1950s ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT AND TYPED NOTES OF ONE OF FRANCE'S FOREMOST MID-20th CENTURY ART CRITICS

By: ANDRE BERNE-JOFFROY

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On offer is a rare group of manuscript and typed notes written by one of France's most influential art critics and exhibition organizers. The collection comprises 58 loose-leaf pages, 8.5 inches by 11 inches and dates from the 1950s or 1960s. The typed manuscript is single-sided and accompanying notes are for the most part double-sided. The entire collection is in French and is in very good condition. Andre-Berne-Joffroy was born in 1915 and passed away at the age of 93 in 2007. He worked for twenty five years at the Museum of Modern Art in the city of Paris as mission manager. He was responsible for many of the important Paris exhibitions of modern art from the 1950s through the 1980s He created a number of significant exhibitions such as Lam, Matta and Penalha in 1968, Kandinsky in 1972, Music in 1972-1973, Hartung in 1980. But the most important of his initiatives were presented outside his home museum: "Pierre Loeb" at the Loeb Gallery in 1979. He is also credited with the rediscovery of the Italian master artist Michelangelo Caravaggio with the publication in 1959 of the book Le Dossier Caravage. Caravaggio had a formative influence on the Baroque school of painting. The manuscript is titled La Peinture Byzantine and refers to a particular style of painting. Another page has the notation Staël (Galerie Dubourg) at the top of the page. This refers to the great French painter Nicholas de Staël who Berne-Joffroy knew and had written about. This is a rare collection from one of France's great art critics and writers. An art historian would find them most valuable for the insights gleaned from Berne-Joffroy's notes and drafts. Certainly, they are important to anyone studying France's overwhelming importance in the world of art.

Title: 1950s ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT AND TYPED NOTES OF ONE OF FRANCE'S FOREMOST MID-20th CENTURY ART CRITICS

Author Name: ANDRE BERNE-JOFFROY

Illustrator: /

Categories: Books and Manuscripts General Overview, 20th Century Manuscript, 20th Century Diary,

Publisher: Paris, France, 1950

Book Condition: Good +

Type: Manuscript

Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall

Seller ID: 0008067

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