Place Published: [New York]
Publisher: Reprinted from Art in America
Date Published: 
Edition: 1st Edition
Binding: Soft Cover
12 x 9 inches. 20 pages plus light blue light card cover. 16 page full colour article written by Jay Jacobs, reprinted from Art in America, July - August 1969 (Art in America. Vol. 57, no. 4 (July/Aug. 1969), p. 56-71.) Photos of sculptures and paintings by Geoffrey Clements Inscribed and signed by Hirshhorn: To Robert Merritt Allen Dated Greenwich, Conn., Aug. 26th, 1975 Very good condition.
Joseph H. Hirshhorn (1899–1981) was an entrepreneur, financier and art collector. Hirshhorn graced his Greenwich mansion with paintings by Willem de Kooning, Raphael Soyer, Jackson Pollock, Larry Rivers, and Thomas Eakins, and the grounds outside with sculptures by Auguste Rodin, Pablo Picasso, Henri Matisse, Alberto Giacometti, Alexander Calder, and Henry Moore. He allowed many nonprofit groups to use tours of his sculpture garden for fundraising. Wikipedia
In 1966 Hirshhorn donated much of his collection, consisting of 6,000 paintings and sculptures from the 19th and 20h centuries (and constituting one of the world's largest private art treasures), to the United States government, along with a $2 million endowment. The Smithsonian Institution established the Joseph H. Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden in Washington, D.C., in 1966 to hold the collection; the museum opened in 1974. At Hirshhorn's death in 1981, he willed an additional 6,000 works and a $5 million endowment to the museum.
Very Good. Item #4878