CLANCY, J: Judith Clancy (1933-1999): Drawings (Charles Campbell Gallery Exhibition Poster)

Poster: Judith Clancy (1933-1999): Drawings (Charles Campbell Gallery Exhibition Poster). Judith Clancy (1933-1999): Drawings (Charles Campbell Gallery Exhibition Poster). Charles Campbell Gallery, 2004. Unmarked poster for September 14-October 23, 2004 exhibition at the Charles Campbell Gallery in San Francisco. Folded into four panels for mailing. Crossed out mailing address on the back. Also a scrap on the back.Very Good. Posters. (#22162) $25.00

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Poster image is Hotel Saint-Louis, 6 July 1975, ink on letterhead paper. Measures 11×17 inches unfolded.

Judith Clancy (1933-1990) focused on drawing throughout her life. She is best known for her drawings of Paris and San Francisco. She received her first formal art training from Moses Soyer who later used her as a model in many of his paintings.

Poster: Aline Kominsky-Crumb 1989 Poster for “Fools Fantasy”

Poster. Aline Kominsky-Crumb 1989 Poster for "Fools Fantasy" Aline Kominsky-Crumb 1989 Poster for “Fools Fantasy” at the San Francisco Art Institute. San Francisco: San Francisco Art Institute, 1989. Very Good. Posters. (#23033) $300.00

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Printed poster (mailer) for the April Fools Fantasy at the San Francisco Art Institute, Saturday, April 1, 1989.

Printed date and signature in brush, lower left: “2 ’89 Aline Kominsky-Crumb.”

Poster measures 11×17 inches unfolded. It was folded into 8 panels, 4 on each side, for mailing. Printed on both sides. It served as a promotional piece and there is mailing label residue on one panel.

Listed artists include Terry Allen, Michael Almaguer, Bill Berkson, Squeak Carnwath, Tim Collins, Bruce Conner, Paul DeMarinis, Tom Holland, Carrie Lederer, Judy Malloy, Maria Porges, Linda Stupski, and others.

Aline Kominsky-Crumb is one of the most significant artists to emerge from the underground comix movement of the 1960s and ’70s. She collaborates with husband R. Crumb and is also a celebrated painter and cartoonist.  This poster was created before she and Robert Crumb moved to France.

Founded in 1871, the Art Institute (SFAI) claims to be the only fine arts school dedicated to contemporary art. It gained an illustrious reputation on the West Coast for courting faculty members like the photographers Ansel Adams, Dorothea Lange and Edward Weston. Alums include Annie Leibovitz and Kehinde Wiley. An institutional victim of the unprecedented global COVID-19 pandemic, the school is scheduled to close down due to mounting debt after issuing degrees in May 2020.

STUART, G: Imprenta Glorias by Gloria Stuart (with Cockerell marbled paper cover, 2000)

Cover. Imprenta Glorias by Gloria Stuart (with Cockerell marbled paper cover, 2000) Stuart, Gloria. Imprenta Glorias by Gloria Stuart (with Cockerell marbled paper cover, 2000). Imprenta Glorias, 2000.

Unmarked. Small tear on edge of first page. Very Good. Sewn Binding. (#23572) $175.00

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Cockerell paper marbled cover, with a stamp: Cockerell, Letchworth, England 1954.

This book was prepared as a keepsake for the Roxburghe-Zamorano fiesta in San Francisco, 2000. Allywn O’Mara bound it.The drawings on the inside were inspired by paraphernalia of Lillian Marks, Plantin Press.

Imprenta Glorias is the imprint of film and television actress Gloria Stuart (Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm, 1938; My Favorite Year, 1982; Titanic, 1997).

In 1983, when she was in her seventies, the master printer Ward Ritchie taught her to print. Stuart started a fresh career as a respected designer of hand-printed artists’ books and broadsides. She produced illustrated books and broadsides under her own imprint, Imprenta Glorias, from 1984-2006.

Her print work is in the collections of the Getty Museum in Los Angeles and the Victoria and Albert Museum in London.

The Plantin Press, a small private press in Los Angeles was started in 1931 by Saul and Lillian Marks.