While I wait for folks to return calls, I wanted to share with the Friends of Unfair Park one of two items I picked up at Half Price Books over the weekend: a 1952 black-and-white pamphlet from the Dallas Museum of Fine Arts showcasing Impressions of Dallas, consisting entirely of the colorful work of the late German artist George Grosz. And, quelle coincidence: Soon as I started to look further into his watercolors, oil paintings and sketches depicting Dallas, done at the behest of the late department store magnate Leon Harris, I discovered that they'll return to the Dallas Museum of Art on June 1, 2011, in an exhibit titled Flower of the Prairie: George Grosz in Dallas, 1952.
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The summer 2011 exhibit will mark the first time since '52 the works have been shown together. So, then, consider the pamphlet found on the other side less a history lesson than a very sneak peek at next summer's showcase.
Here, incidentally, you'll find a color reproduction of Dallas Skyline available for purchase in various sizes.
I also found stashed away amongst the Dallas effluvia one of the 300 copies of Sketches of Dallas that Guy Cahoon made for First Republic Bank. I will share that with the Friends later this week -- it'll take a while to scan, but it's well worth it.