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Product Description: The lives and work of Bill Traylor and William Edmondson share fascinating parallels despite a twenty-year age gap and the fact that they never met. Major figures in American and African-American art history, both were born into poverty in the South and began creating art as older men after working for decades as physical laborers...read more
By Josef Helfenstein (editor) and Roxanne Stanulis (editor)
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9781883015350 | Krannert Art Museum, January 31, 2005, cover price $40.00 | About this edition: The lives and work of Bill Traylor and William Edmondson share fascinating parallels despite a twenty-year age gap and the fact that they never met.

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Product Description: In 1924 Galka Scheyer brought the work of four fellow avant-garde artists from Germany to America. With tireless enthusiasm, she promoted the work of Lyonel Feininger, Alexej von Jawlensky, Wassily Kandinsky, and Paul Klee -- the "Blue Four" -- so-named to reflect their earlier association with the Blue Rider group (Der Blaue Reiter) of Munich Expressionists...read more (view table of contents, read Amazon.com's description)
By Vivian Endicott Barnett (editor), Josef Helfenstein (editor), Kunstmuseum Bern (corporate author) and Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen (other contributor)
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9780300075991 | Yale Univ Pr, August 1, 1998, cover price $85.00 | About this edition: In 1924 Galka Scheyer brought the work of four fellow avant-garde artists from Germany to America.

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Product Description: In this exhibition catalogue, the editors present not only Traylor's compellingly naive drawings, but also documentary photographs that reveal the daily life of southern blacks - in particular Traylor and his milieu. The contributors discuss his life and work, placing them in their social and historical background...read more
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9780300081961 | Yale Univ Pr, August 11, 1999, cover price $70.00 | About this edition: In this exhibition catalogue, the editors present not only Traylor's compellingly naive drawings, but also documentary photographs that reveal the daily life of southern blacks - in particular Traylor and his milieu.

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Product Description: Born into slavery, Bill Traylor has become almost a mythical figure in the history of American folk art. This book discusses Traylor's life and work and shows how his drawings pulse with the sensation of African-American blues music. 136 illustrations, 60 in color.
By Josef Helfenstein (editor) and Roman Kurzmeyer (editor)
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9780300081633 | Yale Univ Pr, September 1, 1999, cover price $32.00 | About this edition: Born into slavery, Bill Traylor has become almost a mythical figure in the history of American folk art.

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Product Description: This is the first major exploration of the works of American abstract painter and watercolorist Suzan Frecon (b. 1941), critically acclaimed for her sensitive arrangement of color, form, and texture, and for the philosophical resonance of her art...read more
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9780300125528 | Menil Collection, May 5, 2008, cover price $35.00 | About this edition: This is the first major exploration of the works of American abstract painter and watercolorist Suzan Frecon (b.

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Product Description: A Gift of Barbed Wire is a penetrating look at the lives of South Vietnamese officials and their families left behind in Vietnam after the fall of Saigon in 1975. A former Marine who served in Vietnam, Robert McKelvey went on to practice psychiatry and, through his work in refugee camps and U...read more
By Jonathan Fineberg (editor) and Josef Helfenstein (editor)
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9780295982250 | Univ of Washington Pr, August 30, 2002, cover price $28.95 | About this edition: A Gift of Barbed Wire is a penetrating look at the lives of South Vietnamese officials and their families left behind in Vietnam after the fall of Saigon in 1975.

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Product Description: Paul Klee was a leading figure in European Modernism, and his acclaim at home was quickly matched in the United States, where both private collectors and major museums sought out his work. Klee and America explores the reasons for that enthusiastic reception, especially during the 1930s and 1940s, while the artist was being targeted in Hitler's campaign against Entartete Kunst (degenerate art)...read more
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9783775717236 | Hatje Cantz Pub, March 15, 2006, cover price $55.00 | About this edition: Paul Klee was a leading figure in European Modernism, and his acclaim at home was quickly matched in the United States, where both private collectors and major museums sought out his work.

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Product Description: Utilizing works from museums across North America, Lipchitz and the Avant-Garde traces the path of the pioneering sculptor Jacques Lipchitz from his birthplace in Lithuania to his early work in Paris before World War I, where he was associated with the Parisian avant-garde and applied cubist principles to three-dimensional artwork...read more (view table of contents, read Amazon.com's description)
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9780295981871 | Krannert Art Museum, March 1, 2002, cover price $35.00 | About this edition: Utilizing works from museums across North America, Lipchitz and the Avant-Garde traces the path of the pioneering sculptor Jacques Lipchitz from his birthplace in Lithuania to his early work in Paris before World War I, where he was associated with the Parisian avant-garde and applied cubist principles to three-dimensional artwork.

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Product Description: Utilizing works from museums across North America, "Lipchitz and the Avant-Garde" traces the path of the pioneering sculptor Jacques Lipchitz from his birthplace in Lithuania to his early work in Paris before World War I, where he was associated with the Parisian avant-garde and applied cubist principles to three-dimensional artwork...read more
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9780295981864 | Krannert Art Museum, March 1, 2002, cover price $65.00 | About this edition: Utilizing works from museums across North America, "Lipchitz and the Avant-Garde" traces the path of the pioneering sculptor Jacques Lipchitz from his birthplace in Lithuania to his early work in Paris before World War I, where he was associated with the Parisian avant-garde and applied cubist principles to three-dimensional artwork.

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Product Description: Complex and highly idiosyncratic, the work of Louise Bourgeois enthralls audiences throughout the world. Beginning in the 1940s, shortly after arriving in New York City, Bourgeois produced her first mature, highly original paintings, drawings, and sculptures...read more
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9780295982472 | Krannert Art Museum, June 1, 2002, cover price $60.00

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9780295982489 | Krannert Art Museum, August 1, 2002, cover price $35.00 | About this edition: Complex and highly idiosyncratic, the work of Louise Bourgeois enthralls audiences throughout the world.

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Product Description: Published in conjunction with a major exhibition organized by The Museum of Modern Art, New York, in collaboration with The Menil Collection, Houston, and The Art Institute of Chicago, Magritte: The Mystery of the Ordinary, 1926-1938 focuses on the breakthrough Surrealist years of René Magritte, creator of some of the twentieth century's most extraordinary images...read more
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9780870708657 | Museum of Modern Art, September 30, 2013, cover price $65.00 | About this edition: Published in conjunction with a major exhibition organized by The Museum of Modern Art, New York, in collaboration with The Menil Collection, Houston, and The Art Institute of Chicago, Magritte: The Mystery of the Ordinary, 1926-1938 focuses on the breakthrough Surrealist years of René Magritte, creator of some of the twentieth century's most extraordinary images.

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Product Description: Artwork by Meret Oppenheim. Edited by Bice Curiger. Text by Jacqueline Burckhardt.
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9780916365455 | Independent Curators, June 1, 1996, cover price $45.00 | About this edition: Artwork by Meret Oppenheim.

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9780916365462 | Independent Curators, June 1, 1997, cover price $29.95 | About this edition: Artwork by Meret Oppenheim.

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Product Description: In the early 1940s, John and Dominique de Menil began to acquire art. Collecting in an intuitive and personal manner, the de Menils gathered “things in which we believe,” as John phrased it, and proceeded to develop an inspired collection that would eventually find a permanent home at The Menil Collection in Houston...read more
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9780300123791 | Menil Collection, June 28, 2007, cover price $40.00 | About this edition: In the early 1940s, John and Dominique de Menil began to acquire art.

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Product Description: Volume 8 of a catalogue raisonne covering the work of Paul Klee
By Antique Collectors' Club (corporate author) and Josef Helfenstein (foreword by)
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9783716511077 | Benteli Verlags Ag, February 7, 2014, cover price $198.00 | About this edition: Volume 8 of a catalogue raisonne covering the work of Paul Klee

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Product Description: Presents an essential collection of 130 works for the first time.
By Stefan Frey (editor) and Josef Helfenstein (editor)
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9781858941158 | Perseus Distribution Services, October 1, 2000, cover price $65.00 | About this edition: Presents an essential collection of 130 works for the first time.

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Product Description: Luc Tuymans (b. 1958) is a painter engaged with “figuration,” using imagery that he reworks in a critical or self-critical way. He combines images from various sources—photographs, film stills, mirror images—with a spare palette, unexpected cropping, and blurring to reinforce the painted image’s status as a replica...read more
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9780300196443 | Menil Collection, November 26, 2013, cover price $50.00 | About this edition: Luc Tuymans (b.

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Product Description: Robert Rauschenberg (b. 1925) began to investigate the boundaries between painting and sculpture in the 1950s, working with a variety of found objects in his Combine paintings and freestanding Combines. Later, in his Cardboard series (1971--72), he confined himself to the use of cardboard boxes, eliminating virtually all imagery, reducing the palette to a near monochrome, and commenting in subtle ways on the materialism and disposability of modern life...read more
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9780300123784 | Menil Collection, April 28, 2007, cover price $50.00 | About this edition: Robert Rauschenberg (b.

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Product Description: Hedda Sterne's impressive art career began in the late 1930s when she exhibited with the Surrealists in Paris. She attained national prominence in the 1940s and 1950s, exhibiting with Abstract Expressionists such as Jackson Pollock, Willem de Kooning, Barnett Newman, and Mark Rothko, and her career continues into the present...read more
By Sarah L. Eckhardt, Josef Helfenstein (contributor) and Lawrence Rinder (contributor)
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9781883015374 | Krannert Art Museum, July 30, 2006, cover price $30.00 | About this edition: Hedda Sterne's impressive art career began in the late 1930s when she exhibited with the Surrealists in Paris.

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Product Description: American artist Walter De Maria is associated with Minimal, conceptual, installation, and land art. He is best known for The Lightning Field, 1977, a long-term installation in western New Mexico made up of four hundred pointed stainless steel poles arranged in a grid over an area measuring one mile by one kilometer...read more
By Walter De Maria (photographer), Clare Elliott (contributor) and Josef Helfenstein
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9780300175783 | Menil Collection, March 6, 2012, cover price $50.00 | About this edition: American artist Walter De Maria is associated with Minimal, conceptual, installation, and land art.

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