Item #5510 Flowers: 1964-1979. Lowell Nesbitt, Andrew J. Crispo, introduction.
Flowers: 1964-1979
Flowers: 1964-1979
Flowers: 1964-1979
Flowers: 1964-1979
Flowers: 1964-1979
Flowers: 1964-1979

Flowers: 1964-1979

New York: Andrew Crispo Gallery, Inc., 1979. 1st Edition. Quarto, publisher's brown leatherette, spine and upper board gilt, original brown leatherette slipcase, original serigraph print laid in.

"Interpretation comes in naturally. It’s not something that I strive for consciously; it’s something that simply happens." Limited edition catalog published in conjunction with an exhibition of American painter and printmaker Lowell Nesbitt’s work at the Andrew Crispo Gallery in 1979, containing a signed and numbered original silkscreen print. A pioneering photo-realist, Nesbitt initially achieved acclaim for his depictions of Manhattan cityscapes, articles of clothing, and his Rottweiler, Echo. After he began to paint flowers on a large scale in the mid-60s, he quickly gained popularity with the general public, and went on to produce over 400 works using floral themes. This exhibition presented a selection of his implicitly sexual and at times ominous depictions of irises, roses, lilies, and other flowers in painting and bronze sculpture. Infmaous gallerist Andrew Crispo, who was implicated in but never charged with the 1985 "death mask murder" case, in which an abducted FIT student was murdered by one of Crispo's assitants in a back room of his gallery, held numerous exhibitions for Nesbitt’s work, until news of the crime broke. Illustrated with color and black-and-white plates; with an introduction by Crispo. Number 363 of 500 copies with an original print, "Two Spotted Lilies - '79," signed and numbered by the artist laid in. Fine. Item #5510

$250.00