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LS Lowry: Conversation Pieces (2003)

£25.00

ISBN: 9781904449003
Artist(s): LS Lowry
Author(s): Andrew Lambirth
Format: hardback
Edition: First Edition
Year published: 2003
Publisher: Chaucer
Total Pages: 160
Illustrations: Profusely illustrated

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L S Lowry is one of Britain’s best-loved artists. In LS Lowry: Conversation Pieces, gallery owner Andras Kalman tells of his long friendship with the man and his experiences as a dealer in Lowry’s work. An Hungarian émigré, Kalman opened his first gallery in Manchester in 1949 – an establishment that soon attracted a visit from the great Mancunian artist. Lowry not only bought a work on display but immediately agreed that Kalman become a dealer in his work. The two men became firm friends and their relationship continued until Lowry’s death. Now in his eighties, Kalman recalls Lowry in conversation with the writer and critic Andrew Lambirth, drawing a vivid picture of the private man. A sensitive, somewhat reclusive character, Lowry showed himself only to a handful of intimates, and Kalman gives a sympathetic account of his client and friend, drawing attention to the seldom-recognised breadth of his work. Illustrated by 80 paintings, Lowry’s best-known works are displayed, along with lesser-known works of equal boldness and originality. A remarkable insight into the life and unique talent of a great British artist.

Condition: inscription from Andras Kalman to half-title page thanking the previous owner for supporting his gallery. Blue cloth boards a little rubbed to edges and corners. Dust-jacket a little shelf-worn, otherwise very good.

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