Hecht, Eugene. George Ohr: The Greatest Art Potter on Earth (New York; Biloxi, MS: Skira Rizzoli; Ohr-O'Keeffe Museum of Art, 2013).
English, First American Edition, a Near Fine book in a Near Fine dust jacket, HC, 4to, 11" x 10," 256 pp., including illustrations, Appendix, References, Notes, and Index.
Dark brown paper-covered boards in a multicolored pictorial paper dust jacket. Illustrations on front and back panels. Dark brown and black lettering on yellow dust jacket spine. Covers have slightly bumped tips, else pristine and intact, binding tight. Dust jacket has a few bumps to edges and tips, else pristine and intact. Dust jacket protected in a paper-backed Mylar sleeve. Pages pristine and intact. Replete with printed photographs in black-and-white and color. Beautiful exhibition catalog published on the occasion of a show that was held at the Ohr-O'Keeffe Museum of Art in Biloxi, Mississippi from November 2014-June 2015. The exhibition featured the works of George Ohr (1857-1918) was an American ceramicist who was self-proclaimed as the "Mad Potter of Biloxi". Ohr fashioned himself as an eccentric artist who unabashedly made ceramic vessels and glazes that were arguably far ahead of his time. Ohr claimed to have made over 20,000 ceramic artworks in his lifetime. The Ohr-O'Keeffe Museum of Art currently has a permanent collection of many of Ohr's ceramics. Published by Skira Rizzoli in association with the Ohr-O'Keeffe Museum of Art.