Fleeing the Nazis, Curt Valentin arrived in New York in 1937 with enough modern German art to open an American office of Buchholz Gallery, where he had worked in Hamburg. Widely respected as one of the most astute dealers in modern art, Valentin organized influential exhibitions and attracted major artists to his Gallery. In 1951, the gallery became the Curt Valentin Gallery. At that time, Valentin published the Dreams and Projects portfolio of works by his close friend Jean Arp.
The portfolio, printed by Fequet et Baudier in Paris, contained 28 beautiful and evocative woodcut prints. This woodcut is from one of the first 25 special sets of the portfolio printed on rich Japan paper.
This woodcut print is also available, at a cost of $950, on the white wove paper from the regular edition.