[Picasso, Pablo. (1881–1973)] Maguy, Alex. (1905-1999) [Newman, Phyllis. (1933-2019)] [Green, Adolph. (1914-2002)] Five Exhibition Catalogues inscribed to Adolph Green and Phyllis Newman
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A collection of catalogues from the Galerie de L'Elysee, two of which are devoted exclusively to Picasso, together with two further which include significant Picasso works, each signed and inscribed by the art dealer and gallery owner Alex Maguy to Adolph Green and Phyllis Newman. Together with a 1963 holiday card with a printed inscription from Maguy, also featuring an illustration of a Picasso painting, as well as with a fifth catalogue of Impressionist and Nabis works. Catalogues all 4to. with scattered light toning and moderate edgewear, generally very good condition throughout. Provenance: From the Estate of Adolph Green and Phyllis Newman.
Alex Maguy, born in Poland, was a highly successful gallery owner in France, and was closely associated with Picasso in the artist's later years. After escaping capture by the Nazis during his early life, Maguy joined the underground resistance in France. "He also fought in various military campaigns and was decorated by the French, British and Norwegians." (The Guardian, 2017) The most interesting item in this grouping is certainly the catalogue for the 1962 exhibition"Expose 7 Tableaux Majeurs" which features a reproduction on the front cover of the poster designed by Picasso for this show (figure 123, Rodrigo "Picasso in his Posters: Image and Work,"p. 274). The catalogue is inscribed in blue ink to the inside front cover: "Pour Adolphe Green avec les compliments de Alex Maguy / Paris June 10 / 1962." Other catalogues include: "de Picasso a Picasso" with a printed inscriptio to inside front cover "que ce reflet de mon admiration pour Pablo Picasso soit auprès de vous...." adding by hand in blue ink "Deux / Pour toi Adolph Green et ta charmante femme," the printed inscription then continuing "Le messager de mon voeux Alex Maguy...1973."; "Hommage a Picasso" inscribed to inside front cover in black ink "Pour/Votre ... Ecrivain Adolphe Green avecmes compliments Alex Maguy / 3/2/72."; "Poesie de la Mer," including Picasso Paysage Terre et Mer (1965), inscribed in blue ink to inside front cover"Pour Toi et ta charmante Femme Adolph Green Votre Alex Maguy. Paris 17-6-1966."; "Exposition 7 Tableaux Rares" inscribed in blue ink to inside front cover "Pour Adolphe Green et ta charmante femme. Votre Alex Maguy. Paris 27-5-1964."