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Jane Hammond: The Ashbery Collaboration
     

Jane Hammond: The Ashbery Collaboration

by Jane Hammond (Artist), John Ashbery (Essay By), Pamela Auchincloss (Essay By), Ingrid Schaffner (Essay By)
 
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

Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781880353202
Publisher:
Cleveland Center for Contemporary Art
Publication date:
12/01/2001
Pages:
80
Product dimensions:
9.76(w) x 9.72(h) x 0.32(d)

Meet the Author

Jane Hammond has had numerous solo exhibitions worldwide, including U.S. museums the Honolulu Academy of Art, the Cincinnati Museum of Art, and the Orlando Museum of Art. Her work is in the permanent collections of more than 25 museums including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Museum of Modern Art, the Art Institute of Chicago, the San Francisco Museum of Art, and the Whitney Museum of American Art. She is represented in New York by Galerie Lelong.

John Ashbery was born in 1927 and educated at Harvard and Columbia Univeristies. He stands as one of the best known and most important poets of the 20th century. Among the many prizes he has won for his wrting are the Pulitzer Prize, the National Book Award, and the National Book Critics Circle Award. He has also been named a Guggenheim Fellow and a MacArthur Fellow. Ashbery has been a chancellor of the Academy of poets and also a teacher at Bard college, New York.

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