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ETERNAL PRESENCE: HANDPRINTS AND FOOTPRINTS IN BUDDHIST ART (2004) - Catalog No. 44

After ten years of extensive research, Kathryn Selig Brown curated this landmark exhibition of approximately 50 objects that date from the 2nd century BCE through the 20th century. They originated in Tibet, India, Pakistan, Burma, Thailand, China, and Japan. Loans from private collections, as well as museums in the United States and Europe, provided the most comprehensive display of Tibetan thangkas (sacred paintings) bearing handprints and footprints ever assembled. They are reproduced in color in this important catalogue, the first to treat the subject. In addition to Selig Brown’s lucid and scholarly essay, Donald S. Lopez has written an informative article on Buddhist symbolism. 80 pp.

Price: $25.00 each

 

THE HUMAN COMEDY: PORTRAITS BY RED GROOMS (2003) - Catalog No. 42

Many of Red Grooms’s (b.1937) most memorable works were shown in this major exhibition, the first devoted solely to his portraits. His subjects include such cultural icons as Mae West, Gertrude Stein, Pablo Picasso, Jackson Pollock, and Elvis Presley. High and low art merges in his painting, sculpture, mixed media constructions, prints, and drawings. The portraits are at times close to caricature, yet always affectionate. The colorful catalogue covers the exhibition and contains an essay by Curator Isabelle Dervaux on the importance of portraiture. 36 pp.

Price: $15.00 each

 

EDWARD GIOBBI (2003) - Catalog No 41

This exhibition surveyed the long career of Edward Giobbi (b. 1925), whose work includes both abstraction and figuration. Influenced by Italian Masters as well as the Italian Futurists, Giobbi paints compelling images of social concern and personal identity. He draws on literary references from the classics and the Bible, as well as dream imagery, to create canvases of jewel-like colors and explosive brushwork. The catalogue contains a conversation between the artist and guest Curator Mimi Thompson. 26 color illustrations. 30 pp.

Price: $10.00 each

 

FOOD MATTERS: EXPLORATIONS IN CONTEMPORARY ART (2003) - Catalog No. 40

Chosen by Curator Sarah Tanguy, 22 contemporary artists offered provocative approaches to issues relating to food – its preparation, presentation, and consumption. Food was treated as design, consumer product, metaphor, and icon in paintings, sculptures, photography, installation art, and video. Artists included Margaret Adachi, Bonnie Lee Holland, Jaune Quick-to-See Smith, Laurie Simmons, Linda Dolack, and Sandy Skoglund. The full-color catalogue is designed in the format of a spiral-bound recipe book. The curator’s essay discusses the approach of each artist. 48 pp.

Price: $12.00 each

 

THE BIRTH OF THE BANJO (2003) - Catalog No. 39

The exhibition traced the history of the early banjo from its African roots to the blackface minstrel shows of the 1840s and 50s, and finally, to its mass production after the Civil War. Images of pre-banjo instruments from Africa, as well as American handmade banjos, are presented in the comprehensive catalogue, along with paintings, period photographs, and sheet music covers. Pictured in the publication are also toys, ceramic figurines, ephemera, and commercial art in which the banjo can be seen. The handsome catalogue contains five essays by scholars on different aspects of the instrument. (limited stock) 35 illustrations. 56 pp.

Price: $35.00 each

 
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