Lot 7: (Artists Equity) Title: Improvisations. Spring Fantasia Masquerade Ball. Place Published: New York. Publisher: Artists Equity. Date Published: 1950. Description: Four preliminary leaves and 51 original lithograph advertisements by noted artists. 31x23 cm (12 1/4x9") color lithograph wrappers, plastic comb binding. No. 1334 of 200 copies. First Edition. Rare fund-raising work from the first year of this annual event that ran from 1950 through 1958. Conceived by Julio de Diego as a medium for advertisers in sympathy with the ideals of Artists Equity Association. The artists were granted complete freedom of expression by the advertisers and the result is a unique collection of lithographs. The artists include Milton Avery, Chaim Gross, Reginald Marsh, Raphael Soyer, Ben Shahn, and many others. Condition: Plastic comb with a few cracks, rear wrapper partially detached, a bit browned; very good.
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