Essay by Jeffrey Weiss.
This beautiful monograph reproduces the seven large paintings and thirteen works on paper displayed in the eponymous exhibition at Matthew Marks Gallery, along with 21 smaller drawings, which together comprise the Letter series, the largest cohesive body of work the artist has made since his 1991 Cold Mountain series. Marden was inspired to begin these paintings and drawings by a piece of Sung dynasty Chinese calligraphy that he saw in the National Palace Museum of Taipei while traveling following the opening of his retrospective at The Museum of Modern Art in 2006. Jeffrey Weiss draws on recent conversations with Marden to provide a detailed description of the artist’s process in his catalogue essay.
Clothbound with dust jacket
48 pages; 46 color illustrations
10 x 13 1/4 inches; 25 x 34 cm