Very Fine Art Books


Below are a few books related to collecting art that we suggest.

New York School Abstract Expressionists: Artists Choice by Artists

A Complete Documentation of the New York Painting and Sculpture Annuals: 1951-1957.

 Readers’ opinion:  

 Almost Perfect – Very Important! 

 Best and Most Complete Study of The NY School to Date! opinion opinion    


LIBRARIES,   February 2001: 

“The book is unique; it can be used as a reference for artists’

biographies, for exhibition documentation, or as the history of

a specific artistic movement.

Highly recommended. General readers; undergraduates

through faculty.”    

Ed. by Marika Herskovic, ISBN: 0967799406

New York School Press, 2000.

Hardcover with jacket, 12 x 9 inches,

176 full-page color art reproductions, printed in Germany,  393 pages, indexes. 265 artists are documented.

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American Abstract Expressionism of the 1950s: An Illustrated Survey

with Artists’ Statements, Artwork and  Biographies.


 “This excellent publication builds on the earlier [above] publication. It has broadened the scope to include artists from throughout the US,
 rectified…omission of African American artists… and concentrated on 88 artists…excellent layout and superb photographs. Highly recommended”  ~ CHOICE,CURRENT REVIEWS FOR ACADEMIC LIBRARIESJuly/August 2003.

“Herskovic overviews American abstract expressionism with this hefty volume of plates. Beyond the names you’ll immediately recognize (Pollack,  DeKooning, Gorky, etc.) this alphabetically arranged set takes a fair and complete look, including commentary from the artists…. We like Kline’s ideas on size and space and also when DeKooning says, “spiritually I am wherever my spirit allows me to be.” American Abstract should be a  fixture in libraries and the homes of the lovers of the form.” 

 “Researchers will seek out this well designed selection.”
~Library Journal August 2003.

Amazon .com opinion opinion opinion

Ed. by Marika Herskovic,
ISBN: 0967799414.
New York School Press 2003;
Hardcover, 12×9 inches,
372 pages,
176 full page color reproductions, printed in Germany. 

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American Abstract and Figurative Expressionism: Style is Timely Art is Timeless

An Illustrated Survey with Artists’ Statement, Artwork and Biographies.

 January 10, 2010
Readers’ opinion: 
 Highly recommendedLibraries supporting both studio

and art history programs at the lower undergraduate and

above; general readers.” ~ CHOICE  

Readers’ opinion:
It is an important contribution to the study of Abstract

Expressionism. 58 painters and sculptors are featured. Each

of these artists have 2 works shown (full page) one abstract

and one figurative work and an artist’s statement. The

reproductions are excellent. There is also a Bio, and a

listing of solo exhibitions and group exhibitions for each of

these artists. An amazing amount of research and love went

into this new production of the New York and Californian

Schools abstract and figurative expressionism. You can see

that these schools were actually a bonafide community of

artists. This 254 page book was sumptuously printed and

has a 12 x 9 1/2 inch format. The book has a black cloth

binding and a handsome dust jacket with ALL the names of

the listed artists. This platinum dust-jacket has black and red

lettering which pops-out and is a stunning tribute to the

Ed. by Marika Herskovic, ISBN: 0967799422

New York School Press, 2009.

Hardcover with jacket, 12 x 9 inches,

116 full-page color art reproductions,

printed in Germany,

254 pages, indexes. 58 artists are documented.

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