Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Local Artist Donates Art Books

The library recently received a very generous donation of art books from the estate of Newport artist David Gilhooly. Gilhooly was a renowned ceramicist famous for his sculptures of animals and food. In the late 1960’s, Gilhooly helped create the counterculture California Funk Ceramic Movement, which incorporated elements of humor, irony, and wit into ceramic sculpture. While teaching at the University of Saskatchewan Regina, he focused on what he called FrogWorld, a series of frogs representing famous historical figures that became his most well-known work. He passed away in August 2013. His wife, Camille Chang, is quoted by the Sacramento Bee as saying, "He just wanted to work and work and evolve as an artist. He wanted to live as many lifetimes in this lifetime as he could."

Below is a list of Gilhooly's books that are now part of our collection. In bold are books that include his work. 

Abstract painting and sculpture in America, 1927-1944 
Arcimboldo the Marvelous
Arthur Dove and Duncan Phillips, artist and patron 
Braque / Serge Fauchereau   
Breath of heaven, breath of earth : ancient near eastern art from American collections
Charles Sheeler : paintings and drawings 
Claes Oldenburg : drawings and prints 
Ceramic sculpture : six artists
Collage, assemblage, and the found object
Dada and Surrealist art 
David Gilhooly
Dorothea Tanning 
Duchamp & co. 
Fernand Leger, 1911-1924 : the rhythm of modern life 
Giovanni Battista Piranesi : the complete etchings
Jess, a grand collage, 1951-1993
Jim Dine : five themes 
Juan Gris 
Kandinsky and der Blaue Reiter 
Max Ernst collages : the invention of the surrealist universe 
Meret Oppenheim : defiance in the face of freedom 
N. C. Wyeth : the collected paintings, illustrations, and murals
Otto Dix 1891-1969 : I'll either be famous or infamous.
Perpetual motif : the art of Man Ray
Pieter Bruegel the Elder 
Precisionism in America, 1915-1941 : reordering reality.
Propaganda & dreams : photographing the 1930s in the USSR and the US 
Rene Magritte, 1898-1967 
Robes of splendor : Native American painted buffalo hides 
Secret knowledge : rediscovering the last techniques of the old masters
The complete works of Marcel Duchamp 
The legacy : tradition and innovation in Northwest Coast Indian art
The McMichael Canadian Art Collection 
Torment in art : pain, violence, and martyrdom
Transient poet : William Allan retrospective
William T. Wiley : selections from two exhibitions.

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