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Anne Truitt: Drawings

Richardson, Brenda

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ISBN 10: 1880146584 / ISBN 13: 9781880146583
Published by Matthew Marks Gallery, 2012
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Drawing was always of primary importance to Truitt throughout her life as an artist. The works in this book, the first exclusively devoted to her works on paper, date from the early 1960s, when Truitt first developed the sculptures in painted wood for which she is best known, to the year before she died in 2003. They include the full range of her drawing techniques in graphite, ink, pastel, and acrylic on paper. Clothbound with jacket, 104 pages, 45 color plates, 16 color text illustrations, 9 3/4 x 11 3/4 inches, 25 cm x 30 cm. New copy in its original shrink wrap. ISBN: 978-1-880146-58-3. Bookseller Inventory # ABE-15385299103

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Title: Anne Truitt: Drawings

Publisher: Matthew Marks Gallery

Publication Date: 2012

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:New

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This retrospective of Anne Truitt’s works on paper spans the four decades of her career, from the early 1960s--when Truitt first developed the totemic sculptures in painted wood for which she is best known--to the last years of her life. Many of the drawings are reproduced here for the first time, and cover the full range of her drawing techniques, from graphite, ink and pastel to acrylic on paper. Edges are variously taped, rolled or sliced; Truitt’s line is sometimes bold, and at other times subtle enough to seem almost invisible. In one group of works from 1976, paint is applied in layers of subtle color (a signature of her work in all media); a 1966 series of distilled, hard-edged abstractions evoke the architecture of the artist’s childhood home with its white clapboard siding and picket fence. This volume offers the first overview of Truitt’s drawings to date.

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