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Modernism - Materiality - Meaning: Highlights

Exhibition Highlights


Wise Men Fished Here

A Centennial Exhibition in Honor of the Gotham Book Mart, 1920–2020

February 18 – May 20, 2019

B&W photograph of Frances Steloff and the interior of the Gotham Book Mart. New York.

Photograph. Gotham Book Mart founder and first owner Frances Steloff and the interior of the Gotham Book Mart. New York.

B&W photograph. L to R: Buckminster Fuller, Carol Bourne, unidentified man, Wilbur Macy Stone, Kay Steele, Christopher Morley, Frances Steloff, Glenn Hunter, unidentified woman, and Mitchell Kennerley at a party in the back garden of the Gotham Book Mart. New York, n.d.

Photograph. L to R: Buckminster Fuller, Carol Bourne, unidentified man, Wilbur Macy Stone, Kay Steele, Christopher Morley, Frances Steloff, Glenn Hunter, unidentified woman, and Mitchell Kennerley at a party in the back garden of the Gotham Book Mart. New York, n.d.

B&W photograph. Gotham Book Mart front window display of James Joyce related items, ca. 1959.

Photograph. Gotham Book Mart front window display of James Joyce related items, ca. 1959.

Andy Warhol His Early Works: 1947–1959. New York, Gotham Book Mart Gallery, 1971. Exhibition broadside.

Andy Warhol His Early Works: 1947–1959. New York, Gotham Book Mart Gallery, 1971. Exhibition broadside.

We Moderns: Gotham Book Mart 1920–1940. New York: Gotham Book Mart, 1940. Original Gotham catalogue signed by Frances Steloff. Ruth Bower, cover painting. Carl Van Vechten, cover photo. © Van Vechten Trust.

Gotham Book Mart. Internal inventory of Little Magazines. Gotham Book Mart, New York.

Gotham Book Mart. Internal inventory of Little Magazines. Gotham Book Mart, New York.

Charles Henri Ford, editor. View, November 1945. New York: View, 1945. Cover art by Leon Kelly.

Charles Henri Ford, editor. View, November 1945. New York: View, 1945. Cover art by Leon Kelly.