The Great Migration

The Great Migration

New York: The Museum of Modern Art, The Philips Collection, Harper Collins, 1993. Oblong 4to. [48] pp. Color reproductions of the entire "Migration of the Negro" series. Deluxe binding of blue cloth, gilt-lettered; cloth slipcase with mounted color image on front. A near-fine copy with only slightest of toning to the spine. Item #402547

FIRST EDITION, FIRST PRINTING. LIMITED DELUXE ISSUE, number 4 of 100 copies signed by Lawrence and bound in cloth, and with slipcase. Lawrence's "The Migration of the Negro", a narrative series of sixty individual panels, was painted between 1940 and 1941. In March 1942, less than one year after its completion, the series was divided evenly between the collections of The Museum of Modern Art and The Philips Collection. This book was published on the occasion of the 1993 exhibition "Jacob Lawrence: The Migration Series," organized by The Philips Collection, which traveled from Washington, DC to Milwaukee; Portland, Oregon, Birmingham, St. Louis, and New York City.

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