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Martin Ramirez: Reframing Confinement
     

Martin Ramirez: Reframing Confinement

by Lynne Cooke, James Lawrence (Contribution by), Luis Perez-Oramas (Contribution by), Victor Espinosa (Contribution by), Brooke Davis Anderson (Contribution by)
 

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

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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. The richness of Ramirez s drawings and the depth of historical and cultural influences in his work point to his deep engagement with society. The artist s unique process employing found items, homemade pigments, matchsticks, and large swaths of paper is explored, as are his personal experiences of poverty, exile, and confinement. The volume includes recent research about Ramirez s life, family, and art, and features examples from acache of previously unknown drawings by Ramirez, whose discovery caused a great sensation. This dazzling book displays Ramirez s skill and inventiveness and shows why his work is worthy of its own place in the annals of modern art.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9783791350486
Publisher:
Prestel Publishing
Publication date:
02/28/2010
Pages:
200
Product dimensions:
8.80(w) x 11.20(h) x 0.90(d)

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