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PICASSO SCULPTEUR, Abadie, Daniel; Pierre Sterckx
1 Abadie, Daniel; Pierre Sterckx PICASSO SCULPTEUR
Paris Beaux-Arts 2000 2842783468 / 9782842783464 Paperback Fine 4to 11" - 13" tall 
48 pages; Essay by Daniel Abadie titled Picasso l'Homme, Picasso l'Oeuvre; essay by Pierre Sterckx titled Picasso, l'Acrobat et le Bricoleur; 32 pages of colour plates of Picasso's sculptural works printed on glossy photographic stock. Text in French. This publication by Beaux Art was issued on the occasion of the Exposition Picasso Sculpteur organized by the Braubourg Center at MNAM in 2000, but does not appear to be the official catalogue of the exhibition. ISBN: 2842783468 OCLC: 468192126; Experience the pleasure of reading and appreciating this actual printed item. It has its own physical history that imbues it with a character lacking in ephemeral electronic renderings. 
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HONORE DAUMIER, Adhemar, Jean
2 Adhemar, Jean HONORE DAUMIER
Paris Editions Pierre Tisne 1954 Hardcover Near Fine 4to 11" - 13" tall 
150 pages; Clean and tight in original green cloth binding with colour illustration mounted on front cover in Very Good cloth covered slipcase. Text in French. Jean Adhémar (1908-1987) was a French librarian, academic and art historian. For a time he served as director of the Print Cabinet of the Bibliotheque Nationale. Honoré Daumier (1808 -1879) was a prolific caricaturist, painter, and sculptor, particularly known for his satirical caricatures and drawings 19th-century French politics and society. His paintings, though hardly known during his lifetime, helped introduce techniques of Impressionism into modern art. Freitag 2047 
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MINIATURES OF THE RENAISSANCE  Catalogue of the Exhibition, with 2 Representations in Colour and 31 in Black, Albareda, Anselmo Maria
3 Albareda, Anselmo Maria MINIATURES OF THE RENAISSANCE Catalogue of the Exhibition, with 2 Representations in Colour and 31 in Black
Vatican City The Apostolic Vatican Library 1950 First Edition Paperback Very Good+ 8vo 
96, (31) pages; Fifth Centenary of the Vatican Library. Clean and tight in original cream printed wrappers. Ninety-six pages of text, followed by 31 full-page plates. Beautiful colour frontispiece and on-laid colour illustration at front wrapper. 160 items described and annotated. Introduction by Anselmo Maria Albareda, Prefect of the Vatican Library. ; Experience the pleasure of reading and appreciating this actual printed item. It has its own physical history that imbues it with a character lacking in ephemeral electronic renderings. 
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THE FOREIGN PAINTINGS, DRAWINGS AND SCULPTURE [in the Tate Gallery], Alley, Ronald
4 Alley, Ronald THE FOREIGN PAINTINGS, DRAWINGS AND SCULPTURE [in the Tate Gallery]
London Tate Gallery 1959 First Edition Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket 8vo 8" - 9" tall Signed by Author
Tate Gallery Catalogues; Autograph; 300 pages; Signed by the author on the ffep - "With all good wishes / Ronald Alley / 18.9.59" Clean and tight in original binding in very good dustjacket. This book constitutes the first catalogue of the Tate Gallery's foreign collection to be published since 1934. In addition to a detailed description of each art work, there is a brief biography of each of the artists. Illustrated with 56 plates, many containing multiple . From the collection of Stefan P. Munsing [1915-1994] who worked in New York City as a designer for Hans Knoll, Norman Bel Geddes and RCA. Munsing served in the Army in World War II, then as Chief of the Monuments, Fine-Arts & Archives Section in Munich. The MFAA was an Army unit locating stolen artworks which had disappeared into the huge Nazi hoards during the war. [Readers of this listing will have ample reason to appreciate the activities of this important organization by the end of December 2013, when George Cluny's movie: "Monument Men" is due to be released.] Munsing later joined the U.S. Department of State during the later 1940's and '50's, where he established the State Department's Amerika Haus programs in Munich and Berlin and organized exhibitions and cultural programs in Germany and Austria. In 1955, he was named cultural officer at the American Embassy in London, where he staged exhibitions of such New York artists as Philip Pavia, Paul Jenkins and Ben Shahn and became an important force in the London art world. Munsing returned to the U.S. in the 1960's and 70's where he helped establish the contemporary art collection of the National Museum of Fine Arts in Washington (now the National Museum of American Art) and headed the State Department's Art in Embassies program. In retirement from the State Department after 1976, Mr. Munsing was a consultant to the American Association of Museums. ; Signed by Author 
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5 Allston, Washington; Jared B. Flagg (editor) THE LIFE AND LETTERS OF WASHINGTON ALLSTON With Reproductions from Allston's Pictures
New York Charles Scribner's Sons 1892 First Edition Hardcover Very Good+ Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall 
435 pages; An attractive example in the handsome buckram binding. Former owner's name on ffep, otherwise clean and tight in original tan buckram binding with gilt lettering at spine and a gilt silohuette on front cover; cloth worn at head of spine. Washington Allston (1779 – 1843) was an American painter and poet, born in Waccamaw Parish, South Carolina. Allston was a pioneer of the American Romantic movement in landscape painting. He was well known for his dramatic subject matter and bold use of light and colour. After graduating from Harvard College in 1800, Allston moved to Charleston, South Carolina for awhile. In 1801 he sailed to England where he was admitted to the Royal Academy in London. After the death of his wife, Allston returned to the United States in 1818 and lived in Cambridge, Massachusetts, for the next twenty-five years. The owner of this book was Horace Bushnell Learned (1904-1987). 
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Art and Artists (Volume Two, Number Ten, January 1968), Amaya, Mario ; [ Roy Lichtenstein ]
6 Amaya, Mario ; [ Roy Lichtenstein ] Art and Artists (Volume Two, Number Ten, January 1968)
New York Hansom Books 1968 First Edition Paperback Very Good+ 4to 11" - 13" tall 
Art and Artists ; 58 pages; Clean and tight in original pictorial wrappers with image of a painting by Roy Lichtenstein. Features include The Lichtenstein Paradox, Clive Barker, The Soft Plunge, The Importance of Being Ernst, The Disquieting Muses, George Segal, Phillip King in Paris, Halls of Perception, etc. Illustrated in colour and in black & white. 
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THE AMERICAN FEDERATION OF ARTS 67 - 68, American Federation of Arts
7 American Federation of Arts THE AMERICAN FEDERATION OF ARTS 67 - 68
New York American Federation of Arts 1966 First Edition Paperback Very Good+ 
Clean and tight in original white wrappers printed in blue and red. Black and white illustrations throughout. The American Federation of Arts (AFA) is a nonprofit organization founded in 1909, endorsed by Theodore Roosevelt and spearheaded by Secretary of State Elihu Root. The AFA’s mission is to enrich the public’s experience and understanding of the visual arts, and this is accomplished through its exhibitions, catalogues, and public programs. 
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ANANOV - Selected Works, Ananov, Adrei ; [ Isaac Stern's copy ]
8 Ananov, Adrei ; [ Isaac Stern's copy ] ANANOV - Selected Works
Saint Petersburg A. Ananov 1999 Hardcover Fine in Fine dust jacket 4to 11" - 13" tall 
120 pages; Andrei Ananov is the most famous contemporay jeweller in Russia. This book boldly presents a wide variety of the beautiful pieces of jewellry, watches, clocks and other fabulous objets created by Anonov's workshop. Illustrated with excellent full colour photographs. Text in English and Russian. In celebration of the tenth anniversary of the Russian Jewellery Art - Ananov Company. From the collection of the violinist Isaac Stern [1920-2001] -- with his "chop" mark in Chinese characters on the copyright page at the rear. (In the Oscar-winning documentary of his 1979 trip to China "From Mao to Mozart," Maestro Stern is seen receiving the gift of his chop with delight: "No more signing!" From now on, "Chop, Chop, Chop!"); Experience the pleasure of reading and appreciating this actual printed item. It has its own physical history that imbues it with a character lacking in ephemeral electronic renderings. 
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UKRAINSKA HRAFIKA XI-POCHATKU XX ST  Albom, Andrij Oleksijovic V'unik
9 Andrij Oleksijovic V'unik UKRAINSKA HRAFIKA XI-POCHATKU XX ST Albom
Kiev Mystetstvo 1994 5771506214 / 9785771506210 First Edition Hardcover Very Good+ 4to 11" - 13" tall 
Ukrainian Edition; 326 pages; Former owner's name on ffep, otherwsie clean and tight in original pictorial boards. Text in Ukrainian. Profusely illustrated in black & white. OCLC 751297842 Summary and list of illustrations in English. Includes bibliographical references (p. 316-317) 
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FLOOR - WALL - FLOOR  Gloria Friedmann, Werner Haypeter, Darren Lago, Annely Juda
10 Annely Juda FLOOR - WALL - FLOOR Gloria Friedmann, Werner Haypeter, Darren Lago
London Annely Juda Fine Art Gallery 1992 First Edition Stiff Card Wrappers Near Fine 8vo 
Cleanand tight in original printed stiff card wrappers with spiral binding. Catalogue of an exhibition of art works by Gloria Friedmann, Werner Haypeter, and Darren Lago at the Annely Juda Fine Art Gallery from 10 April to 23 May 1992. Four colour, one double-page colour and one b&w illustrations. Chronologies for each artist. 
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AMERICAN MUSEUM  Claverton Manor; Bath, Anonymous
11 Anonymous AMERICAN MUSEUM Claverton Manor; Bath
Bath Claverton Manor 1962 Paperback Near Fine 4to 11" - 13" tall 
12 pages; Clean and tight in original printed wrappers. Illustrations (b&w) throughout. OLC: 66528533 Date is approximate, not printed in book. The American Museum in Britain is based at Claverton Manor, near Bath, England, in a house, designed by Jeffry Wyatville and built in the 1820s on the site of a manor bought by Ralph Allen in 1758, replacing the manor house built by Ralph of Shrewsbury around 1340. The museum was founded by two antique collectors, an American, Dallas Pratt (August 21, 1914 – May 20, 1994)[7] and a Briton, John Judkyn (1913 – July 27, 1963)[8] and opened to the public for the first time on July 1, 1961. The exhibits cover American history in form of period rooms from circa 1690 to 1860 with space for exhibitions on more recent events and topics. 
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Ausstellung Oskar Kokoschka Thermopylae-Entwuerfe zur Zauberfloete und andere neuere Werke, Anonymous
12 Anonymous Ausstellung Oskar Kokoschka Thermopylae-Entwuerfe zur Zauberfloete und andere neuere Werke
Salzburg Salzburg Residenz-[Galerie] 1955 First Edition Softcover Very Good 8vo 
6 pages; Broadsheet on coated paper stock, with two vertical folds to form a trifolium of 6 pp. With a cover illustration (Papageno), three plates depicting Kokoschka's triptych "Thermopylae", text about this major work, a page devoted to a catalogue of the 26 works exhibited, and a full page reproduction of the artist's portrait of Pablo Casals on the rear cover. "Thermopylae" was commissioned by Philipp and Gerturd Reemtsma for the University of Hamburg. The left panel shows the King of Sparta - Leonidas, as he says goodbye to his wife; the middle panel depicts a scene shortly before the fall of the Spartans. On the left edge is the seer Megistos who foresaw the downfall. Under his arm one sees the traitor Ephialtes as a fool. On the right side is a depiction of the battle between Persians and Spartans . Above all there is the god Apollon. The right panel depicts the consequences of the defeat -- the destruction of Athens. This slender trifolium is a record of an exhibition held at the Residenz, Markus-Sitikus-Saal, 19. Juli-31. Aug. 1955. Clean copy, but with a tiny bit of wrinkling to the front cover. See OCLC Numbers : 739134853 & 72153181 -- [each of these locates a single copy; Rijksmuseum Research Library Amsterdam and Deutsche Nationalbibliothek , respectively]. 
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Begründer Der Modernen Plastik Arp; Brancusi; Chauvin; Duchamp-Villon; Gonzalez; Laurens; Lipchitz; Pevsner, Anonymous
13 Anonymous Begründer Der Modernen Plastik Arp; Brancusi; Chauvin; Duchamp-Villon; Gonzalez; Laurens; Lipchitz; Pevsner
Zürich Kunsthaus Zürich 1954 First Edition; First Printing Softcover 8vo 
43, [1] & 16 plates pages; Publisher's printed wrappers. Minor finger soiling, but a sound, very good copy. An important exhibition of 20th century modernist sculptures at the Kunsthaus Zürich, 27 November - End of December, 1954. With Artist's Statements, Chronologies, Bibliography and an Exhibition checklist. 16 b/w halftone plates at the end, followed by 2 ff. ads. 
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14 Anonymous BIRDS AND BEASTS JANUARY 4 THROUGH 30, 1969
New York Graham Gallery 1969 First Edition Pamphlet Fine 8vo 
16 pages; Clean and tight in original printed wrappers. OCLC: 11926853 Interesting uncommon exhibition catalogue ; Experience the pleasure of reading and appreciating this actual printed item. It has its own physical history that imbues it with a character lacking in ephemeral electronic renderings. 
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CROZIER IRVINE [Exhibition catalogue: William Crozier & William Irvine], Anonymous
15 Anonymous CROZIER IRVINE [Exhibition catalogue: William Crozier & William Irvine]
London Drian Gallery 1958 First Edition Softcover Very Good- Oblong 8vo 
[8] pages; The rear wrapper has a parallel brief artistic c.v. of the pair. A minor hint of creasing to the fragile publication, and some rubbing to the rear wrapper. OCLC Number: 78797695 (and two other OCLC numbers, each with a single location -- UC Santa Barbara; The Frick, and the Tate). Stapled catalogue in self wrappers for a joint show by two Williams -- Crozier and Irvine, both born in Scotland and educated at the Glasgow School of Art (1949-53). After graduation, both artists went down to London and explored Soho. After an initial show with a third artist at the Parton Gallery, Halima Nalecz invited Crozier and Irvine to show at the Drian Gallery in Porchester Place, which she had founded to show the work of abstractionists or near-abstractionists who were being ignored by the establishment. Crozier married, and then re-married, and found his way to Ireland for at least part of each year, where his second wife, the art historian Katharine Crouan edited the magnificent monograph on Crozier published in 2007; Crozier died in 2011. Irvine married an American in London, and moved with her back to her native Maine, where he still paints in Brooklin. This early joint catalogue represents an exhibition held Sept. 23-Oct. 13, 1958. There are photographic portraits of the two young artists, and each gets a page of biographical notes and a full-page b/w reproduction of a painting. 
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Dimitri Hadzi, Sculpture, Anonymous
16 Anonymous Dimitri Hadzi, Sculpture
Cambridge, Massachusetts Hayden Library MIT 1963 First Edition Softcover Very Good 8vo 
Unpaginated pages; Publisher's grey wrappers, reproducing a sheet of drawings by Dimitri Hadzi for a sculpture "Elmo IV" given to MIT by Mr. and Mrs. Samuel A. Marx. Catalogue of an exhibition held at the New Gallery, Hayden Library, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, May 14 through June 16, 1963. Dimitri Hadzi (1921 - 2006) was an American abstract sculptor who lived and worked in Rome, and then in the vicinity of Boston, Massachusetts. Contents include a biography of the artist, a four-page catalogue of works exhibited and four full page b/w halftone photographs of sculptures. He was born on March 21, 1921, in New York City to Greek-American immigrant parents, and following a brief career as a chemist, served in the South Pacific, in World War II. He studied at Cooper Union, and then at the Museo Artistico Industriale in Rome. Hadzi was a 1957 Guggenheim Fellow, and showed at the 1962 Venice biennale. He won a 1974 Rome Prize. Hadzi returned to the U.S. and taught studio arts at Harvard University, from 1975 to 1989. Until the fall of 2013, visitors to Harvard who arrived via the Harvard Square MTA Station were confronted by his huge "Omphalos." [The MBTA had commissioned the work as part of its Arts on the Line program, and exposure to this major crossroads caused some wear and tear -- it was taken down in August, 2013, but it will be relocated to Rockport, Massachusetts after some needed restoration]. This scarce catalogue appears to be Hadzi's second exhibition in the U.S. See OCLC Number: 47713237 (six locations; there is another copy in New Zealand recorded in Worldcat under another OCLC number). 
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Französische Bildteppiche, Anonymous
17 Anonymous Französische Bildteppiche
Baden-Baden Woldemar Klein Verlag 1949 First Edition Paperback Very Good Oblong 8vo 
28 & 15 ff. plates pages; Publisher's color pictorial wrappers. Slight rubbing to small portions of the upper wrapper, otherwise a tight, clean and unmarked copy, with the errata/additions leaf laid in. Catalogue text partly printed in red. An interesting exhibition catalogue of French pictorial and figured tapestries ranging from Gothic examples to the works of modern artists (two artists born in the early years of the twentieth century). Uncommon. German text, with 15 full page b/w illustrations, plus the color cover and illustrations in sanguine on the inner sides of the wrappers. OCLC Number: 83096628 (a single location: U.C. Santa Barbara). 
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18 Anonymous Memorials of Moderate Cost by Presbrey-Leland $35 - $500 on Exhibit at the Woodlawn Branch of Presbrey-Leland
Valhalla, NY Presbrey-Leland Studios 1937 First Edition Paperback Very Good 8vo 
16 pages; This book illustrates typical monuments and markers in New York's outstanding exhibit of moderate priced memorials. Fourteen of the sixteen pages have photographs of memorial stones, head stones, grave stones, benchs and sculptures in various price ranges from $50 on up to $450 and a group of larger monuments for which quotes can be obtained. Contents are printed on coated paper (glossy stock). Clean and secure in original printed gray wrappers with elaborate "P / L" emblem embossed in blind on front wrapper. The Presbrey-Leland Company "Designers and Workers in Stone" was formed by the merger of The Presbrey-Coykendall Company and the W.W. Leland Studios around 1920 . Mr. William Henry Deacy, architect in charge of Leland Studio, was appointed Director of Design with a large staff of creative artists and architectural draftsmen. The company's goal was "the awakening of a national interest in the Cemetery Beautiful" arising from the unselfish spirit and cooperation of the Artist-Craftsman and the Cemetery Official. In Barre, Vermont, Presbrey-Leland operated the largest retail granite working plant and at their Studio in New York City they execute the magnificent designs of the creative department. They have long been one of America's leading designers and workers in stone. 
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19 Anonymous PRINTS AND DRAWINGS BY AMERICAN ARTISTS OF THE EARLY PART OF THE TWENTIETH CENTURY
Cambridge R.M. Light and Company 1957 Pamphlet Very Good+ 8vo 
16 pages; Clean and tight in original printed wrappers. Light toning at edges of wrappers. OCLC: 3772795; Experience the pleasure of reading and appreciating this actual printed item. It has its own physical history that imbues it with a character lacking in ephemeral electronic renderings. 
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20 Anonymous [Rockwell Kent's copy] Istoria del Testamento Vecchio e Nuovo rappresentata con bellissime figure con spiegazioni estratte da' Santi Padri, che molto edificano e servono a ben ordinare i costumi in ogni genere di persone
Venice nella stamperia di Giambatista Albrizzi 1770 Paperback Good+ Large 12mo 
8 p.l., 766 & [2] pages; Original flexible paste-paper boards. Spine quite worn, with upper portion now missing, exposing the sewing and the folded ends of the gatherings, some soiling and marks to the front and rear covers, hinges still attached by the sewing, upper corner of the first several leaves bumped, some lifting to the front paste-down endpaper. With engraved frontispiece and over 100 half-page illustrations throughout, along with an assortment of woodcut decorative tailpieces. With two Rockwell Kent bookplates, designed by the artist himself, mounted to the front paste-down endpaper. These bookplates date from Kent's second and third marriages. While living on Monhegan early in the twentieth century, Rockwell Kent met his first wife, Kathleen Whiting, a niece of painter Abbott Handerson Thayer. Over the course of the next 13 years, the couple had five children together until their divorce in 1925. Kent was married again in 1926 to Frances Lee Higgins, and, after a 1939 divorce, yet another marriage followed in 1940 to Shirley (“Sally”) Johnstone. Both bookplates Kent used for this book were exhibited at SUNY Plattsburg's State Art Museum "Art of the Bookplate" at the University's Rockwell Kent Gallery. [The larger plate is #458 - Frances and Rockwell Kent, 1928, image: 2 5/8 x 1 3/4 ", paper: 3 x 2 1/8 ". The smaller plate mounted beneath is #560- Sally and Rockwell Kent, 1955, image: approx. 1 1 x 1 1/4 ", paper: 1 5/16 x 1 1/2 "]. There is an interesting inscription in ink on a front blank leaf: "To Clarke Bowen / Compliments of / Mr. Joseph Calì / Artist / Malta / 31st March / 1914." Giuseppe Calì (1846 –1930) was a Maltese painter, born in Valletta of Neapolitan parents and educated at the Accademia delle Belle Arti in Naples. He was a prolific artist: almost every church of any consequence in Malta boasts work by Giuseppe Calì. He was commemorated by the Republic of Malta with a series of four postage stamps in 1996, and a coin in 2004. The 'New York Times' (23 May 1915) printed a notice of a private exhibition of Clarke Bowen's collection of art, furniture and objects at his home, Woodhaven [Queens], noting that most of Bowen's paintings had been aquired in Malta. There are also brief eighteenth century ownership inscriptions on that same front blank and the title page. Printed as an unusually tall 12mo. Collation: [-] 8 A-Ii 12. With both half title and a genuine initial blank leaf ([-]1). Despite the wear to the fragile original boards, a clean and complete copy of what is now a rare book. OCLC Number: 636308750 (locating a single copy only, at the Sistema Bibliotecario Ticinese, Lugano, Switzerland. From the collation, it appears that this sole OCLC copy lacked the initial blank leaf, and had only the text of the "Vecchio Testamento" - ending with page 504). A search of the huge database of ICCU [4600 Italian libraries -- Istituto Centrale per il Catalogo Unico (delle biblioteche italiane e per le informazioni bibliografiche)] turns up three copies in Italy -- [Biblioteca comunale Planettiana - Jesi - AN; Biblioteca del Monte - Perugia - PG; and Biblioteca comunale Manfrediana - Faenza - RA]. The collation of the uniform listing is completely in accord with our copy, with the blank leaf, the frontispiece, 766 pages of text (Testamenti Vecchio e Nuovo) and [2] pages of "Tavola." The Hauptbibliothek Altstadt at Heidelberg University has a copy with identical pagination (and the same frontispiece), but evidently dated "1760." Since that date, ten years earlier than our copy, is not mentioned in the 4600 library database of the ICCU, I suggest that this is a typographical error in modern cataloguing rather than a variant. No copies recorded in the USA, none in the British Library, or the Bibliotheque Nationale. Some of the many illustrations throughout show some wear in this copy, and the plates from which those were printed were almost certainly reused from earlier sources. Still, ownership of this copy seemed to inspire two reknowned artists, and at least one American collector of paintings. 
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