From the resplendent towers in Chihuly in the Light of Jerusalem 2000 to the overhead sculpture made of more than two thousand handblown forms in the lobby of the Bellagio Resort in Las Vegas, the audacity and inventiveness of Dale Chihuly’s vision come across on every page of this 348-page volume. A splendid companion to Chihuly, which offers a general overview, this new book, with its focus on his most imposing creations and its essays by Barbara Rose and Dale M. Lanzone, will delight all art lovers, collectors, curators, and artists.
Three years ago, photographer Greg Gorman created for powerHouse Books the most personal work of his career. This epic artist’s project features carefully selected young men—not big or overly built—who exemplify for Gorman a perfected state, allowing him to frame grace, beauty, and elegance in the form of the male nude. Included amongst the 212 portraits are many of Gorman’s friends and acquaintances, as well as professional models, many of whom had never posed nude before. The initial release of the book went on to become a best-seller.
This catalogue was produced in conjunction of Connell’s retrospective exhibition, Daughter of the Bayou, which was curated and organized for travel by the staff of the Meadows Museum of Art at Century College in Shreveport, Louisiana.
Que Linda la Brisa is a sympathetic look at transvestite prostitutes in a Mexican border town with color photographs by James Drake, an impressionistic prose piece by Benjamin Alire Saenz and a long poem by Jimmy Santiago Baca.
John Waters, famed underground director of such outrageous, cult classics as Pink Flamingos, Polyester, Hairspray, Cry Baby and Serial Mom, “re-directs” forgotten art films, obscure melodramas, lurid pot-boilers and his own early films in the form of photographic story boards made up of stills. The resulting work is this brilliant twist-off from Waters’ absurd, comic view of life, and the images are as funny and delightfully edged as the very best of his films. Waters shakes the fantasies of normalcy into a new, often delicious, taste of Heaven. 165 photos, 150 in color.
For more than 30 years, Dale Chihuly’s work, principally in glass (but occasionally including such unconventional media as neon and ice), has challenged traditional distinctions between craft and art. Chihuly’s oeuvre is notable for its vibrancy of color, the boldness of its shape and execution, and, in recent years, its studied mimicry of natural forms, from cacti to seaweed and jellyfish.
George Dureau: Arthur Roger Gallery Exhibition Catalogue
Bound like an artist’s sketchbook this book documents the culmination of this amazing artistic odyssey that took the artist from his Seattle Boathouse hot shop to Nuutajarvi, Finland; Waterford, Ireland; Monterrey, Mexico; and finally Venice to blow glass. In the factories in those locations, Chihuly and his team of American glass blowers worked with native artisans more accustomed to making functional objects than art. Together they created the 14 chandeliers that graced the campos and canals of Venice for a remarkable time in September 1996.
Lin Emery: Borrowing The Forces Of Nature by Edward Lucie-Smith, New Orleans Museum of Art, 1996
Paul Cadmus by Lincoln Kirstein, Paul Cadmus, Pomegranate: March 1992, 144 pp. (paperback) Paul Cadmus has worked over six decades in a style that transcends fashion. A master of classic design, form and technique, he has created an impressive body of work reflecting his own unique and powerful vision. Following solo exhibitions at the Metropolitan…
These works by American artist and painter David Bates show his affinity with the people and surroundings of the Arkansas and East Texas region.