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Made in L.A.
The Prints of Cirrus Editions
Publisher: Distributed Art Pub Inc Published: Oct 1 1995 Pages: 368 Weight: 4.30lbs. Height: 12.25" Width: 9.50" Depth: 1.25" Language: English
Made in L.A.: The Prints of Cirrus Editions is a catalogue raisonne of all the work produced by the celebrated printmaking shop founded in 1970 by Jean Milant. Over the last twenty-five years Milant has encouraged and enabled some of our best-known contemporary artists - including Peter Alexander, John Baldessari, Karen Carson, Vija Celmins, Ed Moses, Bruce Nauman, Joan Nelson, Lari Pittman, and Edward Ruscha - to realize their visions in what was for many of them a relatively untried medium.
The Los Angeles County Museum of Art acquired the Cirrus Editions Archive in 1986; works have been added to the Archive each year since. Bruce Davis, the museum's distinguished curator of prints and drawings, has painstakingly documented the collection's holdings and in this volume provides detailed information about each work, including year produced, method of printing, dimensions, type of paper or support, inscriptions, edition size, and delineation and number of the various proofs. Dr. Davis's two essays - one a brief history of Cirrus, the other an examination of the prints of Cirrus in the context of Los Angeles art since 1970 - offer insightful and comprehensive analysis of a significant current of twentieth-century art. This volume also contains brief biographies of the sixty artists who have produced work for Cirrus and references to all pertinent bibliographical material.