PUBLISHER
Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art

BOOK FORMAT
Hardcover, 6.5 x 9 in. / 272 pgs / 172 color / 5 bw.

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Pub Date
Out of stock indefinitely

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D.A.P. Exclusive
Catalog: SPRING 2017 p. 88   

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ISBN 9780979893667 TRADE
List Price: $45.00 CDN $60.00 GBP £40.00

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"My art becomes an explorer, a tracer of forgotten tribes, a seeker of sanctified visions"
— Betye Saar

  

SCOTTSDALE MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART

Betye Saar: Still Tickin'

Interview by Sara Cochran.

Betye Saar: Still Tickin'Betye Saar (born 1926) is a legend. For 60 years, she has created powerful artworks that question traditional roles and representations of African Americans and women in the US, as well as deeply personal works about her family history and spirituality. Betye Saar: Still Tickin’ considers the breadth of the artist’s career and its key themes. To contextualize Saar’s works, this volume includes writings by the artist from the 1970s to the present day as well as a recent interview with Saar in which she discusses her artistic practice and her views on history, including the current debate about police violence in the US. “My art becomes an explorer, a tracer of forgotten tribes, a seeker of sanctified visions,” explains Saar. “These works are what I leave behind.”

'Herstory' (2005) is reproduced from 'Betye Saar: Still Tickin'.'

Betye Saar: Still Tickin'

STATUS: Out of stock indefinitely.

FROM THE ARTBOOK BLOG

CORY REYNOLDS | DATE 2/23/2020

Betye Saar featured today on CBS Sunday Morning

Betye Saar featured today on CBS Sunday Morning

Visit cbsnews.com to view correspondent Serena Altschul's profile of the pioneering 93-year-old artist. Featured image, "Red Signs of Transformation" (2015) is reproduced from Betye Saar: Still Tickin', published by the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art. "My creative process is a sort of ritual," Saar says to curator Sara Cochran. "And that ritual is first in the hunting and gathering because that's great fun to go to the flea markets and thrift stores, and just finding the materials, and finding out what objects and images speak to me, like they almost beckon and say, 'Take me home. I'll be a piece of art for you.' And so the hunting and gathering is the beginning. The next process is the physical manipulation of those materials by combining things and sorting things, and deciding which objects will strengthen an idea that I'm really not quite sure of until I get it all together. And the next part of the process would be to glue it, to paint it, to saw parts off, to glue pieces on. And then, the final part of the ritual, as I see it, is the release of it. I've done it, and there it is, and send it out to the world." continue to blog


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