ARTBOOK BLOG

RECENT POSTS

DATE 10/31/2022

Celebrate Halloween with Christopher Frayling on 'Vampire Cinema: The First One Hundred Years'

DATE 10/25/2022

Rizzoli Bookstore presents Chris Floyd and Catriona Ni Aolain on 'Not Just Pictures'

DATE 10/1/2022

If you believe in Afrofuturism and a glorious African past, 'Marilyn Nance: Last Day in Lagos' is for you

DATE 10/1/2022

Artbook @ Hauser & Wirth Los Angeles Bookstore presents Betony Vernon signing 'Paradise Found: An Erotic Treasury for Sybarites'

DATE 10/1/2022

CARA presents the launch of 'Marilyn Nance: Last Day in Lagos'

DATE 9/27/2022

In 'Botanical: Observing Beauty,' the core of perception

DATE 9/27/2022

The critically-acclaimed first major biography on Piet Mondrian in 50 years, in English

DATE 9/27/2022

Isolde Brielmaier in conversation with Aruna D’Souza on 'I Am Sparkling'

DATE 9/26/2022

Rizzoli Bookstore presents Baldwin Lee in conversation with Imani Perry

DATE 9/22/2022

On view now at Howard Greenberg Gallery, 'Baldwin Lee' is a revelation

DATE 9/22/2022

'Temperature's Rising' — a new oral history of Galaxie 500

DATE 9/22/2022

New Museum presents the launch of 'El Anatsui: The Reinvention of Sculpture'

DATE 9/19/2022

In Celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month


IMAGE GALLERY

“Helen Sipala 2” (1991–1994) is reproduced from
CORY REYNOLDS | DATE 6/5/2022

Recently rediscovered drawings by Andrew Wyeth in 'Life and Death'

Drawn somewhere between 1991 and 1994, “Helen Sipala 2” is reproduced from Andrew Wyeth: Life and Death, published to accompany the exhibition on view at Colby College Museum of Art. Collecting a series of recently rediscovered and previously unpublished pencil drawings made all the more relevant by our ongoing experience of mortality during the pandemic, this volume represents an important new subject in Wyeth's oeuvre: his own funeral. “About two decades before his private funeral in January 2009, Andrew Wyeth set the stage for the solemn event,” Tanya Sheehan writes. “What he envisioned in more than fifty sketches was a winter’s day on Kuerner’s Hill, close to Wyeth’s home in Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania, and within sight of the location of the automobile accident that took the lives of his father and nephew. Heads bowed, faces serene, and hands clasped or resting on the coffin’s edge, Wyeth’s devoted wife and a small group of locals who served as models across his career would come together to mourn the aged painter." She concludes, "Ultimately it is my hope that Wyeth’s funeral drawings, when situated in the contemporary scene, can help Americans manage their own complex feelings about and vivid memories of death in the wake of 2020.”

Helen Sipala 2 (Funeral Group), ca. 1991–94. Pencil on paper. © 2021 Andrew Wyeth/Artists Rights Society (ARS). The Phyllis and Jamie Wyeth Collection

Andrew Wyeth: Life and Death

Andrew Wyeth: Life and Death

DELMONICO BOOKS/COLBY COLLEGE MUSEUM OF ART
Hbk, 8.25 x 10.25 in. / 144 pgs / 100 color.

$40.00  free shipping





Happy Mother's Day!

DATE 5/8/2022

Happy Mother's Day!