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Art Books: The New Luxury Collectible

With so much writing being done online, books have taken on a precious new meaning. That’s no different in the art book world, or more specifically, the luxury book market as defined by Benedikt Taschen, the German publisher who in 1999 famously published SUMO, a retrospective of the work of iconic photographer Helmut Newton. It was the largest book produced
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Canadian Art Today: Circa 1970

“With their artists competing on an international stage, Canadians can no longer complain of their country as a cultural backwater nor luxuriate in the nostalgic charm of provincialism. In art as in political, social and economic activities, Canada is fully involved in the world of today,” – Dr. R. H. Hubbard, former Chief Curator of the National Gallery of Canada.
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Seeing Ghosts: 9/11 and the Visual Imagination

Karen Engle’s book Seeing Ghosts: 9/11 and the Visual Imagination takes an intriguing, and – she argues – much needed look at the artworks and ephemera that surrounded September 11. Eric Fischl, Tumbling Woman. Image: artnet.com You probably haven’t given much thought to Eric Fischl‘s sculpture Tumbling Woman, which was placed and quickly pulled from Rockefeller Centre when it became
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Art Books: A Collector’s Bookshelf Part Two

Collector of art and art books (and friend of VoCA) Bill Clarke continues his tour of his bookshelves: A Young Man of Extraordinary Personal Beauty by Gareth Jones/Oscar Wilde; 2007 4. A YOUNG MAN OF EXTRAORDINARY PERSONAL BEAUTY by Gareth Jones; 2007. Published by Four Corners Press, London. This book is the first in a series of classic British novels
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Art Books: A Collector’s Bookshelf Part One

A few weeks ago, we recommended artist books as a more affordable (and under appreciated) alternative for art collectors. Imagine our surprise to discover that art collector and friend of VoCA Bill Clarke was also a collector of art books. Here, he gives us a tour of his bookshelves: Robert Indiana: Trilove (1969). All images: courtesy Bill Clarke 1. TRILOVE
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VoCA Recommends…Independent Sprit

This book is devoted to Canadian women artists from the 19th to mid 20th centuries. It should be necessary reading for anyone who is interested in Canadian history, and/or Canadian art. Please don’t let the cover design dissuade you! Keep reading! Independent Sprit, by A.K. Prakash. Image: fireflybooks.com “It’s tempting to assume that Canadian women artists of the 19th and
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It’s All About Art Books

…Isn’t it? When art prices go stratospheric, many smart collectors turn to prints, ephemera, and…books. New York Art Book Fair at Phillips, de Pury and Co. October 24 – 26, 2008 New York City The cover of the One Cent Life portfolio, screenprint by Roy Lichtenstein, 1963. Image: artnet.com Collector and friend of VoCA Bill Clarke has been doing this
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