Graphics. Price: $30.


Giorgio Ghisi (Italian, 1520-1582), Venus and Adonis (Bartsch 42, Boorsch, Lewis, and Lewis 42 vi/vii). Engraving after Teodoro Ghisi, Giorgio's younger brother, c. 1570. Our impression is from an edition published in Rome in the 17th Century. Inscribed Teodoro Ghisi In on the tablet at left and GMF by the rocks beneath the putto playing with a rabbit left center. A good impression with wide margins on laid paper. The most important of Ghisi's 65 prints. Ex collection Kunsthalle, Hamburg (L. 685 & 12328). Image size: 312x224mm. Price: $4500.


Jacob Matham (Dutch, 1571-1631), Venus and Cupid (B. 153). Engraving after Hendrik Goltzius, 1597. A good impression on laid paper trimmed within the platemark. Matham was Goltzius' stepson and worked very closely with him. This work is a prime example of Dutch Mannerist printmaking. Image size: 108x74mm, Price: $1250.


Marc Chagall (Russian, 1887-1985), Lovers for Berggruen (The offering) (M. 435i/ii). Original color lithograph, 1965. Circa 1500 unsigned impressions. There are also 75 signed & numbered impressions with large margins of the second state (which includes additional drawing in the margin). Image size: 115x220mm. Price: SOLD


Marc Chagall (Russian, 1887-1985), Le Ballet: Daphnis et Chloe (M. 581). Original color lithograph, 1969. 10,000 unsigned impressions for Marc Chagall : Le Ballet. One of Chagall's more joyful explorations of the theme of Daphnis and Chloe, the innocent young lovers whose adventures Chagall repeatedly rehearses. In another of his works on this topic, the goatish musician is replaced by Cupid with his bow flying over the lovers. Image size: 325x258mm. Price: $1,275.


Andre Masson (French, 1896-1987), Composition for XXe Siecle. Original color lithograph, 1972. Edition unknown. Masson was one of the founders of the surrealist movement. His works are in every major museum in the world. Image size: 310x242mm. Price: $325.


Paul Klee (Swiss, 1879-1940), Sommeil d'hiver / Winter's Dream. Original lithograph, 1938. Edition: as published in the deluxe art review Verve in 1938. Signed in the stone. On the reverse there is a black & white lithograph by Joan Miro which incorporates Klee's name and the title of the work. Image size: 349x250mm. Price: $1850.

Also available: another impression trimmed at bottom so the ee in Klee is partly missing. Price: $1250.


Antoni Tapies (Spanish, 1923-2012), Coeur et fleche / Heart and Arrow (G. 1072). Original color lithograph, 1985. 75 signed impressions. This lithograph served as a Daniel Lelong's New Year's Greeting Card to his very closest friends and the best customers of Galerie Lelong, Paris. Our is a pencil-signed impression. Image size: 180x231mm. Price: SOLD.


Claude Garache (French, b. 1929), Seated Woman I. Original color lithograph, 1989. 50 signed & numbered impressions. Garache was hailed as the master of the "post-modern" nude by Dora Vallier in a 1965 number of "Derriere le Miroir." Aim� Maeght invited him to join the Galerie Maeght after Joan Mir� and Marc Chagall independently recommended him. Image size: 304x246mm. Price: $750.


Giulio Sannuti (Venice, active c. 1550), Cupid on a sphere carried aloft by two putti (B. 4). Original etching on laid paper. Sannuti was active in Venice in the mid-16th century. Cupid with his bow stands on a sphere representing the world to show that "Amor vincit omnia" (Love conquers all). Image size: 245x184mm, Price: SOLD.

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