1958 exhibition poster and invitation to Franz Kline solo show at Sidney Janis Gallery. Lithograph on paper measures 26 x 22 inches. The sheet was never folded but has wrinkling due to pressure put upon it while in a rolled state. Moderate soiling with a brown stain on blank side and a minor reddish stain on image side, upper right margin. A few tears in margins as detailed here in close-up photos. Provenance: from the collection of Morris Golde.
Morris Golde, a businessman and friend of the arts, who supported organizations like the Erick Hawkins Dance Foundation and the New York Festival of Song, of which he was a board member, died on Sunday at a hospital in Manhattan. He was 81.
Though business was Mr. Golde’s profession, the arts were his passion. Among the close friends to whom he gave support at various times were the composer Ned Rorem (whose early romantic relationship with Mr. Golde is recounted in Mr. Rorem’s 1994 memoir, ”Knowing When to Stop”), the poet John Ashbery, the dancer Erick Hawkins, the composer Virgil Thomson and the poet Frank O’Hara. In 1966, O’Hara was staying at Mr. Golde’s summer house on Fire Island, along with Thomson and another friend, J. J. Mitchell, when he was run over by a beach buggy and killed.
Perpetually cheerful and energetic, Mr. Golde was a loyal supporter of arts schools, including Juilliard, the Harlem School of the Arts and the Greenwich House Music School, as well as of arts organizations, including the Film Society of Lincoln Center and the Poetry Project of St. Mark’s Church in-the-Bowery.