A suite of 11 original lithographs and one original serigraph by :
Eugene Berman, Alexander Calder, Marc Chagall, Viera da Silva, Adolph Gottlieb, Wifredo Lam, Jacques, Lipchitz, Andre’ Masson, Joan Miro, Robert Mothewell, Edouard Pignon, Fritz Wotruba.
The conception and realization of the portfolio had its beginnings in 1940, after Hitler’s Army swept through Europe and seized France, a New York journalist named Varian Fry was dispatched to Marseilles by the Emergency Rescue Committee, later to become the International Rescue Committee (IRC). There he initiated a clandestine operation to rescue some of Europe’s most important cultural leaders, helping 4,000 people escape to safety over the course of 13 months.
In 1964, to raise funds for the expanding efforts of the IRC, Fry started to assemble a portfolio by twelve well-established artists, some of whom he had helped to bring to this country. The portfolio, based on the theme of flight to reflect the plight of the refugees, was completed in 1970, four years after Fry's death. Each work represents the artist's vision of the Greek god Aeneas as he fled the burning city of Troy. The subject matter was inspired by T.S. Eliot's description of Aeneas as 'the original displaced person, the fugitive from an obliterated society.' All plates were destroyed by the artists after printing.
Marninart Rare Art Books is an antiquarian library specializes in deluxe edition of livres d'artistes from: Chagall, Matisse, Picasso, and Impressionists; important art journals such as: Verve,Derrière le Miroir,XXe Siecle,are also part of the collection that we gladly offer to our clientele.
Some titles from our livres d'artists:
"Ovide: Les Metamorphoses"illustrated edition with 39 Picasso's original etchings. "Cinq Sonnets de Petrarque" Illustrated with a very rare etching of Picasso.
"Celui qui dit les choses sans rien dire" illustrated by Marc Chagall with 25 color etchings and aquatint.
"Poesies"1932. Illustrated with 29 original etchings by Matisse, of which 23 are full-page.
"La Vie et l'Œuvre de Pierre-Auguste Renoir" Paris Ambroise Vollard, 1919. Illustrated with an original etching of Renoir: "Baigneuse assise", (Delteil 11) with Renoir stamped signature, and 51 heliogravures.
Valerio ADAMI ∞ Franco ANGELI ∞ Remo BRINDISI ∞ Sofia CALIGIURI ∞ Marc CHAGALL ∞ Piero DORAZIO ∞ Salvatore GARAU ∞ Paul GAUGIN ∞ Luigi MAINOLFI ∞ Martin MALONEY ∞ Giuseppe MARANIELLO ∞ Henri MATISSE ∞ Ugo NESPOLO ∞ Pierre-Auguste RENOIR ∞ Mario SCHIFANO ∞ Pablo PICASSO ∞ Andy WARHOL