Paul Auster Books

Art and Photography

Joan Miró: A Retrospective

ISBN-0300040733

First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Cloth boards with jacket. Auster translates two essays by Jacques Dupin: 'The Birth of Signs' and 'Miró's Women in Revolt, 1938.'
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum/Yale University Press: New York, 1987.

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Joan Miró: Selected Writings and Interviews

ISBN-0805799567

First edition, first printing. Hardcover with jacket. Margit Rowell, ed. Auster provides translation from the French.
G. K. Hall & Co.: Boston, 1986.

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Miró – Atigas: Terres de Grand Feu

First edition. Softcover. Illustrated cover with flaps Text in English. Published on the occasion of an exhibition presented by the Pierre Matisse Gallery in New York, from November 12–December 7, 1985. The thirty-five ceramic sculptures exhibited are reproduced in color and full-page for the most part. In addition, five monumental works are reproduced in color and in fold-out pages (Universal Exhibition in Osaka, Maeght Foundation in Saint-Paul-deVence, Barcelona airport, Unesco in Paris, Museum of Modern Art in Zurich). Two black-and-white photographs from 1956 by Sabine Weiss: one as a frontispiece, the other as a fold-out page. Auster contributes translation of Joan Gardy Artigas's introductory recollection. 20 x 23.4 cm, unpaginated. 56 pages.
Pierre Matisse Gallery: New York, 1985.

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Marc Chagall: A Celebration. Part One: From 1911– 1939; Part Two: From the ’60 and ’70s

Softcover. Illustrated throughout in color and black and white. Introduction by Jean Leymarie, translated by Auster. Text in English and French. Published in conjunction with an exhibition, May 17–June 11, 1977. Unpaginated (38 pages).
Pierre Matisse Gallery: New York, 1977.

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Derrière le Miroir no. 218, Jean-Paul Riopelle, 1976 (with four original lithographs)

ISBN-9782855870205

30 unbound pages as issued. With four original lithographs in color, one in double page and one in triple page, and 19 reproductions (three in color). Preface by Auster, ' Lumière boréale'.
Maeght: Paris, 1976.

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Ex Libris 2 – Dada and Duchamp

First edition, first printing. Softcover. Second catalogue of the antiquarian bookstore Ex Libris (NYC 1973-1998), founded by Arthur A. Cohen and his wife Elaine Lustig, which specialized in books and ephemera related to 20th Century art. Auster co-authored this catalog (as P. Auster) with Cohen, which appeared right around the same time as Auster's first book, the poetry collection Unearth.
Ex Libris/T J Art Inc.: New York, 1975.

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Marc Chagall: The Four Seasons Gouaches Paintings 1974–1975 by Pierre Matisse Gallery

First edition. Softcover. 8vo 8–9" tall. A gallery catalogue to augment an exhibit of his 1975 gouaches and paintings. Unpaginated, featuring 10 paintings and 17 gouaches colorfully reproduced in the photographs by Jacquelin Hyde. Laid in is a card designating this as a presentation copy from the gallery. Auster translates André Malraux's preface, 'Hommage à Marc Chagall'.
Pierre Matisse Gallery: New York, 1975.

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Hantaï: Paintings Watercolors. 1971–1975

First edition. From the collection of the Art Historian Peter Selz. Soft, stapled plain white wrappers with pictorial yellow and white dust-wrapper with French folds. Color and black and white plates. 4to. Includes excerpt from an essay by Genevieve Bonnefoi (1973), translated into English by Paul Auster. Catalogue created on occasion of exhibition ‘Hantaï: Paintings, Watercolors, 1971–1975’ at the Pierre Matisse Gallery in New York, NY from October–November, 1975. Includes, as laid-in insert, a small card with black printed lettering ‘With Compliments of the Pierre Matisse Gallery’. 12 pages.
Pierre Matisse Gallery: New York, NY, 1975.

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Jean-Paul Riopelle: Paintings from 1974 and Pastels from 1975

First edition. Stapled wrappers with a small one-inch square sticker from the Arts Club of Chicago affixed to the front pastedown. Laid in is a compliments slip from the gallery. Exhibition catalog for a show that ran November–December, 1975. Includes some color and numerous black and white illustrations and a checklist. Auster provides the introduction and impressionistic homage. 16 pages.
Pierre Matisse Gallery: New York, 1975.

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Miró: Painting and Sculpture 1969–74

First edition. Softcover in illustrated wrappers. Exhibition catalog that includes an essay by Jacques Dupin, translated by Auster. Includes numerous illustrations in color and black & white. Errata slip from the Pierre Matisse Gallery dated June 23, 1975, apologizing for the late arrival of the previous owner's copy. Auster contributes translation of Jacques Dupin's 'Notes sur les peintures récentes.'
Printed by Lebanon Valley Offset for the April 1975 exhibition at the Pierre Matisse Gallery in New York.

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Ex Libris 1 – The Major Movements of 20th Century Art

First edition, first printing. Softcover. 8vo. [ca. 90 pp.]. First catalogue of the antiquarian bookstore Ex Libris (NYC 1973-1998), founded by Arthur A. Cohen and his wife Elaine Lustig, which specialized in books and ephemera related to 20th Century art. Auster co-authored this catalog (As Paul B. Auster). Signed purchase order slip enclosed. Degas, Stein, Sachs, et al.
Ex Libris/T J Art Inc.: New York, 1974.

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Miró Sculptures

First edition. Softcover. Exhibition catalog that includes an essay by Jacques Dupin, translated by Paul Auster. Includes numerous illustrations in black and white. Printed by the Walker Arts Center in Minneapolis for the exhibition Oct-Nov, 1971.

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