Pam! . . Dans l'oeil [memoirs of pioneering woman art dealer]
Weill, Berthe

Pam! . . Dans l'oeil [memoirs of pioneering woman art dealer]

Weill, Berthe. Pam! . . Dans l'oeil: Ou trente ans dans les coulisses de la peinture contemporaine 1900-1930. Paris: Librairie Lipschutz 1933. 325p + 4 pls. (described below). Good paperbound (newly rebound, with most of the original front paper cover laid down). Internally very good. In a handsome custom-made clamshell box (rust cloth, gilt-stamped black spine label); small stain to one of the hidden sides of the box). No. 97 of 500 copies on velin du Marais. In French. ** Memoirs of this pioneering dealer and champion of modern art. In her biographer's words, Weill, "a Jewish woman of modest origins," "was the first woman ever to open an art gallery which she did in a tiny little shop in Montmartre in 1901." (It was some decades before other women followed her example.) She was the first dealer to show the paintings of Picasso (1902), Matisse, Bonnard, Braque, Dufy, Leger, Maillol, and others. She showed the Fauves very early on, various women artists, and in 1917 she gave Modigliani his only exhibition during his lifetime. A survivor of two world wars, she died in her mid-80s in 1951. The plates are two by Picasso (including frontispiece portrait of Weill) and one color pochoir each by Dufy and Pascin. Shipping/handling may be extra; please keep this in mind when ordering. (Item ID: 1005852)


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