Item #5952 Tenth Street Days. Joellen Bard, Lawrence Alloway, Ashton, Dore, texts.
Tenth Street Days
Tenth Street Days
Tenth Street Days
Tenth Street Days
Tenth Street Days

Tenth Street Days. The Co-ops of the 50's

New York: Education, Art & Service, Inc., 1977. 1st Edition. Oblong quarto, publisher’s stapled stiff illustrated wraps.

Catalog published in conjunction with several artist-initiated exhibitions in New York in 1977 presenting works produced by "10th Street" artists from from 1952 to 1962. A collective of co-operative galleries founded by then-little known artists in the East Village and Lower East Side, the 10th Street Galleries exhibited work by sculptors, painters, photographers, and performance artists of various mid-20th century movements, and also held jazz sessions and poetry readings. The art spaces (e.g., Tanager, Hansa, James, Camino, March, Brata, Phoenix, and Area) were formed in storefronts, lofts, and church basements, and served as both an avant-garde alternative to the more conservative and selective uptown galleries of the era and as an incubator for the the Abstract Expressionists (such as de Kooning and Franz Kline) American Realists, Pop Artists, and Collagists. This catalog comprises selections of exhibited work by such artists as Tom Wesselman, Mark de Suvero, Red Grooms, Allan Kaprow, Alice Neel, Leon Polk Smith, George Sugarman, Yayoi Kusama, Elaine de Kooning, and others. Illustrated throughout with black-and-white plates and a photo of 10th street by Village photographer Fred McDarrah; with texts by curator Joellen Bard and celebrated art historian and critic Dore Ashton. Ink correction to p.iii. Light toning and soiling to wraps. Near fine. Item #5952

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