PUBLISHER
Roberts Projects

BOOK FORMAT
Hardcover, 9 x 12 in. / 223 pgs / 178 color / 9 bw.

PUBLISHING STATUS
Pub Date
Forthcoming

DISTRIBUTION
D.A.P. Exclusive
Catalog: SPRING 2022 p. 10   

PRODUCT DETAILS
ISBN 9781733664769 TRADE
List Price: $60.00 CDN $82.00 GBP £48.00

AVAILABILITY
Awaiting stock

EXHIBITION SCHEDULE

Culver City, CA
Roberts Projects, 09/18/21–11/06/21

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ROBERTS PROJECTS

Betye Saar: Black Doll Blues

Foreword by Julie Roberts. Text by Rachel Federman, Katherine Jentleson. Interview by Maddy Inez Leeser.

An investigation into Saar's lifelong interest in Black dolls, with new watercolors, historic assemblages, sketchbooks and a selection of Black dolls from the artist’s collection

This volume features new watercolor works on paper and assemblages by Betye Saar (born 1926) that incorporate the artist’s personal collection of Black dolls. These watercolors showcase the artist’s experimentation with vivid color and layered techniques, and her new interest in flat shapes. While Saar has previously used painting in her mixed-media collages, this is the first publication to focus on her watercolor works on paper.
“Watercolor is something that children use, so I decided, maybe I’ll paint something about children, maybe I’ll paint the dolls,” Saar says. Referencing the underrepresented history of Black dolls through Saar’s artistic lens, this catalog distills several intersecting themes, imagery and objects in Saar’s oeuvre, highlighting her prominent usage and reinvention of Black imagery. It contains 90 color images, including early assemblage works that feature Black dolls, such as Gris-Gris Box (1972) and Mti (1973), plus early sketchbooks and a curated selection of Saar’s Black doll collection. It also includes original essays by Rachel Federman, Associate Curator of Modern and Contemporary Drawings at the Morgan Library & Museum, and Katherine Jentleson, Merrie and Dan Boone Curator of Folk and Self-Taught Art at the High Museum of Art, and an interview with the artist by her granddaughter, Maddy Inez Leeser.


Betye Saar: Black Doll Blues

STATUS: Forthcoming | 11/1/2022

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BETYE SAAR MONOGRAPHS + ARTIST'S BOOKS

Betye Saar: Serious Moonlight

BETYE SAAR: SERIOUS MOONLIGHT

DELMONICO BOOKS/INSTITUTE OF CONTEMPORARY ART, MIAMI

ISBN: 9781636810362
USD $55.00
| CAN $75 UK £ 44

Pub Date: 9/20/2022
Active | In stock


Betye Saar: Black Doll Blues

BETYE SAAR: BLACK DOLL BLUES

ROBERTS PROJECTS

ISBN: 9781733664769
USD $60.00
| CAN $82 UK £ 48

Pub Date: 11/1/2022
Forthcoming


Betye Saar: Black Girl’s Window

BETYE SAAR: BLACK GIRL’S WINDOW

THE MUSEUM OF MODERN ART, NEW YORK

ISBN: 9781633450769
USD $14.95
| CAN $19.95

Pub Date: 7/23/2019
Active | In stock


Betye Saar: Uneasy Dancer

BETYE SAAR: UNEASY DANCER

FONDAZIONE PRADA

ISBN: 9788887029673
USD $55.00
| CAN $72.5

Pub Date: 2/28/2017
Active | In stock