n.p. Artes de Mexico, 1967. First edition. Hardcover. Small folio. Unpaginated. Illustrated dust jacket, with white lettering on the front cover and spine. Grey pebbled over red cloth boards, with gilt lettering on the front cover and spine. The original glassine wrapper is present. Signed and inscribed by the artist at the front free end paper. The publication showcases the work of Mexican artist Leonardo Nierman, presented in conjunction with an international series of exhibitions of his work in 1967. Profusely illustrated throughout with color reproductions of the artist's work, with many tipped-in. Includes an introduction in both Spanish and English by Mexican poet Carlos Pellicer, as well as bilingual 33 1/3 rpm record, in a sleeve tipped-in opposite the title page. The book also includes a 11.25 x 7.5" reproduction in color of a photo portrait of the artist, tipped-in near the front, and a series of illustrations screen printed onto orange or lilac cloth, periodically interleaved throughout. Text in Spanish and English. Laid in at the interior front cover are two illustrated 10 3/4" x 7 1/4" brochures for exhibitions of the artist's work at the Little Gallery in Philadelphia, PA held from May 7 - May 18,1968.
Dust jacket with light rubbing, creasing and closed tears to extremities. Original glassine wrappers with chipping and scratching along edges, back cover with 3 1/2" open tear in center right near spine. Binding with rubbing and bumping to the extremities. Binding is slightly shaky. Minor age toning to pages throughout with tipped-in images unaffected. Dj and binding in vg-, interior in vg+ condition overall. g- to vg+. Item #44437
Carlos Pellicer Cámara (January 16, 1897 – February 16, 1977), born in Villahermosa, Tabasco, was part of the first wave of modernist Mexican poets and was active in the promotion of Mexican art and literature.