Martin Ramirez: Reframing Confinement

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Accompanying a major museum exhibition showcasing the drawings of the acclaimed selftaught artist Martin Ramirez, this volume offers a comprehensive selection of his complex and compelling art. Martin Ramirez created nearly 450 drawings of remarkable visual clarity and expressive power while confined in a California mental institution for more than twenty-five years. Diagnosed as schizophrenic, he achieved posthumous fame with recent exhibitions of his works. Eighty important drawings, culled from public and ...
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Accompanying a major museum exhibition showcasing the drawings of the acclaimed selftaught artist Martin Ramirez, this volume offers a comprehensive selection of his complex and compelling art. Martin Ramirez created nearly 450 drawings of remarkable visual clarity and expressive power while confined in a California mental institution for more than twenty-five years. Diagnosed as schizophrenic, he achieved posthumous fame with recent exhibitions of his works. Eighty important drawings, culled from public and private collections, comprehensively survey his achievement and demonstrate that he was one of the great draftsmen of the twentieth century.
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  • ISBN-13: 9783791350486
  • Publisher: Prestel Publishing
  • Publication date: 2/28/2010
  • Pages: 200
  • Product dimensions: 8.80 (w) x 11.20 (h) x 0.90 (d)

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