EX LIBRIS

January 26 - February 26, 2011

TOM BURCKHARDT
Bookshelf, 2005
Ink on corregated cardboard construction
84" x 32" x 10"

EX LIBRIS

January 26 - February 26, 2011


..........Adam Baumgold Gallery presents the exhibition "Ex Libris" from January 26 through February 26, 2011. The exhibition will focus on art about books and will feature 28 artists: Ed Ruscha, Chris Ware, Maira Kalman, Chip Kidd, Seth, Roz Chast, Robin Tewes, Ruth Marten, Richard Prince, David Hockney, Jean Lowe, Cyrilla Mozenter, Charles Burns, Richard Baker, András Böröcz, Vivienne Koorland, Saul Steinberg, Jennie Ottinger, Nan Swid, Bette Blank, Josephine Halvorson, Molly Springfield, Rebecca Bird, Ryan Brown, Tom Burckhardt, Alice Attie, Renée French and Adam Dant.

..........Among the works included in the exhibition are Tom Burckhardt's large "Bookshelf," 2005 from his exhibition "Full Stop" at the Aldrich Museum - a faux cardboard bookshelf that showcases the artist's eclectic book collection and simultaneously honors his influences, and Ed Ruscha's "1984," 1967 a print whose typography slyly references Orwell's book with that title. Also featured in the exhibition are many of Ruscha's early artist's books and two cover drawings by Chris Ware of his ACME Novelty Library books numbers 16 and 17.

.........."Ex Libris" also includes Josephine Halvorson's painting "Many Books," 2009 that depicts three anonymous stacks of books and Richard Prince's art book that juxtaposes a drawing of a girl with his drawing interpretation of a 'DeKooningesque' woman. Also featured will be a group of Chip Kidd's actual book covers and book prototypes - master works in graphic design. Jennie Ottinger imparts her unique style in her mini paintings of classic book covers with her own humorous summary of the book's plotlines within, and Seth's cardboard sculpture of the fictional "J. Morgan Smith Private Lending Library," 2009 from his book George Sprott, gently spoofs the seriousness of the institution of the library. Alice Attie contributes dense drawings of text from Kant's "Critique of Pure Reason" and Sartre's "Being and Nothingness." Nan Swid's collages from book covers and pages deconstruct the book from utilitarian function to art objects, and Bette Blank's painting "Ye Olde Book Shoppe," 2011 depicts a bookshop crammed with colorful books executed with her unique perspective.

..........Additionally in the exhibition are Richard Baker's paintings on paper of covers of books such as William Burroughs' "The Job," that pays tribute to classic graphic design yet bears the artist's unmistakable painterly touch, and Charles Burns' drawing "Love in Vein" from his book "El Borbah" that is an ode to pulp fiction and comics. Maira Kalman's closed "Proust's Notebook," 2010 plays on the viewer's curiosity about the notebook's contents. In Robin Tewes' painting "Her Story: She Reads Like an Open Book," a female figure is defined by the texts that surround her and Rebecca Bird's painting "Depository," 2010 considers books as a receptacle for memory and history.

..........The gallery hours are Tuesday through Saturday 11:00 to 5:30 P.M. For additional information, please contact Adam Baumgold at (212)861-7338 or at abaumgold@aol.com.

 

 

ED RUSCHA
1984, 1967
Lithograph with handcoloring, ed. of 50
Image size 14" x 17"
Sheet size 20" x 25"

ED RUSCHA
"Every Building on the Sunset Strip," 1966
Self published book
c. 9" x 6"

ED RUSCHA
"Thirtyfour Parking Lots in Los Angeles," 1967
Self published book
c. 9" x 6"

ED RUSCHA
"Various Small Fires and Milk," 1970
Self published book
c. 9" x 6"

ED RUSCHA
"Real Estate Opportunities," 1970
Self published book
c. 9" x 6"

ED RUSCHA
"Edward Ruscha (Ed-werd Rew-shay) Young Artist," 1967
Minneapolis Institute of the Arts
c. 9" x 6"

(Other available books by Ed Ruscha not shown.)

 

CHRIS WARE
"The ACME Novelty Library No. 16; Cover," 2005
Ink on paper
20 1/2" x 30 1/2"

CHRIS WARE
"The ACME Novelty Library No. 17; Cover," 2007
Ink on paper
12" x 16"

 

SETH
The J.Morgan Smith Private Landing Library, 2009
Mixed media
c. 11 1/2" x 6" x 9 1/2"

 

SETH
Untitled
Gouache on paper
14 1/2" x 22"

 

MAIRA KALMAN
Proust’s Notebook, 2006
Gouache on paper
8" x 6 3/4”

MAIRA KALMAN
1971 Notebook, 2007
Gouache on paper
5 3/4 x 3 3/4”

MAIRA KALMAN
Rudolph, 2006
Gouache on paper
9 1/4 x 6 3/4”

 


CHIP KIDD
Book Prototypes and Book Covers
Offset printing on paper
various sizes: other works not pictured


ROZ CHAST
Beyond Dante, 1982
Ink on paper
4" x 7"

ROZ CHAST
Nancy Drew Mysteries, 1998
Ink on paper
5 1/2" x 7"

 

ROBIN TEWES
Her Story- She Reads Like an Open Book
Oil on birch panel
24" x 22"

ROBIN TEWES
We Be Happy Again, 2011
Watercolor and colored pencil on paper
24 " x 18"

 

RUTH MARTEN
Oysters for Breakfast, 2011
Enhanced 18th century print with watercolor
6 1/4" x 4 1/4"

RUTH MARTEN
The Wigmaker's Guide, 2011
Enhanced 18th century print with watercolor
5" x 6"

 

JEAN LOWE
The Triumph of Minimalism, 2009
Enamel on papier-mâché
13 3/8" x 12" x 4"

JEAN LOWE
Help Me Make Up My Mind, Lord, 2007
Enamel on papier-mâché
14 3/8" x 13 1/4" x 3 3/4"

JEAN LOWE
Eco-Tourist's Guide, 2008
Enamel on papier-mâché
14" x 8 1/2" x 1 3/4"

JEAN LOWE
The Joy of Pickling - 200 Scenarios, 2009
Enamel on papier-mâché
10" x 8" x 2 1/8"

 

CYRILLA MOZENTER
Problems of Art, 2010
paperback book, hazelnuts, handmade paper
1 1/2" x 5 1/2" x 8"

 

CHARLES BURNS
El Borbah: Title page: Love in Vein, 1999
Ink on paper
18" x 14"

 

RICHARD BAKER
The Job, 2005
Gouache on paper
12" x 10"

RICHARD BAKER
A Nest Full of Ninnies, 2005
Gouache on paper
12" x 10"

 

ANDRAS BOROCZ
"Shoes and a domino on a book" 2010
carved wood
6" x 12" x 9"

ANDRA BOROCZ
"Shoes going up on the Book" 2010
carved wood
12" x 9" x 6"

ANDRAS BOROCZ
"Madonna in the Library" 2010
ink, handmade paper, pine
17" x 8" x 3/4"

 

VIVIENNE KOORLAND
Songbook, 2001
Oil on stitched canvas
24" x 20"

 

SAUL STEINBERG
Untitled, 1946
Ink on paper
10" x 9"

 

JENNIE OTTINGER
In Cold Blood, 2010
Hollow and summarized book: gouache on paper
6" x 9'

JENNIE OTTINGER
The Satanic Verses, 2010
Hollow and summarized book: gouache on paper
6" x 9'

JENNIE OTTINGER
Infinite Jest, 2010
Hollow and summarized book: gouache on paper
6" x 9'

JENNIE OTTINGER
Swann's Way, 2010
Hollow and summarized book: gouache on paper
6" x 9'

 

NAN SWID
Binding, 2009
Disassembled Books, Pencil
11" x 14" x 1 1/4"

NAN SWID
Waxwing, 2009
Disassembled Books, Encaustic
11". x 14" x 1 1/4"

NAN SWID
Untitled, 2009
Paper, Disassembled Books, Pencil
9 1/2" x 12" x 1 1/2"

 

JOSEPHINE HALVORSON
Many Books, 2009
Oil on linen
15" x 19"

 

BETTE BLANK
Ye Olde Book Store, 2011
Oil on linen
24" x 18"

BETTE BLANK
Henny Youngmans' Greatest One Liners, 2011
Oil on linen
20" x 16"

 

MOLLY SPRINGFIELD
Untitled (Negative/Positive), 2009
Graphite on paper
8 1/2" x 11"

MOLLY SPRINGFIELD
A Stanza in Lord Byron's Hand, 2009
Graphite on paper
8 1/2" x 11"

 

RYAN BROWN
Collection #5 (Skandalon), Top Shelf and Bottom Shelf, 2011
Graphite, ink, watercolor, acrylic, glitter on paper over wood
60" x 10 ¾" x 4"

RYAN BROWN
Modern Masters (RIOT), 2011
Ink, acrylic, watercolor on paper over wood
8 1/4" x 11 1/2" x 1/2"

RYAN BROWN
Bound for pain, 2011
Graphite, ink, acrylic on paper over wood
5" x 7 7/8" x 3/8"

RYAN BROWN
Either/Or, 2011
Graphite, ink on paper over wood

4 1/4" x 6 3/8" x 1/2"

RYAN BROWN
Ballet, 2011
Ink, acrylic on paper over wood

4 3/8" x 6 3/4" x 3/4"

 

ALICE ATTIE
Being and Nothingness, 2009
Ink on paper
16" x 11"

ALICE ATTIE
Being and Nothingness (detail), 2009
Ink on paper
16" x 11"

ALICE ATTIE
Kant's Critique of Pure Reason, 2009
Ink on paper
11" x 16"

ALICE ATTIE
Kant's Critique of Pure Reason (detail), 2009
Ink on paper
11" x 16"

 

TOM BURCKHARDT
Gateway, 2008
Colored pencil and acrylic on bookcover
13" x 9 1/2"

TOM BURCKHARDT
Death Comes to the Archbishop, 2010
Colored pencil and acrylic on bookcover
10" x 7 1/2"

 

REBECCA BIRD
Depository, 2010
Oil, acrylic, pencil and watercolor on panel
23 3/4" x 17 3/4”

 

ADAM DANT
500 Images et Paroles Subliminal (B.I.S.I.), 2003
Gouache on paper
14 1/4" x 11"

ADAM DANT
Untitled, (Book Jacket of B.I.S.I.), 2003
Ink, gouache on paper
13 1/4" x 15"