Hirshhorn Medici from Brooklyn (with) An Amusing Note from Joseph H. Hirshhorn & Other Ephemera
Hyams, Barry

New York, U.S.A.: E.P. Dutton, 1979. F x + 206 pages; with black and white illustrations; dustjacket with some wear & rubbing, price clipped; jacket good; volume in very good condition; (with) cellophane-taped to the front endpaper is a typed note initial-signed in blue ink "JHH" on Joseph H. Hirshhorn 277 Park Avenue NY printed letterhead dated October 23, 1972 to Richard Bernhard of The Richards Group, Inc. Great Neck, "Dear Dick: Enclosed you will find a check for $ 20.00. This is in payment for the $ 20.00 you loaned me. Thank you. It was nice having you with us. You're full of beans, "Kid"! Sincerely, JHH" (with) taped in on the opposite endpaper is a Happy New Year! photo-card from Olga & Joe Hirshhorn 1978 (printed greetings) with 2 additional similar cards, for Hirshhorn's 80th birthday in 1979 and another holiday greetings 1978 - these illustrated with photos by his daughter, artist Naomi Caryl; also a color card with 1980 wishes and a laid-in notice that the Hirshhorn office had moved from NY to Washington; with a snapshot photograph of what appears to be a young Joseph Hirshhorn in wooded surroundings (not identified); and two copies of the Joseph H. Hirshhorn 1899 - 1981 memorial "Tribute" given at the Washington Hebrew Congregation in DC on September 16. 1981; and a couple of newspaper clippings regarding his life & legacy; little wear and aging to these ephemeral items; in very good condition. "...Hirshhorn's achievements as an art patron cannot be underestimated...He was a self-made man and self-taught art patron who amassed a contemporary art collection of such breadth and depth that it became the nucleus of an international museum of modern and contemporary art..." (Judith Zilczer in the ANB) Very Good Hardcover (Item ID: 23892)


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