Ellsworth Kelly: Austin $35.00
Co-published in 2020 with Radius Books, this comprehensive book provides a thorough look at the project, from its inception to its current position as one of the artist’s most important and enduring works. An incisive, thorough essay by Blanton Deputy Director for Curatorial Affairs Carter E. Foster includes archival material, drawings, historic photographs, and nearly all related works Kelly created as he developed the building’s design. The perfect companion to your coffee table art book selection.
The Avant-Garde Networks of Amauta: Argentina, Mexico and Peru in the 1920s [Redes de Vanguardia: Amauta y América Latina, 1926-1930] $39.99
This international exhibition-accompanying catalogue is the first significant publication dedicated to the key role Amauta played in the visual arts of Peru, Argentina, and Mexico during the 1920s. Founded and directed by José Carlos Mariategui, Amauta had a profound influence shaping the literary, artistic, and political networks of Latin America during that decade. The catalogue, edited by co-curators Beverly Adams (Museum of Modern Art, previously Blanton Museum of Art, The University of Texas at Austin) and Natalia Majluf (previously Museo de Arte de Lima, Peru), was published in Spanish and English versions in January 2019. It is the winner of the Association for Latin American Art’s Arvey Foundation Exhibition Catalogue Award.
Charles White: The Gordon Gift to The University of Texas $29.95
An exhibition catalog featuring the artwork of Charles White, an influential and beloved artist, educator, and activist. Edited by Veronica Roberts. With essays by Esther Adler, Carter E. Foster, Edmund T. Gordon, Edmund W. Gordon, Rudolph H. Green, Ashley James, John P. Murphy, Jared Quinton, Veronica Roberts, Cherise Smith, and Phillip A. Townsend.
Nina Katchadourian: Curiouser $34.95
Nina Katchadourian: Curiouser accompanies the Blanton Museum’s mid-career survey of the work of Brooklyn-based artist Nina Katchadourian, organized by Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art Veronica Roberts. The book reveals the artist’s humor, ingenuity, and ability to unearth the creative potential that “lurks within the mundane,” to use her words. The diverse range of art it highlights includes Mended Spiderwebs, a series of photographs documenting the artist’s attempts to weave red string into dilapidated spiderwebs, and Under Pressure, a recent video that Katchadourian took of herself lip-synching to David Bowie and Freddie Mercury’s duet using her mobile phone in the cramped quarters of an airplane lavatory.
Blanton Museum of Art: 110 Favorites from the Collection $21.95
110 Favorites from the Collection features some of the most beloved and highly regarded examples from the Blanton Museum of Art’s permanent collection of more than 17,000 works. This volume offers a glimpse of the breadth and depth of the museum’s holdings, which span antiquity to the present and a wide range of media in a travel-friendly size.
La línea continua: The Judy and Charles Tate Collection of Latin American Art $29.95
La línea continua celebrates a significant moment in the history of patronage at the Blanton Museum of Art and in the study of Latin American art. Judy and Charles Tate are among the University of Texas at Austin’s most exemplary alumni and friends. Their most recent contribution to UT comes in the form of the gift of their collection of modern and contemporary Latin American art to the Blanton. The Tates’ gift promises to foster new opportunities for study across disciplines and will greatly enhance the holdings of the museum, which has been a leader in the field of Latin American art since the late 1960s. A part of the Blanton-organized exhibition La línea continua.