Publisher: Cleveland, Ohio: Cleveland Center for Contemporary Art, 2001
Edition: 1st Edition
Binding: Soft cover
Condition: Near Fine / No dust jacket as issued
Item #: 108809
First edition, first printing. Signed and dated 2002 on the first page by Hammond. Soft cover. Photographically illustrated wrappers; no dust jacket as issued. Paintings by Jane Hammond in collaboration with John Ashbery. Essays by John Ashbery, Ingrid Schaffner and Jill Snyder. Includes a list of illustrations and notes on the contributors. 96 pp., with 30 four-color illustrations and 10 black-and-white illustrations. 9-3/4 x 9-3/4 inches. Published on the occasion of an exhibition at the Cleveland Center for Contemporary Art, which traveled to other venues.
Near Fine (light surface wear and stray surface marks, else Fine).
From the publisher: "This catalogue documents a body of work created by Hammond following a unique collaboration with the renowned poet John Ashbery. In 1993, Hammond commissioned Ashbery to create a set of unique titles that would act as catalysts for her recombinative paintings. Ashbery provided 44 such titles that employ his characteristically eclectic use of language, such as Confessions of a Fop, A Parliament of Refrigerator Magnets, Freezer Burn, and others. Since 1993, these titles have been the initial source of Hammond's creative process. The 60 paintings created to date in this series are, like all of her work, produced from a controlled iconographic pool of 276 pictorial representations, drawn from such texts as 19th-century technical manuals, old children's books, pornographic comics, and the like. The relationships between titles and paintings range from obscure to playfully evident, yet all derive from the lively intersection between language and image."