With essays by Daniel Rosenfeld and Signe Mayfield
This award-winning catalogue presents, for the first time, the maquettes of Robert Arneson (1930 —1992), one of America’s most original, witty and iconoclastic artists, known for his pivotal role in establishing ceramics as a vital medium for contemporary figurative sculpture.
Ranging in size from 2 to 14 inches and in date from 1964 to 1992, the maquettes form a journal of intimate notations that chronicle the evolution of the artist and his prodigious imagination. Many of the maquettes represent Arneson’s first concepts for works, and their freshness and spontaneous execution illuminate his thought process in clay. The maquettes are presented with associated artist notebooks and studies on paper to provide a window into Arneson’s visual thinking.
70 color plates
8 1/2 x 12 inches