The Wizard of Oz. 2008. Wattis. HC VG California art exhibition catalog
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The Wizard of Oz
Hoffmann, Jens; Rebecca Loncraine; Natalie Musteata; Claire Fitzsimmons
CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts
Used: Very Good
Notes: Very Good 8to 9 1/4" x 6 3/4" art exhibit catalog in mustard yellow cloth over boards with red and green stamped lettering to front panel and spine, and illustrations and publisher's mark to back panel, minor cocking, minor black mark at top edge of front panel, minor wear at edges, faint transfer of red from endpaper on back page in verso, otherwise tightly bound, sharp tips, and unmarked throughout.  75 pp. + credits, not including red endpapers with reoccurring silhouettes of spider monkeys, includes full-color images and photographs of exhibited artworks and photographs with red and green ink accents, original illustrations in red and green from the first edition of "Wonderful World of Oz" by illustrator W.W. Denslow, text by Jens Hoffmann, Rebecca Loncraine, Natalie Musteata, and Claire Fitzsimmons, descriptions of each artist's work in terms of exhibition theme, personal copy of ephemera from participator and collector, Robert Bechtle: yellow tri-fold exhibition informational booklet, list of works in the exhibition, list of artifacts and memorabilia, and satin red ribbon bookmark with gilt lettering of repeated phrase: "No Place Like Home". Published on the occasion of the exhibition "The Wizard of Oz" at Kent Vicki Logan Galleries in San Francisco, California from September 2 - December 13, 2008. In translation from book to art exhibition, the artwork by 22 artists including Robert Bechtle, Walker Evans, Felix Gonzalez-Torres, Glenn Ligon, and Andy Warhol, collectively create a visual narrative of the beloved novel by L. Frank Baum. An overall beautiful rendition that joins contemporary art with a classic piece of literature. Acquired from the private library of photorealist, Robert Bechtle and art historian, Whitney Chadwick. Heavy and oversized items may require additional shipping.