Red Grooms: The Graphic Work

byWalter Knestrick, Vincent KatzText byVincent Katz

July 1, 2001|
Red Grooms: The Graphic Work by Walter Knestrick
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Red Grooms is one of the most inventive and prolific artists working today. His antic humor, imaginative vision, and often raucous view of an extensive range of subjects are legendary. In this comprehensive collection of his graphic work from 1956 to 1999, his mastery of an array of printmaking techniques is revealed, whether in delicate, soft-ground etchings, spray-painted stencils, or an over six-foot-tall woodblock print.

Walter Knestrick, a boyhood classmate of the artist and owner of the definitive Grooms print archive, tells of their lifelong friendship. The 241 illustrations -- 171 in splendid color -- are a testament to the witty and discerning sensibility of an artist who, as Vincent Katz notes in his essay, "keeps devising ways to refresh techniques, working at breakneck speed, molding and reshaping the world he sees".

Charles Rogers Grooms was born in Nashville in 1937. A self-described beatnik artist, he moved to New York at the age of twenty, adopting the nickname Red after being renamed for his first one-man show at The Sun Gallery. In the late 1950's, Grooms experimented with performance art and filmmaking. He wrote and staged several "happening...
Title:Red Grooms: The Graphic Work
Product dimensions:320 pages, 12.25 X 9.25 X 1.25 in
Shipping dimensions:320 pages, 12.25 X 9.25 X 1.25 in
Published:July 1, 2001
Publisher:Harry N. Abrams
Appropriate for ages:13
ISBN - 13:9780810967335

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