Boston; (2004): MFA Publications. First American Edition. Thick Quarto. Item #028364
viii, 371 pages, the Boston Museum of Fine Arts underwrote this project on the remarkable exhibit that covered the most comprehensive exhibition ever held of the paintings, sculpture, and other works by Paul Gauguin, the Paris stockbroker turned noble savage and made two visits to Tahiti and the South Pacific (1891-93) and (1895-1903). The life of Paul Gauguin is one of the richest and most mythic in the history of Western art. A banker and "Sunday painter," he left behind family and homeland to sail to the South Seas, seeking a life "in ecstasy, in peace, and for art." Gauguin Tahiti, the first major retrospective of the artist's work in fifteen years, offers an in-depth study of the fabled Polynesian years that have so defined our image of the painter, A beautiful copy bound in blue cloth, spine lettering gilt, , pictorial endpapers, in a fine, unclipped pictorial dust jacket.