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Undated. An anatomical sketch by Feitelson, working on a male form, with a rocking chair on the verso. 4-1/2" x 8". Unsigned, but accompanied by a signed copy of the magazine Minotaure from 1933. The sketch shows some light green watercolor on the page and is near fine; the magazine has endured some unsuccessful attempts at reinforcing with a tape binding; the covers are detached. The signature, "Property of Lorser Feitelson," appears on the upper edge of the front cover. Feitelson was one of the founders of what came to be called the Los Angeles School of painting, a post-surrealist style that developed into what became the "Hard Edge" style of abstraction. This drawing exhibits a classical approach to draftsmanship. The issue of Minotaure is number 3-4, and features writing by Andre Breton, Tristan Tzara, and others; photographs by Man Ray and Brassai, among others; and artwork by Picasso, Matisse, Miro and Dali, among others. A glimpse of the artist's work, and a well-used example of a key surrealist publication, that provides some context for the artwork. [#032871] $1,500
(Paris), (1950-1959). Five issues of Art D'aujourd'hui. (1950-1954) and eight issues of L'Oeill (1955-1959). Nonconsecutive issues, with Feitelson's markings throughout and his name written on a 1954 issue of Art D'aujourd'hui. Feitelson was one of the founders of what came to be called the Los Angeles School of painting, a post-surrealist style that developed into what became the "Hard Edge" style of abstraction. The first issue here of AD is without a rear cover and has detaching pages. At least one issue has an excision by Feitelson to a page. Overall the lot is very good. Together with Feitelson's copy of The Forum Exhibition of Modern American Painters (NY: 1916) that had been inscribed to him, although only "To Lorser" is now legible; a very good copy with a chipped jacket protector affixed to it. [#033010] $1,300