A number of works in the latter category are on show at the inaugural exhibition by Charles Asprey – Tyers Street. It brings together newsletters and programmes with covers Nash designed as well as volumes containing collections of his works.
The exhibition runs until March 18, coinciding with the large-scale retrospective at Tate Britain (ending March 5).
It is similar in spirit to the display of David Hockney etchings at Hazlitt Holland-Hibbert, which also coincides with an artist’s retrospective at Tate Britain (see ATG No 2277). The smaller shows offer a counterpart to the blockbusters, displaying another side of these painters’ output.
Nash’s work at Charles Asprey reflects the rise of Modernism in the UK, showcasing graphic and often geometric designs. Included in the exhibition are Six Satires, a 1919 book published by The Poetry Bookshop for which Nash designed the covers, a collection of his work in Genesis: 12 Woodcuts from Nonesuch Press and a 1930 issue of Radio Times Magazine with one of his cover designs.
The works at this new gallery in London’s Vauxhall Pleasure Gardens, a site which is now attracting dealers, are available for sale en bloc through Carl Williams Rare Books for a five-figure sum.