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Tate Gallery, Seven Exhibitions, 1972, catalog

Seven Exhibitions

By Tate Gallery. London: The Gallery, 1972.
Adoption Amount: $450   Adoption Type: Preserve for the Future
Library: Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Library

The Tate’s Seven Exhibitions (February 24 – March 23, 1972) was a seminal event which marked the arrival of conceptual art in Britain. The seven overlapping exhibitions were organized by Michael Compton, and included works by Keith Arnatt, Michael Craig-Martin, Hamish Fulton, Bob Law, Bruce McLean, David Tremlett, and Joseph Beuys. The exhibition included photographs, films, tape recordings, and a public lecture by Beuys on direct democracy, which also marked the first time the Tate displayed mixed media. Sticking to the experimental theme and working on a tight publication deadline, the... Read More
Doug Aitken, Sleepwalkers: Fragments, Markings, and Images From the Making of Sleepwalkers, full box contents

Sleepwalkers

By Doug Aitken. New York. N.Y: Princeton Architectural Press, c2011.
Adoption Amount: $300   Adoption Type: Build the Collection
Library: Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Library

Los Angeles-based video artist Doug Aitken is known for his multi-screen environments projected onto iconic buildings, including the Smithsonian Institution’s Hirshhorn Museum in 2012. In the spring of 2007, Aitken premiered the video projection Sleepwalkers on seven facades of the Museum of Modern Art in midtown Manhattan. Four years later, Aitken partnered with Princeton Architectural Press and DFA Records to create a multimedia artist’s box based on Sleepwalkers. The box is packed with goodies that encourage audiences to create their own tactile, multisensory experiences from materials... Read More
Teresita Fernández: Wayfinding, cover

Teresita Fernández: Wayfinding

By Denise Markonish (ed.). New York: DelMonico Books, 2017.
Adoption Amount: $250   Adoption Type: Build the Collection
Library: Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Library

This stunning book is the first comprehensive publication on the internationally renowned Cuban American artist Teresita Fernández. The idea of wayfinding—moving from place to place or even getting lost—is critical to understanding this artist’s body of work, which revolves around themes of landscape, the night sky, and other environments. "We have a tendency to think of landscape as something outside ourselves, and that’s a notion that I want to invert," Fernández states. Rich full-page, full-color illustrations show Fernández’s unusual use of natural materials such as graphite,... Read More
Sanford Biggers, Afronomical Way, sample of afronomix cards

The Afronomical Way

By Sanford Biggers. Warsaw: Centrum Sztuki Wspoczesnej, c2005.
Adoption Amount: $250   Adoption Type: Build the Collection
Library: Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Library

This limited-edition set of 43 vibrant, color printed cards housed in a custom box is parts that together comprise artist Sanford Biggers’ explorations of identity, rituals, and iconography. Divided into three sections—afronomix, fetico, and fides—the images offer moments of both intimacy and surrealism. Biggers defines the first section, afronomix, as the “Kemitic, the study of the corelationship between peoples of the African Diaspora, the cosmos, and time.” The second section, fetico, comes from Portuguese and Latin, meaning both “charm, sorcery” and “facticius ‘made by art.’” The... Read More
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Western Art and the New Era

By Katherine Sophie Dreier. New York: Brentano's, 1923.
Adoption Amount: $500   Adoption Type: Preserve for the Future
Library: Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Library

Katherine Dreier was a Progressive Era reformer, painter, writer, and collector, who focused her formidable zeal upon promoting international modern art in America. In 1920, with the aid of Marcel Duchamp and Man Ray, Dreier formed the Société Anonyme, Inc.: Museum of Modern Art: 1920, the country’s first museum of experimental contemporary art. Soon after, Dreier published the survey Western Art and the New Era: An Introduction to Modern Art, dedicated to “Dee,” her affectionate nickname for Duchamp, President of the Société. Despite bringing an evangelical fever to value of... Read More
Wind & the Willows, Lawrence Weiner, cover

Wind & the Willows: Iron & Gold in the Air, Dust & Smoke on the Ground

By Lawrence Weiner. Brussels: Gevaert, 1996.
Adoption Amount: $250   Adoption Type: Build the Collection
Library: Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Library

Lawrence Weiner is a conceptual artist who has used language as his primary medium since 1968, when he concluded that viewers could experience the same effect from reading a verbal description of his work as they could from viewing the work itself. Since that point, he has been best-known for his word sculptures—short poems and witticisms applied to walls in plain lettering, always translated into the language of the country in which they are shown. In 1995, the Middelheim Museum in Antwerp commissioned Weiner to create a work for its permanent collection. Wind & de Wilgen; Wind... Read More
Cover of Yayoi Kusama : I Who Have Arrived In Heaven

Yayoi Kusama

By Yayoi Kusama. New York: David Zwirner, 2014.
Adoption Amount: $250   Adoption Type: Build the Collection
Library: Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Library

This hardcover catalog features work from Yayoi Kusama’s critically acclaimed 2013 solo exhibition at David Zwirner, a celebrated contemporary art gallery in London. The exhibit marked the debut of the artist’s large-scale square-format acrylic on canvas paintings, which demonstrate her supreme talent as a colorist. This book features stunning, full color plates of this series of brightly colored paintings. This book also includes stills of Kusama’s video installation Song of a Manhattan Suicide Addict, time-lapse photographs of the Infinity Mirror Room The Souls of Millions of Light... Read More
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Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirrors

By Yoshitake, Mika (ed.). Munich ; London ; New York: Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden and DelMonico Books/Prestel, 2017.
Adoption Amount: $250   Adoption Type: Build the Collection
Library: Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Library

A lusciously illustrated hardcover catalog published in conjunction with the popular retrospective exhibition Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirrors, organized by the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. Beautiful full color plates showcase a selection of Kusama’s paintings, sculptures, works on paper, performances, and installations, culminating in a catalogue raisonné of the artist’s Infinity Mirror Rooms to date. Essays, an interview with the artist, an illustrated chronology, and an annotated bibliography introduce new scholarly perspectives on this pioneering artist’s life and her... Read More
Cover of Yayoi Kusama : Pumpkins

Yayoi Kusama: Pumpkins

By Yayoi Kusama. London: Victoria Miro Gallery, 2014.
Adoption Amount: $250   Adoption Type: Build the Collection
Library: Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Library

"It seems that pumpkins do not inspire much respect. But I was enchanted by their charming and winsome form.” Thus Yayoi Kusama explains her attraction to the humble pumpkin in the preface to the catalog of the 2014 exhibition Yayoi Kusama: Pumpkins at the Victoria Miro Gallery in London. Both the pumpkin form and the repeated, striated spray of dots inspired by the markings on Japanese kabocha pumpkins are recurring motifs this iconic artist’s work across various media. This richly illustrated book highlights several series of Kusama’s pumpkins, including paintings as well as... Read More
Cover of Yayoi Kusama, white infinity nets

Yayoi Kusama: White Infinity Nets.

By Yayoi Kusama. London: Victoria Miro Gallery, 2013.
Adoption Amount: $250   Adoption Type: Build the Collection
Library: Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Library

A catalog of the 2013 exhibition Yayoi Kusama: White Infinity Nets at the Victoria Miro Gallery in London, in which Kusama exclusively showed her recent white Infinity Net paintings. This book contains full color plates of the paintings; installation shots; details of Kusama’s thick, impasto semi-circles; photographs of the artist at work in her studio, and an essay by Rachel Taylor, curator at the Tate Modern museum in London. Read More

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