The personality of the artist. Stable Gallery
The personality of the artist. Stable Gallery
The personality of the artist. Stable Gallery

The personality of the artist. Stable Gallery

Lugano, Switzerland: Art International, 1964. To publicize Andy Warhol's second and last show at the Stable Gallery in New York, April 21 to May 9, 1964, the owner, Eleanor Ward, took out a full-page advertisement on the inside back cover of the April 1964 issue of Art International. A bland, black-and-white photo of the expressionless young Andy in a tuxedo stands above a brief essay in tiny type titled "The Personalty of the Artist." The essay and photograph are by Gene Swenson, one of Warhol's many associates. This image is best known as the very rare flyer or poster for the exhibition of boxes, but it also appeared earlier in a superior reproduction as this advertisement on heavy, coated cover stock. The photograph as shown in the poster is about 2 cm shorter at the bottom than the one in the ad. The whole issue has a front cover in color by Alexander Liberman and a rear-cover ad in color of a sculpture by John Chamberlain. It is profusely illustrated (incl. 9 pls. & ills. in color), with 88 pp. The contents include an important early essay on Warhol by Henry Geldzahler and articles on Vasarely, Alexander Liberman, Paul Brach, and others. Fine condition. Several copies available. **Free domestic or international shipping with direct order. Item #34291

Price: $125.00