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Sanford Biggers, Afronomical Way, sample of afronomix cards

The Afronomical Way

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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...Read More
Jeremy Deller, After the Gold Rush, front and back cover

After the Gold Rush

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In 2001, British artist Jeremy Deller received a residency from the CCAC Wattis Institute in San Francisco. He applied his honorarium toward a used Jeep and five acres of land in the Mojave Desert for $2000, thereby staking his own claim upon the Golden State. His fellowship resulted in an...Read More
Cover of The Art work of Louis C. Tiffany

The Art Work of Louis C. Tiffany

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Dedicated to Louis Comfort Tiffany’s children, this biographical account features painted portraits and landscapes completed as Tiffany traveled the world. It includes design drawings and photographs relating to every aspect of his artistic career from stained glass and jewelry to glass vessels and...Read More
The Art Work of Louis C. Tiffany, cover

The Art Work of Louis C. Tiffany

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Louis Comfort Tiffany (1848-1933) was one of the most celebrated designers at the turn of the 20th century, known for his metal and glass work. But Tiffany was also a notable artist, who created beautiful drawings and paintings as well as three-dimensional works. This richly illustrated...Read More
Awareness of Love

Awareness of Love

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Born in Chile, but settling in the United States in the mid-1960s, Juan Downey (1940-1993) explored many different art media. Although he became primarily known for his video art, he also created in other media, including painting, installations, and printmaking. Early in his career he studied in...Read More
Box of Smile Y.O '71 and enclosure

A Box of Smile

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This multiple was created by George Maciunas, ostensible leader of the avant-garde movement Fluxus, in conjunction with Yoko Ono’s 1971 retrospective This is Not Here at the Everson Museum of Art in Syracuse, NY. Yoko Ono, artist, peace activist, and widow of John Lennon has used smiles as a...Read More
Emperor Kangxi and the Sun King Louis XIV

Emperor Kangxi and The Sun King Louis XIV

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Emperor Kangxi and King Louis XIV of France, also known as Louis the Great, were both considered among the greatest rulers of their respective countries. They have been compared politically and militarily, but few comparisons in artistic achievements have been done. Both rulers came to the...Read More
Postcards from the Palace Museum. Qing Dynasty

Gu Gong Xin Pian

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This little box of 100 postcards showing one hundred seals of the Qing emperors and empresses is volume five in what may have been a nine-volume set published by the Palace Museum in 1932 (the original seals are in the collection of the Palace Museum). No library seems to own a complete set of this...Read More
It: a Poem/Play/Installation and miniature sculpture

It : A Poem/Play Installation

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It: A Poem/Play Installation packs a lot into a small package. As an artists' book, it is considered a work of art and when read, it can be activated as a performance. The New York–based artist, Coco Gordon, incorporates a range of materials in the work such as handmade paper,...Read More
Kiki Smith's Dowry Book and slipcase

Kiki Smith's Dowry Book

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Kiki Smith’s Dowry Book is an intimate, palm-sized collection of images, each representing an exhibition Smith had between 1982 and 1995, a time when she was particularly focused on issues of AIDS, gender, and race. The Hirshhorn Library’s copy is from a limited edition of 800 signed copies, issued...Read More