New York: Whitney Museum of American Art, 1982. 1st Edition. Quarto, publisher's light gray cloth, spine stamped in dark gray, upper board blindstamped, original illustrated dust jacket.
Exhibition catalog published on the occasion of the Milton Avery retrospective held at the Whitney Museum in 1982. The largest survey of the Modernist pioneer and painter since his death in 1965, the traveling exhibition featured a panoply of paintings, works on paper, and self-portraits from Avery’s large and enchanting oeuvre. Text by art historian and Whitney curator Barbara Haskell tracing Avery’s illustrious career, examining his development as a colorist, and assessing his influence on contemporary art. Illustrated with over 100 plates, 60 in color; with endnotes, a chronology, checklist of the exhibition, bibliography and index. Light offsetting to front endpaper from removed clipping; price-clipped dust jacket lightly toned. Near fine. Item #2893