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Quinn's Auction Galleries - Leslie Getz and Donald McDonagh Dance Collection Auction

Quinn's Auction Galleries 360 S Washington St, Falls Church, VA 22046, USA
Quinn's Auction Galleries - Leslie Getz and Donald McDonagh Dance Collection Auction
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12/12/2019 6:00 pm

Quinn's Auction Galleries Leslie Getz and Donald McDonagh Dance Collection Auction
Thursday, December 12th, 6:00 PM

Quinns Auction Galleries is pleased to offer at auction the Getz-McDonagh Dance Library, a 60-year privately held assemblage of historical literature, correspondence, ephemera and illustrations pertaining to dance in all its forms. Originally known as the Getz Dance Library, in reference to its founder Leslie Getz (1945-2019), it is also known to many in the dance community internationally as the Getz-McDonagh Dance Library. Donald McDonagh is Leslie Getz’s steadfastly supportive husband, who shared his wife’s passion for dance and took an active partnership role in the library’s growth and maintenance until the day of his wife’s passing. The sale encompasses the library’s 6,800+ books and thousands of periodicals, souvenir programs, press kits, annotated playbills and other ephemera. Leslie Getz was a widely known, valued and admired member of the New York City dance community; she also created, edited and published Attitudes and Arabesques, a monthly newsletter of worldwide dance periodicals and publications. Leslie and Don were devoted to dance and served as lifetime stewards to an extraordinary archive that has few peers, if any, since much of it was amassed at a time when the field of dance literature was still in its infancy.


Preview Times:
Monday, December 9, 10am-5pm
Tuesday, December 10, 10am-6pm
Wednesday, December 11, 10am-6pm
Thursday, December 12, 10am-6pm

For more information contact 
Catherine.payling@quinnsauction.com
 

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