Possibilities 1; An Occasional Review [Problems of Contemporary Art]. Robert Motherwell, eds.

Possibilities 1; An Occasional Review [Problems of Contemporary Art]

New York: Wittenborn, Schulz, 1947. First edition. Soft cover. 111p, many black-and-white ills. Typographic cover by Paul Rand. Handling soil to covers; small scrape to front cover. Publisher's binding glue stains to joints. Overall internally very good. Very good. Item #30292

Motherwell was the editor for art. The other editors were Harold Rosenberg (writing), Pierre Chareau (architecture), and John Cage (music). The "magazine" addresses the difficult choices facing all postwar artists in light of the "enormous pressure" of the "deadly political situation." "If one is to continue to paint or write as the political trap seems to close upon him he must perhaps have the extremest faith in sheer possibility."

No. 4 in the publisher's series Problems of Contemporary Art. A review so "occasional" that only this issue was published. Writings and art by or about Arp, Baziotes, Paul Goodman, Hayter, Miro, Niemeyer, Pollock, Rothko, David Smith, Varese, and others. The last section prints a complete list of musical works by Ben Weber, Virgil Thomson, Edgard Varese, and Alexei Haieff, up to June 1947. Can be sent outside the US for less than the default shipping rate.

Price: $75.00

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