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Richard Aldrich and the 19th Century French Painting

Fried, Laura et al.

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ISBN 10: 0977752879 / ISBN 13: 9780977752874
Published by St. Louis: Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis, 2011, 2011
Condition: Very Good Soft cover
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8vo, flapped card covers, 104pp. First edition. Exhibition catalogue for the Fried-curated retrospective of this still-young (b.1975) Brooklyn-based painter's oeuvre. The catalogue would be Near Fine but for three small scratches to the head of the penultimate image ("Bed"); otherwise, our copy is immaculate. Bookseller Inventory # ATLRA19CFP11

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Title: Richard Aldrich and the 19th Century French ...

Publisher: St. Louis: Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis, 2011

Publication Date: 2011

Binding: Soft cover

Book Condition:Very Good

Edition: 1st Edition

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Traversing abstraction, drawn or printed text, collage, sculptural effects and humorous figuration, the work of Richard Aldrich (born 1975) constitutes an index of possibilities in painting. Aldrich frequently integrates objects such as canvas scraps or book pages in his works, citing rather than deploying the idea of a picture plane, and also loads his works with literary and personal references. For his first solo museum exhibition at the Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis, Aldrich presents 20 large-scale works alongside paintings by Edouard Vuillard, Pierre Bonnard and the Irish portraitist Sir William Orpen, selected from the Museum's permanent collection. These three nineteenth-century artists have very little in common with Aldrich, and yet are ideally counterpointed against his paintings, refocusing the works of all four in fascinating ways. Published on the occasion of this exhibition, this volume records this exemplarily adventurous exhibition.

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