Fine Books & Collections Features Article on Swann's Illustrated Books and Livres d'Artiste Sale






Ellen Firsching Brown writes in her article "Swann Song: A Last Hurrah for the Ritter Collection of Artist Books":

Last month Swann held the largest auction of modern illustrated books in recent memory. The 200-piece collection, assembled by Arizona collector Mel Ritter over a period of 35 years, was a veritable what’s what of book art, everything from early 20th-century livres d’artiste by Picasso and Braque to modern fine press works and sculptural book objects....more