Miriam Schapiro, The California Years: 1967-1975, 2016, 1st Ed., Very Good

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Miriam Schapiro, The California Years: 1967-1975; February 4-March 6, 2016
Eric Firestone Gallery et al.
Eric Firestone Press
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Notes: Very Good, First Edition, 4to or 8vo, 9" x 8." Silver-foil paper wrappers with black lettering on front and spine. Wrap-around embossed illustration of one of the artist's work on covers and spine. Covers have slight wear to edges and tips and a few wrinkles, else clean and intact, binding tight. Pages have minuscule bumping to tips, else pristine and intact. 14 color illustrations included. 43 pp., including illustrations. Published on the occasion of an exhibition of the same name that showed at the Eric Firestone Gallery in East Hampton, New York from February 4-March 6, 2016. The exhibition featured the artist's works made in California between 1967 and 1975. The catalog features all 14 of the works in the show with accompanying illustrations. Many of the artworks depicted herein are Minimalist and feature colorful, prismatic shapes and forms using media such as acrylic, collage, and Plexiglass. Introductory essay by Gregory Volk. Miriam Schapiro (1923-2015) was an American artist and noted figure of the feminist art movement. She was also associated with Abstract Expressionism and Minimalism. Schapiro is perhaps best-known for her feminist artworks that were part of the Pattern and Decoration movement. Beginning in the 1970s, Schapiro directed much of her artistic output toward the creation of fabric collages which she termed "femmages." By utilizing craft elements in her art, she emphasized its importance in women's history. Acquired from the private library of photorealist, Robert Bechtle and art historian, Whitney Chadwick. Heavy and oversized items may require additional shipping.