12 December 1975-10 Januar 1976
Galerie Bischofberger, Zurich Switzerland
+ Illustrated Invitation Card to Vernissage (Opening)
Text in German
Extremely Rare: Sells for US $700 + Up
This extremely rare oblong shaped softcover catalogue with stapled wraps was published on the occasion of the above exhibition at the internationally renowned Galerie Bischofberger in Zurich. We found only one other copy of this cataogue selling for US $700 -- and that one was without the separate illustrated invitation to the opening reception, which we offer here.
The catalogue essay, entitled "Der Zeichner Henri Cartier-Bresson" was written by renowned Swiss journalist and art writer Manuel Gasser. It is followed by 29 superb full page black and white illustrations. At the end is a Checklist of all 29 works in the exhibition.
Also, laid in separately is a rare illustrated fold out invitation card, with a private invitation to attend the opening reception of the exhibition at the private residence of Manuel Gasser, Swiss journalist and author of this (and other) writings on Cartier-Bresson. The card measures 5.75 by 8.25 inches, opening up to 10.50 by 8.25 inches.
We acquired this catalogue from the private collection of Lady Marina Vaizey, the former art critic for the Times of London, so it is one of the few copies that includes exceptionally, this opening reception invitation card and text which is so elegant it could be framed separately.
This catalogue measures 11.75 inches by 8.25 inches and has 32 pages. There is minor shelf wear and age wear to the covers, especially around stress points (spine) and some corner bending/creasing, otherwise in very good vintage condition.
NOT ex-library; NO markings whatsoever. The rare illustrated invitation card laid in is in excellent condition.
Bruno Bischofberger was one of Europe's most important and influential dealer, and is known, among other achievements as one of Andy Warhol's earliest and most fervent collectors and dealers. (Bischofberger is often credited for his contributions on elevating Warhol's prices into the stratosphere.)
NOT ex-library; NO markings whatsoever. An uncommon and highly collectible catalogue, and a must-have for artists as well as serious fans, dealers, collectors and scholars of the works of Henri-Cartier Bresson.