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Fraenkel Gallery

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Hardcover, 11 x 9.5 in. / 110 pgs / 30 color / 48 bw.

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Catalog: SPRING 2017 p. 127   

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ISBN 9781881337447 TRADE
List Price: $45.00 CDN $60.00 GBP £40.00

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Ralph Eugene Meatyard: American Mystic

By Alexander Nemerov.

Ralph Eugene Meatyard: American Mystic

Meatyard as self-taught visionary: a portrait of the photographer by acclaimed art historian Alexander Nemerov

The legendary, mysterious photographer Ralph Eugene Meatyard (1925–72) lived in Lexington, Kentucky, working in a close-knit community of artists and writers while making his living as an optician. Ralph Eugene Meatyard: American Mystic, by esteemed art historian Alexander Nemerov, is a groundbreaking study of Meatyard’s work, creative thinking and sources of inspiration.

Given rare access to the personal library in which Meatyard had tellingly annotated works of fiction, poetry and other pages of personal significance, Nemerov examines the artist’s process of creating characters and staging dreamlike scenes. American Mystic also considers the artists and writers whose work influenced Meatyard, such as William Blake, Ludwig Wittgenstein and Thomas Merton.

Meatyard’s celebrated series The Family Album of Lucybelle Crater and many of his other photographs cast family members and friends in central roles, often masked and enacting symbolic dramas. Of these mystical works, Nemerov writes, “For Meatyard, a photograph is a careful or casual arrangement meant to produce a feeling it cannot name.”


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Ralph Eugene Meatyard: American Mystic

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RALPH EUGENE MEATYARD MONOGRAPHS + ARTIST'S BOOKS

Ralph Eugene Meatyard: Stages for Being

RALPH EUGENE MEATYARD: STAGES FOR BEING

UNIVERSITY OF KENTUCKY ART MUSEUM

ISBN: 9781882007004
USD $45.00
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Pub Date: 3/19/2019
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Ralph Eugene Meatyard: American Mystic

RALPH EUGENE MEATYARD: AMERICAN MYSTIC

FRAENKEL GALLERY

ISBN: 9781881337447
USD $45.00
| CAN $60 UK £ 40

Pub Date: 4/25/2017
Active | Out of stock