In Memory of Artist Martha Allen Armstrong


Saturday, September 30th, from 12 pm to 5 pm

Downtown Library Multi-Purpose Room


Join us for this exciting one-day event featuring a broad selection of art books from the extensive collection of artist Martha Allen Armstrong. Starting her collection in London in the sixties while attending Heatherly School of Fine Art, Martha developed an impressive library from around the world that has been generously donated to the Friends on her behalf. Hundreds of books from prehistoric to contemporary art for sale 50 to 70% off current retail value. There will be plenty of $2 books as well!


We will be holding a silent auction of some of the rare and higher value books in Martha's collection from 12 pm to 2 pm the day of the sale. All winning bidders must be present and transactions processed by 4pm. 



Collections Included in the Silent Auction

There will be a minimum bid for each collection


Brice Marden Collection


Brice Marden. Essay by David Rimanelli. Copyright 1995. 1880146118. Matthew Marks Gallery. 


Brice Marden Cold Mountain. Author Brenda Richardson. Copyright 1992. 09395494307. Houston Fine Arts Press.


Brice Marden Paintings Drawings Etchings. Copyright 1993. 188014607X. Matthew Marks Gallery.


Brice Marden Works on Paper 1964-2001. Editor Mario Codognato. Copyright 2002. First Edition. 9780954407908. Trolley Ltd. 


Plane Image: A Brice Marden Retrospective. Author Gary Garrels. Copyright 2006. 9780870704468. The Museum of Modern Art, New York.



Winfred Rembert Collection


Winfred Rembert Amazing Grace. Copyright 2012. 9780943651415. Hudson River Museum.


Winfred Rembert Memories of My Youth. Copyright 2009. Adelson Galleries.



Cy Twombly Collection

Audible Silence: Cy Twombly at Daros. Copyright 2002. 9783908247654. Scalo.


Cy Twombly A Retrospective. Author Kirk Varnedoe. Copyright 1994. 0870706209. The Museum of Modern Art, New York.


Cy Twombly At Inverleith House Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh. Copyright 2002. 1880154846. Gagosian Gallery.


Cy Twombly: Catalogue Raisonné of the Paintings Volume III 1966-1971. Editor Heiner Bastian. Copyright 1992. 3888146623. Schirmer/Mosel.


Cy Twombly: Catalogue Raisonné of Sculpture Volume I 1946-1997. Editor Nicola Del Roscio. Copyright 2001. 3888148758. Schirmer/Mosel.


Cy Twombly Die Skulptur The Sculpture. Author Katharina Schmidt. Copyright 2000. 97837775709163. Hatje Cantz Publishers.


Cy Twombly Fifty Years of Works on Paper. Essays by Simon Schama and Roland Barthes. Copyright 2005. 0874271460. Whitney Museum of Art.


Cy Twombly Photographs 1951-1999. Author Vincent Katz. Copyright 2004. 9783829600781. Schirmer/Mosel.


Cy Twombly Photographs. Author William Katz. Copyright 1993. 1880146088. Matthew Marks Gallery. 


Cy Twombly. Copyright 1990. 0939594226. Houston Fine Arts Press.

David Hockney Collection


David Hockney. Copyright 1976. 0810910586. Abrams.


David Hockney A Retrospective. Authors Maurice Tuchman and Stephanie Barron. Copyright 1988. 0810911671. Abrams. 


Hockney Paints the Stage. Author Martin Freedman. Copyright 1983. 0896593967. Abbeville Press. 


Hockney on Photography: Conversations with Paul Joyce. Author Paul Joyce. Copyright 1988. First edition. 0517571749. Harmony Books. 


Portrait of David Hockney. Author Peter Webb. Copyright 1989. First edition. 0525248269. Dutton. 

Andy Warhol Collection


Andy Warhol, 1928-1987. Author Klaus Honnef. Copyright 1990. 382280293X. Benedikt Taschen.


Andy Warhol’s Time Capsule 21. Copyright 2003. 3832173838. Dumont.


Piss & Sex Paintings and Drawings. Author Andy Warhol. Copyright 2002. First edition. 188015482X. Gagosian Gallery. 


The Religious Art of Andy Warhol. Author Jane Daggett Dillenberger. Copyright 1998. 0826411126. Continuum Publishing.

Joan Mitchell Collection


Joan Mitchell: Pastel. Author John Cheim. Copyright 1992. 0944680399. Robert Miller Gallery.


Joan Mitchell: Works on Paper 1956-1992. Author John Yau. Copyright 2007. 9783865214683. Steidel/Cheim & Read Gallery.


The Paintings of Joan Mitchell. Author Jane Livingston. Copyright 2002. 0520235703. Whitney Museum. 


Below is a small sample of books that will be for sale. Most books are priced between $2-$30.