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Here are some examples of important shows, HAPPENING RIGHT NOW, and some items available that are directly related.
Cyanotpes: Photography’s Blue Period at
WORCESTER ART MUSEUM
January 16 – April 24, 2016
Anna Atkins (1799-1871). Photographs of British Algae: Cyanotype Impressions, 1843
Recognized as the first book to be photographically printed and illustrated, it is a landmark in the history of photography, employing the new process of cyanotype invented by Sir John Hershel in 1842. The plates were made by placing the dry specimens on light-sensitive paper and then exposing the sheets to sunlight. Self-published and printed in a limited number of copies for private circulation, each unique, comprising 306 elegantly arranged photographic prints of seaweeds listed in alphabetical order, with captions hand-written by Atkins. This copy is a rare volume that has remained in a private library for many years; bound in green morocco leather with a hand-written inscription. Size: 10 1/4 x 8 1/2 in. (26 x 21.5 cm)
Marcel Broodthaers: A Retrospective at
through Sunday, May 15. 2016
Marcel Broodthaers. LA CONQUETE DE L’ESPACE. Atlas, 1975
Offset lithograph. Unsigned Print from the edition of 50 copies. This being an HC copy # VII with Estate stamp on back.Publisher: Lebeer Hossmann Éditeurs, Brussels and Hamburg. Size: 19 1/4 x 24 3/4 in. (49 x 63 cm)
LA CONQUETE DE L’ESPACE. Atlas a l’usage des artistes et des militaires’, 1975
Brussels, Belgium : LeBeer Hossmann -1975 Edition of 50 copies . MOST RARE AND IMPORTANT FINAL ARTIST BOOK BY BROODTHAERS. This book was published just after the artist’s unexpected death and so all copies remain unsigned and were stamped ‘Estate M Broodthaers’ as with this copy. This copy has some slight handling marks to the cover but is still a very good copy of this extremely rare item. 39pp with silhouettes of a selection of the countries of the world listed and shrunk to the same scale as Belgium, with no difference in size. SEE ‘Marcel Broodthaers, Catalogue of the Editions, Prints and Books, CANTZ, German 1996, B21 (col illus) p 78/79. This item has been written about extensively by scholars of Broodthaers’ oeuvre. Size: 1 5/8 x 1 1/8 x 3/8” (4.2 x 2.9 x 1 cm)
Taryn Simon: Ppaperwork and The Will of Capital at
February 18 - March 26, 2016
George Sinclair. HORTUS GRAMINEUS WÖBURNENSIS, 1816
Hortus Gramineus Wöburnensis: Or, An Account of the Results of Experiments on the Produce and Nutrive Qualities of Different Grasses, and Other Plants, Used as the Food of the More Valuable Domestic Animals: Instuted By John Duke of Bedford. Sinclair’s experiment provided the foundation of Darwin’s “principle of divergence,” a building block of his theory of evolution by natural selection, by illuminating a central question in ecology and evolution: How is diversity of species in the natural world maintained? Darwin referred to Sinclair’s experiment in On the Origin of Species (1859), but did not mention Sinclair’s name or cite his work, and it was only recently discovered that Sinclair’s Hortus gramineus worburnensis was the source of Darwin’s knowledge (see Andy Hector and Rowan Hooper, “Darwin and the first ecological experiment,” Science Magazine 295, no. 5555: 639-40).
Peter Fischli, David Weiss: How to Work Better at
February 5 – April 27, 2016
BERICHT UBER DEN KUNSTLERISCHEN SCHMUCK IM NEUBAU DER BORSE ZURICH, 1995
Book signed by both artists along with a photograph signed on the back. Edition 37/60. Size: 41.5x29.5 cm photograph 21x15cm book.
Stephen Shore “Uncommon Places” at
EDWYNN HOUK GALLERY
February 11 – May 7, 2016
STEPHEN SHORE. Uncommon Places, 1982
Special limited edition of 100 copies, signed and numbered by Shore, with an original chromogenic development (C-type) contact print “Merced River, Yosemite National Park, California, August 13, 1979, “ (7 3/4 x 9 3/4 inches) Signed in ink on verso by Shore. The print is enclosed in a matching cloth folio. Hardcover. Fine white cloth with title stamped in brown on front cover and spine (the limited edition was not issued with a dust jacket), enclosed in a matching cloth slipcase. Photographs and text by Stephen Shore. Includes a list of images, a statement from Shore and a short description of Shore”s photography by Robert Venturi (on back cover of dust jacket). Designed by Wendy Byrne. 64 pp., with 61 four-color plates, beautifully printed by D.L. Terwilliger Company, New York from color separations made by L.S. Graphic Inc. 10 x 11 1/2 inches. Out of print. Extremely scarce
Hiroshi Sugimoto. “Sea Of Buddha” & Sanjusangendo (Hall Of Thirty Three Bays) at
February 6 – March 5, 2016
Sanjusangendo (Hall of Thirty Three Bays), 1994
The Sea of Buddha series, conceived in 1988 and realized in 1995, explores Sugimoto’s overarching interest in light, history and time—which the artist refers to as “one of the most abstract concepts human beings have created.” Conceptually related to the ongoing photographic series that occupy his practice, the forty-eight black-and-white images that make up Sea of Buddha use the same formal language of precise compositional balance and size to achieve an apparent uniformity between each photograph. For the exhibition, thirty-six photographs from the series will be installed. Five works from Sugimoto’s iconic Seascapes series (1980–), in which the horizon divides sea and sky in varying locations and atmospheric conditions, will also be included.