New York: Museum of Modern Art, 1958. 1st Edition. Quarto, publisher's curry cloth, spine and upper board stamped in black, original illustrated dust jacket.
First edition catalog published in conjunction with a 1958 MoMA exhibition of works by the pioneering Spanish Cubist artist. Directed by curator, collector, and art historian James Thrall Soby, the retrospective presented paintings, gouaches, drawings, and prints by Gris. This monograph comprises an introduction and bio-critical text by Soby analyzing the artist’s austere yet lucid oeuvre. Illustrated with over 100 plates in color and black-and-white; with bibliography by MoMAs's chief librarian Bernard Karpel and index. Price-clipped dust jacket with some soiling and edgewear. Very good. Item #5253