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A must for your art life…modernism

During the first five years of my art business in the 1980’s one of the most revealing insights was that the gallerist and the client are partners in search of the right painting, the right artist, the right style for their home.

This search involves not just the painting but the resource library of old catalogues, old photographs or letters and best exhibitions to see. Clients share their “finds” with me often and now I pass them onto you.

If you love an artist, find out all you can about them and collect all the documents and see related exhibits!

This weeks suggestions: The Armory show in 1913 caused such a cataclysmic shift in the art world paving the way for the Modernists. It is such a fascinating time period with so many great art personalities.

To Keep Art Alive: The Effort of Kenneth Hayes Miller, American Painter (1876 – 1952)
By Lincoln Rothschild
Published by Art Alliance Press
Abebooks $10.24

The Story of the Armory Show
By Milton W. Brown
Abebooks$4.00

Cathy @ 10:56 am

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A Must for your art life… aesthetics

During the first five years of the art business one of the most revealing insights was that the gallerist and the client are partners in search of the right painting, the right artist, the right style for their home. This search involves not just the painting but the resource library of old catalogues, old photographs or letters. If you love an artist, find out all you can about them and collect all the documents share their story. A favorite haunt to find these materials is Abe Books and my recommendations for your library this week of RI artists are:

In Pursuit of Beauty, Americans and the Aesthetic Movement, 1986                   Catlaogue from the Metropolitan Museum of art                                                                        

By Doreen Bolger Burke, Abebooks.com $15.17

Florence Leif (1913 – 1968) Becoming Modern,

by Bert Gallery, $32 soft cover

Cathy @ 7:13 am

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A must for your art life!…middle class providence

Abebooks.com $3.48

Eden of America: Rhode Island Landscapes 1820 – 1920,

By Robert Workman

A remarkable exhibit and catalogue from the 1980’s, curated by Robert Workman at RISD explored the great American landscape.

Abebooks.com $3.48

Middle Class Providence, 1820 – 1940

By John S. Gilkeson

With the tax plan all the buzz in Washington, DC with an emphasis on the benefits to the Middle Class – there is an outstanding book about the development of the middle class in Rhode Island. This book is a must for all to understand the development of the rich texture and communities in a budding urban environment.

Abebooks.com $3.48

American Paintings in the Rhode Island Historical Society

By Frank Goodyear

Abebooks.com $6.97

Inventories and catalogues of collections are very time consuming and expensive let alone a bit tedious. Therefore, great inventories – even if they are “outdated” are still remarkably valuable. A must for your library is the inventory collection of the Rhode Island Historical society by Goodyear.

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During the first five years of the art business one of the most revealing insights was that the gallerist and the client are partners in search of the right painting, the right artist, the right style for their home. This search involves not just the painting but the resource library of old catalogues, old photographs or letters. If you love an artist, find out all you can about them and collect all the documents share their story. A favorite haunt to find these materials is Abe Books and I hope you enjoy my recommendations for your library this week.

Cathy @ 4:51 pm

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A must for your art life…. Bannister & Prophet

A MUST for your art life…recommended books, catalogues and exhibits.

Abebooks.com

Edward Mitchell Bannister, 1828 – 1901
Kenkelba House, New York, Whitney Museum of American Art 1992
$7.32 plus shipping

Hale Woodruff, Nancy Elizabeth Prophet and the Academy
Amailia Amaki and Andrea Barnwell Brownlee, 2007
$7.79 plus shipping

During the first five years of my art business in the 1980’s one of the most revealing insights was that the gallerist and the client are partners in search of the right painting, the right artist, the right style for their home.

This search involves not just the painting but the resource library of old catalogues, old photographs or letters and best exhibitions to see. Clients share their “finds” with me often and now I pass them onto you.

If you love an artist, find out all you can about them and collect all the documents and see related exhibits!

This weeks suggestions: The discovery of Edward Bannister and other black artists from RI began in the 1980’s with a series of exhibitions at the Museum of American Art (Shared Traditions), Rhode Island College, Kenkeleba House and the Whitney Museum. Likewise, Nancy Prophet has been a serious topic of interest. To find out more for a very reasonable price go to Abebooks.com and check out the Whitney Museum catalogue on Bannister and the University of Washington Press catalogue on Prophet and her colleague Woodruff.

 

Cathy @ 4:19 pm

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