20 Drawings by Franco Minei
New York: Gallery 63, . First Edition. Folio (50cm). Number 207 of an unspecified number of copies. Printed paper portfolio containing 21 loose sheets, including one page of letterpress and 20 halftones after original works by the author. Inscribed on front cover: "A Ben Shan [sic] / mio maestro e mi [illegible]," signed by the artist and dated in 1964. From the library of Ben and Bernarda Bryson Shahn, with estate label tipped on inside front cover. Attractive, privately-issued portfolio of Minei's drawings from the 1960s, mostly large-scale portraits and life studies rendered in ink wash. Minei (b. 1922) is an important Italian realist, one of the founders of the New Roman school and a student of Giorgio di Chirico. This item very scarce; none others noted in commerce, and OCLC returns no locations.