[Original artwork:] Sketch Book.

Abbott (Mary)

[Original artwork:] Sketch Book.

Description: sketches in ink and pencil throughout, some use of colour, text of various types (mostly colouring suggestions, some appointments, and a passage of lyrical prose), pp. [190, approx.], 4to, black cloth, various paint spots, webbing showing at front hinge, rear hinge starting, loose gathering at rear, ownership inscription of 'Mary Lee Abbott, 178 Spring Street', sound

Publication Details: early 1940s

Notes: An important document, showing the early progress of one of the key figures of the New York School of Abstract Expressionism; various influences, from her immediate surroundings to the European avant-garde, are evident, as are the emergent characteristics of her own style - the energetic use of line, bold ideas about colour, the blending of abstract and figurative. Were the nature of the work not indicative of a stage of development, the presence of little recorded details such as an appointment with Vogue magazine would supply an approximate date - Abbott modelled for the magazine at the begi...more

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Price: £15,000

Subject: Art & Architecture

Published Date: 1940s

Stock Number: 63214

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