Cream & color illus. wraps, French flaps, 56 pp., 41 illus. Issued in conjunction with a 2002 exhibition of these pieces by Latvian American artist Vija Celmins (b. 1938), With an essay by Samantha Rippner, an artist interview, a selected bibliography, an exhibition checklist, and 41 examples of Celmins's work. Scarce. Bookseller Inventory #
Synopsis: Vija Celmins (b.1939), best known for her intensely realistic paintings and drawings, has been engaged with printmaking since the early 1960s, creating a refined body of graphic work. As a printmaker, Celmins relies on traditional intaglio, lithographic and relief processes to produce quiet scenes of ocean surfaces, desert floors, and star-filled night skies that are highly modern in their denial of conventional composition. This volume, a catalogue of Celmins's graphic work up to 2002, also features an interview with the artist and two of her closest collaborators, master printers Leslie Miller and Doris Simmelink, in which the significance of Celmins's print oeuvre is discussed.
About the Author: Samantha Rippner is Assistant Curator in the Department of Drawings and Prints at The Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Title: The Prints of Vija Celmins
Publisher: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York / Yale University Press
Publication Date: 2002
Book Condition: VG
Book Description Metropolitan Museum Of Art/ Yale University Press, New York, 2002. Soft Cover. Book Condition: Near Fine. This is a near fine softcover copy with virtually no wear. (The back cover has a few small scrapes, hard to see), otherwise fine. Feels unread. Introduction and interview with the artist by Samantha Rippner. Bibliography. 41 color plates. 11" high X 8" wide, 56 pages. Scarce. This book will be securely wrapped and packed in a sturdy box and shipped with tracking. Bookseller Inventory # 013811
Book Description The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 2002. First edition. Softcover. Exhibition catalog for a show that ran October 15 through December 29, 2002. Introduction by Samantha Rippner and with the text of her interview of Vija Celmins and her printers Leslie Miller and Doris Simmelink. Includes 41 illustrations. A very near fine copy in French style wrappers. A lovely copy. Bookseller Inventory # 138571
Book Description Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2002. Paperback. Book Condition: Used: Good. Bookseller Inventory # SONG1588390691