This is an incredible piece. It comes directly from the estate of the founder of Tiber Press. This was the original advertising piece that Tiber Press put out for the four volume set they produced in 1960. Today those volumes sell for nearly $25,000. Alfred Leslie created the original silkscreen which measures 17 x 14 inches. He also printed this one for the advertisement as it says below the print. This print measures 8 x 7 inches. I am guessing that there was a very limited amount of these published. I am guessing that very few of these originals remain. I have been unable to find any others anywhere. The print goes to the margins and is not signed or numbered. The silkscreen is attached to the the inner fold of the trifold piece. The information tells the description of the books as well as pictures the artists at work. Print is in perfect as printed condition. The opposite page shows mirroring as the piece has probably rested closed since about 1960. Piece could be easily folded back for preservation and framing. Just a stunning rare original Alfred Leslie piece.
For those not familiar with Alfred Leslie, his biography reads:
"Born in New York City in 1927, Alfred Leslie attended New York University, studying with Tony Smith and William Baziotes. He taught painting at New York Studio School, University of Pennsylvania, Amherst College, and Yale University. He Received an Independent Film Award for Pull My Daisy and won a merit award for painting from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. He was first an Abstract Expressionist and then turned to realism in his paintings, drawings, and prints starting in 1958. His stark portrayals of both male and female nudes are almost super-realistic whereas his landscapes are serene and brooding. The influence of his filmmaking activities that earned him the Independent Film Award in 1960 can be seen in some of his prints."
Alfred Leslie Tiber Press ABSTRACT EXPRESSIONIST Silkscreen from "Permanently"
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