Austrian, 1886–1980Die träumenden Knaben (The Dreaming Youths)
Weiner Werstätte, Vienna, 1906–09
Color lithographs; letterpress
©Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / Pro Litteris, Zurich
Gift of Ruth and Bruce Dayton B.89.4
Saturday, May 30, 2009Sunday, November 15, 2009
This two-part exhibition presents a selection of outstanding twentieth-century artist's books drawn from the MIA's permanent collection.
From Pierre Bonnard's celebrated edition of Parallelement (1900), with its pioneering interplay of image and text, to Michael Mazur's magnificent large-format publication L'Inferno di Dante (2000), the works on display embody unparalleled artistic achievement among the many modern and contemporary artists who were and are active in the book arts.
The exhibition highlights important examples by Hans Arp, Kasimir Malevich, Oskar Kokoschka, Fernand Leger, Natalia Goncharova, Max Ernst, Man Ray, Henri Matisse, Pablo Picasso, Joan Miro, David Hockney, Ed Ruscha, Jasper Johns, Francesco Clemente, Jacob Lawrence, Joan Mitchell, Jim Dine, Bill Jensen, and Ken Campbell.