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Marden, Brice (Artist) & Costello, Eileen (Curator/Author). BRICE MARDEN: PHAIDON FOCUS. London, England: Phaidon Press, 2013. Hardcover. First Edition/First Printing. 148 pages. As New/As New.

Book-length account on subject. One of the best books on the art of Brice Marden. The First Hardcover Edition. Precedes and should not be confused with all other subsequent editions. Published in a small and limited first print run as a hardcover original only and as part of the "Phaidon Focus" Series on great modern artists. A brilliant production by Phaidon: Oversize-volume format. Pictorial hard boards with titles on cover and spine, as issued. Art by Brice Marden. Curated and written by Eileen Costello. Printed on pristine-white, thick coated stock paper to the highest standards. In translucent glassine DJ with titles on the cover and spine, as issued. Presents a comprehensive overview of the delicately beautiful art of Brice Marden. Marden's early work, characterized by the luminous monochrome panels for which he was first recognized, appear with his recent work, shimmering calligraphic gestures and a belated shift to heightened colors. His use of the grid, engagement with time and space in the studio, absorption of the elemental qualities of Nature, and the singular meditative-cum-emotional effect of his work combine to make him our "most profound abstract painter" (Peter Schjeldahl). An absolute "must-have" title for Brice Marden collectors. This copy is very prominently and beautifully signed in black ink-pen on the title page by Brice Marden. It is signed directly on the page itself, not on a tipped-in page. This title is now collectible. As far as we know, this is the only signed copy of the First Hardcover Edition/First Printing available online and is in especially fine condition: Clean, crisp, and bright, a pristine beauty. A rare signed copy thus. One of the greatest living artists. A fine collectible copy. . ISBN 0714861448. $150.00

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