New York: Artists Equity Assoc. 1953.
Illustrated with original prints by a wide cross-section of American artists. Covers by Vertes & Frasconi. Among the artists contributing prints were, Milton Avery, Chaim Gross, Fritz Eichenberg, Reginald Marsh, Leo Lionni and Marcel Vertes. Folio, original illustrated wrappers, spiral bound. One of a series of annual volumes published in conjunction with an annual ball, and New York, Artists Equity Association, 1953. Scarce. A near fine copy. Limited to 2000 copies.
"First conceived in 1950 from an idea by Julio de Diego, Improvisations has been accepted as a novel and original medium by advertisers in sympathy with the ideals of the Artists Equity Association. The member-artists who illustrated this journal were in most cases selected by the advertisers from our membership list and were given complete freedom of expression. Each page was designed by the artist directly on the litho plate, thus making this a collection of original lithographs." -- The Editor.
Condition: Near Fine