The Art of Fred Martin: A Retrospective 1948-2003. VG SC Bay Area Abstract Exp..

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The Art of Fred Martin: A Retrospective 1948 - 2003
Martin, Fred; Philip E. Linhares [Foreword]
Oakland Museum of California Art Department
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Notes: Very Good 8 1/2" x 11" 8vo art exhibit catalog in pictorial gatefold wraps featuring the Fred Martin painting, K in Diamond on the front and back cover, yellow and white lettering on cover and spine, small closed tear in matte coating at bottom of front cover not affecting structure, some minor rubbing and shelf wear to covers, light bend along the fore edge of the front cover, else clean, tightly bound, and unmarked throughout. 64 pp. replete with full-color and black-and-white images of Fred Martin's painting, printmaking, pastel drawing and collage work. Also includes a Foreword by Oakland Museum of Art's Chief Curator of Art Philip E. Linhares, a full-page black-and-white photo of the artist, a 10-page segment of the artist's own commentary on his work and process, Plates, each including first-person commentary by the artist, an Exhibition Checklist, and Biographical Notes. This catalog was published in conjunction with a retrospective of the artist's work held at the Oakland Museum of California August 2 to December 28, 2003. Fred Martin (1927-2022) was a celebrated member of the Bay Area art scene as an artist, but also as a writer, educator, and arts administrator associated most closely with the Beat era, and Bay Area Abstract Expressionism. This catalog serves as both exhibition of an historically important and still vibrantly relevant artist, but also as a continued conversation on the art itself in the words of its creator. Acquired from the private library of photorealist, Robert Bechtle and art historian, Whitney Chadwick. Heavy and oversized items may require additional shipping.

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