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Brice Marden

Graphite Drawings

Out of Print




2013

Essay by Paul Galvez, catalogue entries by Eileen Costello.

From 1962 to 1981 Brice Marden explored the underlying geometries of the rectangle with a number of sumptuous drawings in graphite and beeswax. Brice Marden: Graphite Drawings is the first in-depth study of these seminal works on paper. In his essay, Paul Galvez traces the tensions — between inside and outside, texture and form, gesture and erasure — that these drawings sustain. But their greatest accomplishment, Galvez argues, may be their inversion of the familiar dualism between drawing and painting; with his unique handling of materials and his rigorous attention to the plane, Marden introduced painting into drawing.

The book includes an extensive catalogue entry for each of the twenty-five featured drawings, detailing its materials, exhibition history, literature, and the circumstances in which it was made. Generously illustrated, the book also includes a 1976 studio interview with Marden, which is published here for the first time.

Clothbound with dust jacket.
144 pages
95 color images
5 black and white images
10 x 8 1/2 inches; 25.5 x 21.5 cm

ISBN 978-1-880146-72-9

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