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DATE 10/31/2022

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

DATE 10/25/2022

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DATE 10/1/2022

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

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

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

DATE 9/22/2022

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

DATE 9/22/2022

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

DATE 9/19/2022

In Celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month

DATE 9/19/2022

Featuring a pull-off poster cover, 'Betye Saar: Serious Moonlight' is a New Release this week!

DATE 9/17/2022

Museum Store of the Month: MFA Boston Shop

DATE 9/17/2022

Peter Fetterman Gallery presents Roger A. Deakins exhibition and 'Byways' signing

DATE 9/16/2022

'Julie Blackmon: Midwest Materials' is NEW from Radius Books


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“Abstract Shark and Three Spheres” (no date) is reproduced from
CORY REYNOLDS | DATE 2/7/2018

A rupture between reality and fantasy in 'Frank Walter: The Last Universal Man'

“Abstract Shark and Three Spheres” (no date) is reproduced from Frank Walter: The Last Universal Man, 1926–2009, the first major monograph on the prolific, somewhat delusional mixed-race Antiguan artist and writer who insisted on his own high-born, Anglican identity—linking himself to figures such as Mary, Queen of Scotts and Adolf Hitler—despite a lifelong experience of racism and rejection by those he sought to impress. “Where he viewed himself as a white man, others saw a black man—creating a rupture between reality and fantasy that affected all areas of his life,” Nina Khruscheva writes. “As all artists of genius do, Walter foresaw the future, and he never lost hope that one day [the world would] see him as he wanted to be seen—as an artist who transformed his imperfect reality into a work of art.”

Frank Walter: The Last Universal Man, 1926–2009

Frank Walter: The Last Universal Man, 1926–2009

RADIUS BOOKS
Hbk, 9.5 x 12.5 in. / 196 pgs / 364 color.





Happy Mother's Day!

DATE 5/8/2022

Happy Mother's Day!