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Peter Voulkos
Retrospective

Published in conjunction with the 1995 touring Japanese Museum retrospective of work by the pioneering late artist/ceramicist Peter Voulkos, this is the beautifully designed and printed first-edition Japanese catalogue from the Sezon Museum of Art, Tokyo (Jan 2 – Feb 20, 1995) and  The National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto. (Feb 28 – April 2, 1995), which comes housed in an elegant printed cardboard slipcase. A very rare volume, and in our opinion the most stunning of books on the work of Peter Voulkos.

Profusely illustrated with wonderful colour photo documentation of his many works, accompanied by an essay by Rose Slivka.

In 1954, Voulkos founded the Ceramic Center at Otis Art Institute in Los Angeles, which gave birth to the West Coast Abstract Expressionist ceramics movement. He later became a highly influential educator at UC Berkeley while continuing a vital career that included work in bronze sculpture and wood-fired stoneware.

* Condition: Very Good-Fine (a clean, tight copy protected in it’s original cardboard slipcase with only light tanning to backside) – All care is taken to provide accurate condition details of used books, photos available on request.

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Man Ray
[1890-1976] Centennial Exhibition

Heavily illustrated two-volume boxset catalogue for the traveling exhibition held on the centenary of Man Ray’s birth at Namba City, 26.5-16.6.1990; Sezon Museum, 29.9-4.11.1990; Yokohama Museum of Art, 6.4-8.5.1991

Each volume of this Japanese publication on the American artist Man Ray serves as a wonderful index of Man Ray’s lifetime of work; one volume collects fine examples of his diverse work across drawing, painting and objects, the other focuses on his photographic work, positioning him as one of the leading artistic figures of American dadism and surrealism.
Accompanying texts by Merry Foresta, Lucien Treillard, Toshiharu Ito in Japanese, French and English. Primarily in Japanese language.

* Condition: Very Good (general light wear and marking to outer-box and spines, otherwise tight, bright copies) – All care is taken to provide accurate condition details of used books, photos available on request.

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David Smith


1st edition of this scrace, wonderful, heavily-illustrated monographic catalogue on the work of American sculptor David Smith, published in Japan on the occasion of an exhibition at the Sezon Museum of Art, Tokyo, Japan, in 1994.
This rare volume features texts in both Japanese and English, including David Smith’s “Questions to Art Students”, a foreward by Peter Stevens, and a full biography, bibliography and list of exhibitions, all in English.
The book is broken up into the sections: Sculptures, Paintings, Drawings, with each full of large reproductions in colour of Smith’s prolific and diverse work across these mediums throughout his career.

Among the greatest American sculptors of the twentieth century, David Smith was the first to work with welded metal. He wove a rich mythology around this rugged work, often talking of the formative experiences he had in his youth while working in a car body workshop. Yet this only disguised a brilliant mind that fruitfully combined a range of influences from European modernism including Cubism, Surrealism, and Constructivism. It also concealed the motivations of a somewhat private man whose art was marked by expressions of trauma. Smith was close to painters such as Robert Motherwell, and in many respects he translated the painterly concerns of the Abstract Expressionists into sculpture. But far from being a follower, his achievement in sculpture was distinctive and influential. He brought qualities of industrial manufacturing into the language of art and proved to be an important influence on Minimalism.

* Condition: Very Good (general light wear and tanning to obi-strip, but book and dust-jacket are as new/fine throughout) – All care is taken to provide accurate condition details of used books, photos available on request.

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Richard Tuttle
Selected Works 1964-1994


First edition of this fantastic, and very scarce Richard Tuttle catalogue. Published on the occasion of the solo exhibition of Richard Tuttle, September 7 – October 10, 1995 at Sezon Museum of Art, Tokyo, this fine and densely-packed book, documents many great sculptural works, work with fabric, on paper, reliefs and paintings, made by Tuttle between 1964 and 1994. Features an essay by Richard Tuttle alongside texts by Gerhard Mack and Shigemi Oka, the exhibition curator. All texts in both Japanese and English.
A great and rare Japanese book on the work of American artist, Richard Tuttle.

* Condition: Very Good (a clean, tight copy throughout, light aging) – All care is taken to provide accurate condition details of used books, photos available on request.

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