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William Christenberry: Works on Paper (W/P) [SIGNED]

Publisher: Tucson, Arizona: Nazraeli Press, in association with Hemphill Fine Arts, Washington, DC, 2005
Edition: 1st Edition
Binding: Hardcover
ISBN: 1590051262
Condition: Fine / Fine
Item #: 113606



First edition, first and only printing. Signed in black ink on the title page by Christenberry. Hardcover. Fine cloth, with debossed title blind-stamped on front cover and spine, with dust jacket. Drawings by William Christenberry. Designed by Lisa Bertnick and George Hemphill. 54 pp., with four-color plates, beautifully printed on fine matte art paper. 16-3/4 x 13-1/4 inches. This first edition was limited to 1000 copies.


Fine in Fine dust jacket.


From the publisher: "Widely known for his work in photography and sculpture, William Christenberry's early career was marked by large abstract expressionist paintings (1954--64). Like many artists educated and inspired by abstract expressionists, Christenberry has consistently produced works on paper that often remained hidden from collectors and curators. W/P, the latest book on Christenberry's work, presents a selection of mostly large-scale (32 x 40), recent works on paper executed with a variety of materials including wax, ink, soil, felt paper and sandpaper. As with much of his work, the last "drawing" touches upon his themes of decay and rebirth, persistence, pathos, regeneration and hope. W/P highlights recent drawings of tree forms, employed by Christenberry as the image by which to portray abstract structures, among which are hidden hanging gourds, a swaying figure, a cruciform shape recalling a burning cross, and house forms recalling abandoned tenant farms.

William Christenberry has been the recipient of numerous honors and awards, and his work has been exhibited extensively throughout the United States and Europe. W/P is printed in an oversize format, and limited to 1,000 hardbound copies."