PUBLISHER
University of California, Berkeley Art Museum/Pacific Film Archive

BOOK FORMAT
Hardcover, 9 x 11 in. / 160 pgs / 100 color / 8 bw.

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Catalog: FALL 2019 p. 146   

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ISBN 9780983881339 TRADE
List Price: $55.00 CDN $75.00 GBP £50.00

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Out of stock

EXHIBITION SCHEDULE

Berkeley, CA
University of California, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, 01/15/20–06/14/20

Boston, MA
Institute of Contemporary Art, 07/22/20–01/03/21

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Ron Nagle: Handsome Drifter

Edited with text by Apsara DiQuinzio. Foreword by Lawrence Rinder. Text by Jan Verwoert. Conversation by Dan Byers.

Ron Nagle: Handsome Drifter

One of the most original artists working today, San Francisco–based Ron Nagle (born 1939)—the enfant terrible of abstract expressionist ceramics—has made stunning, colorful, entirely unique small clay sculptures since the 1950s.

In his sculpture, Nagle mixes allusions to modernism, middlebrow culture and the special pop sensibility of Northern California, making ceramic vessels no bigger than a few inches that draw on everything from Japanese tea ceremonies to Krazy Kat. Made with an overarching sense of playfulness and linguistic humor, a bodily and architectural sensibility, and Nagle’s keen attention to color, these finely tuned, pitch-perfect sculptures condense sensory pleasure into perfect packages of experience and feeling. Their miniature scale makes these odd, elegant, sensual and sometimes abject little abstract sculptures endlessly charming models for the imagination.

Lushly illustrated, Ron Nagle: Handsome Drifter is the most comprehensive and scholarly publication on the artist to date, with essays by curator Apsara DiQuinzio and Berlin-based art critic and theorist Jan Verwoert. A lively conversation about Nagle’s studio practice and unique process with curator and director Dan Byers of Harvard’s Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts rounds out this unmissable book.


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Ron Nagle: Handsome Drifter

RON NAGLE: HANDSOME DRIFTER

UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, BERKELEY ART MUSEUM/PACIFIC FILM ARCHIVE

ISBN: 9780983881339
USD $55.00
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Pub Date: 2/18/2020
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Ron Nagle: Nagle, Ron

RON NAGLE: NAGLE, RON

SILVER GATE, INC.

ISBN: 9780979178719
USD $60.00
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Pub Date: 2/23/2016
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