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The Resource Forrest Bess : seeing things invisible, Clare Elliott ; with a contribution by Robert Gober

Forrest Bess : seeing things invisible, Clare Elliott ; with a contribution by Robert Gober

Label
Forrest Bess : seeing things invisible
Title
Forrest Bess
Title remainder
seeing things invisible
Statement of responsibility
Clare Elliott ; with a contribution by Robert Gober
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "The eccentric visionary artist Forrest Bess (1911-1977) spent most of his life on the Texas coast working as a commercial fisherman. In his spare time, however, he painted prolifically, creating an extraordinary body of work rich with enigmatic symbolism. Bess experienced hallucinations that both frightened and intrigued him, and he incorporated images from these visions into small-scale abstract paintings starting in the mid-1940s. His canvases attracted an underground following, and between 1949 and 1967, Betty Parsons organized six solo exhibitions of Bess's work at her prominent New York City gallery. Since then, the art world has periodically rediscovered his work, most recently through a 2012 Whitney Biennial installation by American sculptor Robert Gober, which further exposed Bess's psychological, medical, and religious theories. Forrest Bess: Seeing Things Invisible is the artist's first museum retrospective with catalogue in the United States and offers a fresh look at Bess's work and a better understanding of this curious and complicated artist"--
  • "Accompanying the first museum exhibition of the work of Texas artist Forrest Bess (1911-1977) in over twenty years and featuring new analysis and an expansion of sculptor Robert Gober's project for the 2012 Whitney Biennial, this fully-illustrated catalogue provide a fresh look at this compelling but under-recognized artist"--
Assigning source
  • Provided by publisher
  • Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
759.13
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
N6537.B476
LC item number
A4 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • bibliography
  • catalogs
Label
Forrest Bess : seeing things invisible, Clare Elliott ; with a contribution by Robert Gober
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
"Published in conjunction with the exhibition Forrest Bess: Seeing Things Invisible organized and circulated by The Menil Collection, Houston."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 106-109)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Primer of basic primordial symbolism
  • Foreword and acknowledgments
  • Josef Helfenstein
  • Forrest Bess :
  • seeing things invisible
  • Clare Elliott
  • Artworks
  • The man that got away
  • Robert Gober
Control code
ocn843454356
Dimensions
28 cm
Extent
111 pages
Isbn
9780300189735
Lccn
2013001552
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)843454356
Label
Forrest Bess : seeing things invisible, Clare Elliott ; with a contribution by Robert Gober
Publication
Copyright
Note
"Published in conjunction with the exhibition Forrest Bess: Seeing Things Invisible organized and circulated by The Menil Collection, Houston."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 106-109)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Primer of basic primordial symbolism
  • Foreword and acknowledgments
  • Josef Helfenstein
  • Forrest Bess :
  • seeing things invisible
  • Clare Elliott
  • Artworks
  • The man that got away
  • Robert Gober
Control code
ocn843454356
Dimensions
28 cm
Extent
111 pages
Isbn
9780300189735
Lccn
2013001552
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)843454356

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