Leon Golub: Paintings, 1970. Hayden Gallery, MIT, Cambridge, Massachusetts. Sponsored by the MIT Committee on the Visual Arts. 8.5 x 11, pp.24. Kraft paper printed wrappers designed by Jacqueline Casey.
Published in conjunction with the exhibition held at the Hayden Gallery, from September 19 through October 25, 1970. Catalog essay by Barbara Klein and illustrated throughout with twenty-five mostly black and white examples including a photograph of the American activist artist, known for his purposeful, politically charged paintings.
The kraft paper jacket printed with red ink and kinetic typography is presumed to be designed by Jacqueline Casey. She designed the poster (see image; not for sale) for this exhibition of which she said: “Golub used strong, sweeping, horizontal brushstrokes. I wanted the type to respond to his technique and the colors to his sober subject matter.”
Casey headed MIT’s Office of Design Services from 1955 to 1989 where she and her colleagues played a critical role in popularizing functional Modernism and the International Typographic Style in the USA. “My work combines two cultures: The American interest in visual metaphor on the one hand, and the Swiss fascination with planning, fastidiousness, and control over technical execution on the other.”
A near fine, plain white stapled softcover exhibition catalog with a small gallery sticker inside.