Vintage New in Shrink Art Book Andrew Wyeth The Helga Pictures John Wilmerding Abrams 1987


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This is a vintage book titled Andrew Wyeth The Helga Pictures. The book is still in its original shrink wrap, so although about 36 years old, is still unopened and in like-new condition. This features text by art historian John Wilmerding and a collection of sketches and paintings of Wyeths neighbour Helga Testorf. Wyeth painted Helga in secret from 1971 until 1985, often in the nude, and without telling either of their spouses. The collection went on exhibit in 1987 at the National Gallery of Art and then on tour and caused much controversy due to the circumstances of their creation. The book was published by Harry N Abrams Inc. New York, the first edition issued in 1987. Its impossible to ascertain whether this is a first edition first printing without opening the shrink. The ISBN number is 0-8109-1788-2. The book measures 9 3/4 by 11 1/4 with a thickness of 1. The book has a red board hardcover with printed dust wrapper. Very nice coffee table book..