New York: Harry N. Abrams, Inc., 1987.
Andrew Wyeth. 1st Edition, Hardcover, coffee-table sized. First edition, first printing.
A controversial and mesmerizing collection... "ANDREW WYETH : THE HELGA PICTURES presents to the public for the first and only time every work in the series - from a small, closely observed sketch of Helga's eye, through numerous lush studies of Helga asleep, to rich, highly polished dry brushes and temperas."
Foreword by the Director of the National Gallery of Art, Washington, J. Carter Brown, text by deputy director of the National Gallery in Washington, John Wilmerding (first scholar to have seen the series in its entirety), and text by the publisher, collector and philanthropist Leonard E. B. Andrews, who purchased the works with the intention of preserving them as national treasures. Comments by artist Andrew Wyeth.
Red cloth boards with gold debossed lettering on spine and cover. In original glossy colour reproduction dustjacket, unclipped, fine condition. 208 pages; with 294 illustrations, including 96 plates in full colour.
Item #33044 Price: US$150.00