Milan: Skira, 2006. First Edition, First Printing. Hardcover. 12 1/8 X 12 1/4 Inches. 287 PP. Near Fine / Near Fine. Item #6655
First edition copy of this profusely illustrated album of sculptural work by Albert Paley. From the collection of his friend and collaborator Myra Janco Daniels. Signed and inscribed to Myra on the title verso. Signed again by Paley on the title-page. Accompanied by a personal and lengthy typed letter signed by Paley to Myra. Paley was commissioned by Myra to design and build the entry doors to the Naples Philharmonic. An excellent look at the artist's work with a fabulous association.
Myra Janco Daniels (1925-2022), founder and CEO of the Naples Philharmonic Center for the Arts. Myra was also 1965 Advertising Woman of the Year and wife of Draper Daniels, the adman who created “The Marlboro Man” and the basis for “Don Draper” on AMC’s Madmen TV show. At the age of 25, Myra started her own advertising business in Terre Haute, Indiana which was later purchased by Draper Daniels. She was a longtime collaborator of Draper’s and together the couple achieved amazing success in the world of advertising in the mid-20th Century. In retirement, Myra founded the Naples Philharmonic Center and created a world class art museum which she led for over 20 years. Giving a slight nod to Charles Lindbergh, the Pulitzer Prize-Winning author A. Scott Berg once dubbed Myra “The Spirit of Naples.”.