Aid & Comfort. The Artists Portfolio

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Powers, Will. San Francisco, 1987. 33 x 23 cm. Folio, 23 illustrated broadsides. Aid & Comfort was formed by a group of San Francisco restauratueurs to raise money for people fighting AIDS; a benefit dinner-performance was held June 8, 1987. The Artists Portfolio was conceived as an additional fundraising effort. Fine artists selected current works, restaurants contributed recipes, and authors who write about food contributed recipes and essays. Twenty-three printers gave those recipes and essays shape. All work was donated. Restaurants: Campton Place, Chez Panisse, China Moon Cafe, Fleur de Lys, Fog City Diner, Fournou’s Ovens, Greens at Fort Mason, Hayes Street Grill, The Mandarin, Pierre at Le Meridien, Rosalie’s, Square One, Stars, and Zuni Cafe. Writers: Marion Cunningham, Diana Kennedy, Gerald Asher, James Beard, M. F. K. Fisher, Richard Olney, Angelo Pellegrini, and Calvin Trillin. Artists: Elmer Bischoff, Christopher Brown, Squeak Carnwath, Richard Diebenkorn, Robert Hudson, Oliver Jackson, Deborah Oropallo, Irene Pijoan, Wayne Thiebaud, William Wiley. Housed in original folding portfolio. 23 assorted broadside sheets. Fine, near fine red folding portfolio.