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Cover of The African Presence in Mexico

The African Presence in México

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This large and lovely coffee table book is about a traveling exhibition hosted at the Anacostia Community Museum in 2010. The book is written in both English and Spanish. The exhibit was built by the National Museum of Mexican Art in Chicago. Its main focus was to highlight the fascinating and...Read More
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
Armenian Art, pages with illustrations

Armenian Art

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Sirarpie Der Nersessian (1896-1989) was an Armenian art historian. Born in Istanbul, she fled in 1915 to escape the persecutions that had erupted against Armenians in the Ottoman Empire. She lived for a time in Switzerland, then moved to Paris in 1919, where she obtained a graduate degree at the...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
Early Chinese Jades  - Jade

Early Chinese Jades

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So who authors an important scholarly work on early Chinese jades; maps the main prison camps in Germany and Austria during WWI; writes biographies about Anna Van Schurman, Agnes Strickland, Edgar Allan Poe, and Charles Dickens; writes first-hand accounts of talks of rebel leaders...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

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