Unpaginated (32 pp.) psychedelically illustrated children's book with lithographed illustrations and text by Claire Moore, which tells ths story of a little spaceman who comes to Earth and experiences food, drink, and interactions with humans and animals. 4to. Original lithographed wrpps., very light soiling to covers. New York (Children's Underground Press) 1969.
Claire Moore was an American artist from New York who studied under Werner Drewes and at the Art Students League before working as a printmaker for the Federal Art Project under the New Deal. In 1936, she joined the Siqueiros Experimental Workshop, an art collective started by David Alfaro Siqueiros, as part of its "initial nucleus", along with Harold Lehman, Sande McCoy, Jackson Pollock, Luis Arenal, Antonio Pujol, and others. The goals of the Workshop were to "raise the standard of a true revolutionary art program", "to be a base for exploration of modern art techniques", and to "create art for the people". Moore's work has been exhibited or is in the collections of the Brooklyn Museum, the Museum of Modern Art, the Whitney, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the New York Public Library, and the Library of Congress.
Moore had a long-running interest in book arts. She began making small books in the 1940s, and in the late 1960s founded the Children's Underground Press.
Book ID: 51164