Rare Art by Artist
The Autoconstruccion Suites
The Late Work
From 1972 until his death in 1987, Andy Warhol worked prodigiously on a variety of projects. Sublime examples of his work from this period are gathered in this elegantly designed collection which includes essays on the artist and interviews with him.
Andy Warhol Prints
A Catalogue Raisonne 1962-1987
"A CATALOGUE RAISONNE 1962-1987. 2003, 4to, 383 pgs.
The Art of Michael Parkes II
The Art of Michael Parkes II will feature the artist's new works, including drawings, paintings, and sculptures, and showcases many of Parkes' well-known pieces. Parkes' art is internationally acclaimed as the best of the "imaginary realism" or "magical realism" art genre. Art historian John Russell Taylor's introduction explains Parkes' mastery and place in art history. The indexed collection in this new book shows the beginning of Parkes' career until the present, illuminating Parkes' artistic development in painting, sculpture, drawing, and stone lithography. Over 65 new or unpublished images are included with many photographs of Parkes at work in Switzerland, Italy, Spain, and India. Two completely new sections have been added. The new sculpture section shows more sculpture than any previous Parkes book. Close-up photographs of the bronzes enable us to see their beauty with incredible detail. The new drawing section includes older drawings never seen before and recent drawings through 2008.
Atelier Van Lieshout
Small 8vo oblong, unpaginated. Full bound in pictorial paper wraps with red and black titling on front cover and spine. Very minimal edge wear to wraps. Interior pages have light toning to edges. Full of intriguing color and b&w plates exploring interior and furniture design.
The Original Watercolors for The Birds of America
A national treasure is celebrated in this landmark publication. The Birds of America is a monumental classic, but it has never been explored like this before. This important new volume presents all the dazzling watercolors that Audubon painted for these monumental engravings. We are familiar with the prints engraved by Robert Havell Jr., but Audubon's Aviary illuminates the original masterpieces that were created by Audubon himself and tells the story behind their creation with fresh insights and engaging quotes from his writings. These powerful paintings—all newly photographed using state-of-the-art techniques—possess a startling immediacy, vibrancy, and fluidity that link natural history, art, and a respect for the environment.These watercolors transmit Audubon's devotion to his craft with their inscriptions and layers of media wrought with a miniaturist's attention to detail and their revolutionary compositions, which for the first time in history depicted all the birds life-size. Audubon is considered America's first great watercolorist, introducing innovative approaches developed over a lifetime of study. Even judged alongside today's technology, his dramatic tableaux remain some of the most spectacular natural history documents and visually arresting works of art ever produced.
Published to accompany a major retrospective exhibition and based on fresh research, a survey of the work of the late nineteenth/early twentieth-century Post-Impressionist painter, Pierre Bonnard, includes and discusses 237 reproductions, 112 in full color.
Caspar David Friedrich
And Romantic Painting
In twentieth-century sculpture, one name towers above all others: Romanian-born Constantin Brancusi (1876-1957). This book accompanies a major retrospective exhibition of Brancusi's sculpture, drawings, and photographs, organized by the Philadelphia Museum of Art and the Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris. Profusely illustrated throughout, with photographs by the artist and images culled from a wide range of archival sources, it is the most definitive work yet published on this influential artist. The authors provide a detailed reassessment of Brancusi's work, incorporating and extending the profound revisions in scholarship that have been taking place since the last major retrospective in 1969-70.
"Oblong small 4to, Unpaginated. Full bound in pictorial paper wraps. Full photographic illustrations with fold outs. With plastic dustcover & unopened in plastic wrapping.