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Portfolio: An Intercontinental Quarterly; later subtitled An Intercontinental Review. Vol. I (Summer 1945) through Vol. II, No. 6 (1948) (all published)
A suite of six portfolios comprising a complete run of the arts and literature serial, curated and published by Caresse Crosby in the United States and France, with editorial assistance from Harry Thornton Moore, Henry Miller, Selden Rodman, Romare Bearden, and Sam Rosenberg, published on a wide variety of paper stocks, sizes, and colors from various printers due to paper shortages during and immediately after the war, each issue including examples of prose, poetry, and visual art, and featuring contributions from a large number of well-known artists and writers including Henry Miller, Gwendolyn Brooks, Karl Shapiro, Kay Boyle, Henry Moore, Henri Matisse, Paul Eluard, Paul Grimault, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Albert Camus, Pablo Picasso, Giacometti, Jean-Paul Sartre, Charles Bukowski, Jean Genet, Natalia Ginzburg, Garcia Lorca, Wilfredo Lam, Carlo Levi, Giorgio de Chirico, Alberto Moravia, Morandi, Leo Tolstoy, Anaïs Nin, Max Ernst, Man Ray, and others. Profusely illustrated throughout. Some scattered toning, minor staining. Folio. Cardboard portfolio folders, first issue with plastic spiral binding, contents loose as issued. Some damage to folders, scattered staining or foxing, some issues with separations or tears along central fold. Paris/Washington, D.C. (Black Sun Press) 1945-1948. The Black Sun Press was an English-language press founded by American expats Harry and Caresse Crosby, and was known for publishing the early works of many modernist writers who would later enjoy great fame, including D.H. Lawrence, Archibald MacLeish, Henry Miller, Anaïs Nin, Charles Bukowski, and Ernest Hemingway. It lasted longer than the several other expatriate presses founded in Paris during the 1920s. Portfolio was published years after Harry's suicide, stemming from Caresse's desire to continue her work with young and avant-garde writers and artists. The second issue was published in Paris less than 7 months after the end of World War II and featured primarily French writers and artists, and the fourth and sixth issues were focused on Italian and Greek artists and writers, respectively.
      [Bookseller: F.A. Bernett Books]
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