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As Essential as Dreams – Self–Taught Art from the Collection of Stephanie and John Smither

by Michelle White The Menil Collection
Pub Date:
09/2016
ISBN:
9780300218411
Format:
Hbk 112 pages
Price:
AU$69.99 NZ$73.90
Product Status: In Stock Now
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This stunning book examines the collection of works by self-taught artists assembled by Stephanie and John Smither over the last thirty-odd years. A team of prominent curators, writers, critics, and art historians focuses on key works by twelve artists, including the boisterous assemblages of Thornton Dial; brightly colored visual interpretations of the Bible by Sister Gertrude Morgan; Oscar Hadwiger’s detailed wood models of fantastical architecture; and Carlo Zinelli’s narrative tableaus of stylized figures and animals.


 


Also featured are works by the ceramicist Georgia Blizzard; drawings by Hiroyuki Doi, Solange Knopf, Martín Ramírez, and Dominico Zindato; paintings by Jon Serl and Johnnie Swearingen; and carved wood sculptures by Charlie Willeto.  
Michelle White is curator at The Menil Collection, Houston.