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While the Colombian artist Boteroâ€™s work is often associated with peace and contentment, this book contains the 50 canvases and several drawings he made in response to the Abu Ghraib prison scandal in Iraq in 2004 and 2005. Emotive, shocking and powerful, Botero states that they represent â€˜both a broad statement about cruelty and at the same time an accusation of US policiesâ€™. With an essay by the Associate Managing Editor of Art in America, David Ebony.
With exquisite full-page color reproductions, Emily Mason: The Light in Spring reveals sixty-eight recent canvases along with thirty-two prints, covering Mason's work with five master printers. David Ebony continues where he left off in his 2006 volume, Emily Mason: The Fifth Element, elaborating on Mason's prolific career and her influence as a woman artist working in New York for the past sixty years. Christina Weyl contributes an essay on the history and technique of Mason's experimental approach to printmaking. Together with editor Ani Boyajian, the authors enrich our understanding of Mason as a bold colorist, fearless experimenter, and dynamic historical presence. This book will be a delight for fans of Emily Mason and of art and color in general.
Emily Mason: The Fifth Element is the first comprehensive presentation of Emily Mason's work and brings long-overdue attention to this contemporary American artist. This volume includes eighty reproductions of the artist's oil paintings, along with a selection of prints, highlighting many of the most significant works from each phase of her impressive career. David Ebony's text brings Mason's life and work into focus, showing how her unique painterly vocabulary has proven that the expressive possibilities of abstract art are indeed boundless.