Aid & Comfort. The Artists Portfolio. Will Powers.

Aid & Comfort. The Artists Portfolio.

San Francisco: 1987. Folio, 4 l. front matter, 10 full-color illustrated plates and 23 illustrated broadsides, complete, in a red paper portfolio. Light wear to the portfolio, contents as new. Limited to 500 sets, the work of an extraordinary coalition of San Francisco artists, printers, writers, and restaurants in response to the AIDS crisis. The introduction explains "Aid & Comfort was formed by a group of San Francisco restauranteurs to raise money for people fighting AIDS; a benefit dinner-performance was held June 8, 1987. The Artists Portfolio was conceived as an additional fundraising effort that would draw upon the talents of artists, writers, and printers of our community. Fine artists selected current works to be reproduced. Restaurants contributed recipes, and authors who write about food contributed recipes and essays. Twenty-three printers gave those recipes and essays shape as broadsides." Although the edition was quite large sets are rarely found even incomplete. Will Powers and Patricia Curtan designed and produced the collection; E.M. Ginger and Cheryl Miller (and others) assisted. The artists and printers include Arion Press, Calliopea Press, Richard Diebenkorn, Kathy Walkup, Rik Olson, Felicia Rice, David Lance Goines, Chris Stinehour, Jonathan Clark, Robin Heyeck, Linnea Lundquist, Adrian Wilson, Peter Koch, Poltroon Press, Wesley Tanner, Wayne Thiebaud, William Wiley. The writers were Marion Cunningham, Diana Kennedy, Gerald Asher, James Beard, M. F. K. Fisher, Richard Olney, Angelo Pellegrini, and Calvin Trillin. The restaurants (many legendary) were Campton Place, Chez Panisse, China Moon Cafe, Fleur de Lys, Fog City Diner, Fournou's Ovens, Greens at Fort Mason, Hayes Street Grill, The Mandarin, Pierre at Le Meridien, Rosalie's, Square One, Stars, and Zuni Cafe. Item #102908

Price: $750.00

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