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MONOGRAPHS & CATALOGSBruce Kurland: Illusion and the Little World
Clth, 8.75 x 8.75 in. / 192 pgs / 83 color. | 2/28/2014 | Not available
Published by Avocet Editions.
Edited with text by Lisa Jarnot. Text by Victoria Munroe, Eliza Rathbone.
Bruce Kurland was an American still-life painter working from the early 1960s until his death in 2013. Born in New York in 1938, Kurland was initially influenced by earlier European practitioners of the still-life genre such as Fabritius, Chardin and Morandi, whose quiet reveries he inflected with a contemporary vision of mortality derived from the visceral imagery of Francis Bacon. Today, his work can be seen as part of a singular strain of twentieth-century North American painting that includes artists such as Walter Murch and Gregory Gillespie. Kurland infused his paintings with powerful attention to, and a tangible affection for, nature "red in tooth and claw," conjuring "a little world with which I could do anything I wanted, without losing the illusion." This handsome volume, with its cloth binding and tip-on cover, includes essays by poet Lisa Jarnot, gallerist Victoria Munroe and Chief Curator at the Phillips Collection in Washington, DC, Eliza Rathbone.
Clth, 8.75 x 8.75 in. / 192 pgs / 83 color.
Pub Date 2/28/2014
Out of print
Catalog: SPRING 2014 p. 124
ISBN 9781938922428 TRADE
List Price: $55.00 CDN $65.00