# 39863

BERGNER, Yosl

Yosl Bergner paintings 1963 – 1968 (Albert Tucker’s presentation copy)

$400.00 AUD

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Jerusalem : Bineth Publishers, 1969. Quarto, boards in illustrated dustjacket, in original cardboard carton, numerous colour and black and white plates. Presentation copy, inscribed on the title page ‘For my old and loyal friend Albert Tucker with best regards, Yosl Bergner 1969’, the box with ‘Tucker’ inscribed in pen. Loosely enclosed, a black and white photograph of Bergner with one of his portraits in his studio. Limited to 1500 copies. Bergner and Tucker were key members of Melbourne’s Angry Penguins group in the 1940s. Their work each delved into social and urban themes, and after Bergtner left Australia for Israel in 1948, the two remained lifelong friends. A significant presentation copy.