MICHAEL WEST BOOKS AND EXHIBITION CATALOGS

This is an excellent catalog of a show held in NY City. There is a very fine essay by possibly the greatest writer on art of the 20th Century, Dore Ashton. She knew Michael West and gives an interesting and accurate account of the painter-poet. There are 22 color plates of some great paintings as well as her automatic paintings on paper.

Michael West: The Automatic Paintings SOLD OUT

West's first exhibition after her death was held at the Pollock-Krasner House and Study Center in 1996. This rare and important catalog is small but has 2 fine essays. One is by Patricia Richmond who did her Master's Thesis on Michael West, and the other is by Chris McNamara one of the curators at the PK House. 16 pages with a listing of 16 early works (1948-1955), 4 poems and 6 illus.

Michael West Painter Poet $10. + $4.05 postage (priority mail).

This fascinating exhibition catalog features 6 NY School painters. Melville Price, Perle Fine, Robert Richenburg, Michael West, Fred Mitchell and Yvonne Thomas. This mostly color catalog was created with the premise that "there are other artists just as good as the Biggies". 20 pages with 28 illustrations.

Second to NoneSOLD OUT. NEW: SECOND TO NONE (FOURTH VOLUME) EMAIL FOR INFO.

GREENWICH VILLAGE AND OTHER POEMS AND ART BY MICHAEL WEST

This exquisitely crafted portfolio of West's art and poetry has a sheet size of 11 x 14. The edition size is limited to only 25 examples. Housed in a portfolio clam box-style case consisting of blue endpapers. The box also has an actual bone tie reminiscent of the Japanese style. Images are in color using archival inks and printed on Magnani Pescia cream paper. The poetry text is printed separately on translucent Canson Satin papers, which are interleaved between the images. There are only 25 examples of this very limited edition presentation of some striking artwork and poetry. SOLD OUT! (Prints are suitable for framing).

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Works by Arthur Lidov
Works by Anni Neumann
Works by Norman Carton
Interesting Posters
Works by Hugo Gnam
Works by Kurt Graff
Works by William H. Hopper
Works by Hugo Gnam
Works by Pennerton West
Works by Max Schnitzler
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EXHIBITION HISTORY AND BIBLIOGRAPHY


Selected Solo Exhibitions: 1935: Rochester Arts Club, Rochester, NY. 1957: Uptown Gallery, NY, NY. 1958: Domino Gallery, Georgetown, Washington D.C. 1963: Granite Gallery, NY, NY. 1966: Dolly Carlson's Imaginary Art, NY, NY. 1976: Galerie Internationale, NY, NY. 1978: WomanArt Gallery, NY, NY. 1996: Pollock-Krasner House and Study Center, East Hampton, NY. 1999: 123 Watts Gallery, NY, NY. Selected Group Exhibitions: 1935, 1939, 1941, 1943: Rochester Memorial Art Gallery and Finger Lakes Exhibitions, NY. 1945: Pinacotheca (with Gottlieb, Kaldis, Rothko, Avery, and others), NY. 1948: Rose Fried Gallery, NY. 1953: Second "New York Painting and Sculpture Annual," Stable Gallery, NY. 1976: "Bicentennial Exhibition," Galerie Internationale, NY. 1978, 1979: WomanArt Gallery, Lincoln Center, NY. 1996: "Other Artists of the 50's," Kendall Campus Art Gallery Miami-Dade Community College, Miami, Florida. 2001: Second to None: Six Artists of the New York SchoolThomas McCormick Gallery,Chicago. 2005: Rapt in the New York School The Studio, Armonk, NY. 2007-2008: SUITCASE PAINTINGS SMALLSCALE ABSTRACT EXPRESSIONISM ITINERARY: Georgia Museum of Art, Athens, GA May 19 July 22, 2007 Ball State University Museum of Art, Muncie, IN September 8 December 2, 2007 Utah Museum of Fine Art, Salt Lake City, UT January 19 March 29, 2008 Sydney Mishkin Gallery, Baruch College, New York, NY May 3 June 4, 2008 Greenville County Museum of Art, Greenville, SC June 28 August 24, 2008 Loyola University Museum of Art, Chicago, IL September 19 October 26, 2008 Some literature on Michael West: Schwabacher, Ethel. Arshile Gorky. Macmillan Company for The Whitney Museum of American Art, 1957. pp.61-64. Uptown Gallery. Michael West Paintings. Uptown Gallery, NY, 1957. 4 page brochure with 1 page Clark Mills insert. Lists 31 paintings. Richmond and McNamara. Michael West, Painter-Poet. Pollock-Krasner House and Study Center, NY, 1996. Ashton, Dore. Michael West, The Automatic Paintings. 123 Watts Gallery, NY, 1999. Snyder, Gary. Other Artists of the 50's. Kendall Campus Art Gallery of the Miami-Dade Community College, Florida, 1996. Spender, Mathew. From A High Place: A Life of Arshile Gorky. Knopf, NY, 1999. pp.130-137, 151, 153-156. Herskovic, Marika. New York School Abstract Expressionists Artists Choice by Artists. NY School Press, 2000. Second to None: Six Artists of the New York SchoolThomas McCormick Gallery,Chicago, 2001. Suitcase Paintings: Small Scale Abstract Expressionism. Kingsley, April. (Travelling Museum Show)Chicago, 2007. Abstract Expressionism Second to None 4. Thomas McCormick Gallery, Chicago, 2007.

Almost any major book on Arshile Gorky usually discusses Michael West because of their historic relationship. For example, please see: Herrera, Hayden. Arshile Gorky His Life and Work. Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2003. (The author of Frida). From A High Place: A Life of Arshile Gorky. Spender, Mathew. Alfred A. Knopf, NY, 1999. Arshile Gorky. Schwabacher, Ethel. Macmillan for the Whitney Museum, NY, 1957. Arshile Gorky Levy, Julien. Harry Abrams, NY, 1966.

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