New York: The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, 1979. 1st Edition. Quarto, publisher's photo-illustrated stiff paper wraps, ocher endpapers.
Signed Guggenheim Museum exhibition catalog for a retrospective of Mexican painter Tamayo, held on the occasion of the artist's 80th birthday, setting over 100 of his paintings beside a selection of pre-Columbian sculptures and pieces of contemporary Mexican folk art. "The Mesoamerican tradition showed [Tamayo] something more than a logic and a grammar of forms; it showed him, in a more lively way even than Klee and the Surrealists, that the plastic object is a high frequency transmitter that gives out a plurality of meanings and images" (from the introduction by Nobel Prize-winning Mexican writer Octavio Paz). Illustrated throughout with reproductions and photos (most black-and-white). With a preface by Guggenheim deputy director Henry Berg, a biographical chronology, list of exhibitions, and bibliography; Paz introduction in English and Spanish. Signed by Tamayo on the front free endpaper. Program for a 1979 exhibit of Tamayo's works on paper at the Center for Inter-American Relations laid in. Light rubbing to extremities, with small chip to bottom edge of upper wrap. Near fine. Item #405