Published by Mitchell-Innes & Nash. Text by Robert Storr.
Published on the occasion of an exhibition of works by sculptor, painter and printmaker Nancy Graves (1939–95), Mapping focuses on her paintings and works on paper dealing with maps.
Graves investigated the subject of mapmaking throughout her career, and the collection of pieces selected here from the early- to mid-1970s offers a representative survey of her concern with maps of natural phenomena, specifically the newly available satellite images of temperature and weather patterns on the Earth, the Moon and Mars. By this point in her career Graves had already been given, at age 29, a solo exhibition at the Whitney, becoming the fifth woman to do so.
With an essay by curator Robert Storr, Mapping is published on the 50th anniversary of the first manned moon landing, and is an important addition to the literature on this prolific postwar artist.
Published by Mitchell-Innes & Nash. Text by Christopher Lyon, Christina Hunter, Linda Nochlin.
This exhibition catalogue marks the 20th anniversary of the death of American artist Nancy Graves (1939-1995), featuring work from the first half of her career, from 1969 to 1982. In 1969, Graves became internationally recognized as the first female artist to receive a solo retrospective at the Whitney Museum in New York City. It was at this exhibition that her now iconic series Camels was first displayed--a collection of three larger-than-life camels made from animal hides, burlap, wax and fiberglass. Graves, filled with curiosity about the natural world, continued to work with the image of these majestic and mysterious creatures. In 1970, she fabricated steel camel skeletons for Inside-Outside, and in the same year, she captured them in their natural habitat in the Sahara for her rarely exhibited film Izy Boukir. Alongside the artist's sculptures and films, this publication also includes her large-scale watercolors and pointillist-style canvases.
Published by Hatje Cantz. Edited by Brigitte Franzen, Annette Lagler. Text by Walter Grasskamp, Petra Lange-Berndt, Joan Simon, et al..
Nancy Graves (1939–1995) was known in the late 60s for her life-size sculptures of camels and dromedaries made of wax, fiberglass, jute and animal skins. This publication presents the artist’s multifaceted oeuvre and examines its relationship to the work of her contemporaries and role models.