New York: Museum of Modern Art, 1956. 1st Edition. Octavo, publisher’s stapled stiff illustrated wraps.
Catalog published in conjunction with a retrospective of work by the controversial French-Polish master painter held at the MoMa in 1957. His first large solo museum show, the exhibition presented paintings Balthus produced between 1929 and 1955 including "Thérèse Dreaming" (1938), "The Golden Days" (1942), and "The Street" (1933), his first large painting. Illustrated in black-and-white with some plates in color; with biographical and critical text by curator James Thrall Soby; with selected bibliography. Issued as MoMA's Bulletin vol. XXIV, no. 3. Light rubbing to edges, else fine. Item #7278