By Laura Heyenga, Brian Dettmer, Alyson Kuhn
Artists around the globe have in recent times been turning to their bookshelves for greater than only a solid learn, opting to chop, paint, carve, sew or in a different way remodel the broadcast web page into complete new appealing, thought-provoking artistic endeavors. Art made of Books is the definitive consultant to this compelling paintings shape, showcasing groundbreaking paintings through today's such a lot showstopping practitioners. From Su Blackwell's whimsical pop-up landscapes to the stacked-book sculptures of Kylie Stillman, each one portfolio celebrates the really good artistic range of the medium. A preface by means of pioneering artist Brian Dettmer and an creation through layout critic Alyson Kuhn around out the gathering. provided in an strange, tactile package deal with an uncovered backbone, this is often an important addition to the libraries of ebook fanatics and paintings aficionados.
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Two Pre-Columbian Fiber and Feather Items, a headdress with braided fiber base, a panel with similar base, both with remnant multicolored featherwork, lg. to 23 in. Provenance: Collection of Michael Mitchell, collected in the 1920s by his great-grandfather Ernest Mitchell. $300-400 167. Pre-Columbian Woven Sash, Peru, Nazca, c. , a long sash with zigzag design done in multicolored camelid wool, lg. 132, wd. 2 3/4 in. com 41 174 168. Two Pre-Columbian Wrapped Textile Panels, Nazca, c. , hair bundles wrapped with multicolored wool, with abstract spider designs on a red background, 10 1/2 x 7 1/2 in.
2,500-3,500 195. Pre-Columbian Painted Textile Cushma, Peru, Chancay, c. , woven in two panels and painted with geometric bordered panels, each with a standing figure with crescent-shaped headdress, surrounded by stylized fish or animals, (damage), 33 x 27 in. com 196 197 196. Pre-Columbian Painted Cotton Textile, Peru, Chancay, c. , divided into panels and painted with geometric and stylized zoomorphic designs, (loss), 38 x 26 in. $500-700 197. Peruvian Colonial Painting, a portrait of a Colonial authority, rolls up into a wood case, painted on the inside with foliate design, forged metal clasp, painting 20 x 15 1/2 in.
24 1/2 in. Provenance: Frank Crowinshield, New York, John Graham, New York, 1940s, Arthur Rothenberg. Literature: Sotheby’s African and Oceanic Art, November 15, 2002, pp. 64, 65. $10,000-15,000 252 252. African Carved Wood Royal Stool, Nigeria, Benin, old-style form, the outside relief-carved with snakes, mudfish, and geometric devices, the legs covered with metal strips attributed to the early members of the Igbesanmwan Guild of carvers, ht. 15 1/4, wd. 12, lg. 24 in. $1,000-1,500 253. African Hide-covered Ivory Trumpet, Dan, the side-blown form with remnant hide covering, lg.