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 Leonor Fini   (1907-1996)

  Leonor Fini
  • ~88 pages (non-paginated)
  • 2 color and 37 color illustrations
  • book size 7⅝" x 5⅛" (20 x 13 cm.)
  • published 1951, Editoriale Periodici Italiani, Milan
  • seventh volume in the series Galleria
  • softbound with wraps
  • editor Orio Vergani
  • author Gérald Messadié
  • translator Raffaele Carrieri
  • text in Italian
  • includes bibliography and biography
  • Condition: very good with general handling wear commensurate with age
Among the earliest published monographs on Leonor Fini, here is the seventh volume of Galleria, a series of seven monographs on Modern Italian artists. The previous six volumes focused on Alberto Savinio, Francesco Messina, Achille Funi, Mario Cortiello, Pio Semeghini, and Amerigo Bartoli.

Our copy is inscribed in ink Camillo Aldao | Roma. Abril 1952 on the top of the front end leaf by the artist and additionally signed and dedicated in ink (again to Aldao) by Fini on the top of the title page. Camillo Aldao, by the way, was referred to in the August 08, 1924 issue of the Omaha Morning Bee as "a fabulously rich Argentinian".

An uncommon, extremely collectible, hand signed monograph illustrating many of Fini's most highly regarded paintings and drawings.

Leonor Fini - Galleria - signature detail - 1951 hand signed monograph
Leonor Fini
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Leonor Fini - Galleria - 1951 hand signed monograph
Leonor Fini
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Leonor Fini - 1951 Hand Signed Illustrated Monograph

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