Relates the lives of the women of Gee's Bend, Alabama, who for more than 150 years have made quilts reflecting their history and daily lives. Having worked in isolation for generations and continuing to inhabit the remote plantation land their parents once slaved, they have received unexpected attention from the artistic world.
Since the 19th century, the women of Gee's Bend in southern Alabama have created stunning, vibrant quilts. Beautifully illustrated with 350 color illustrations, 30 black-and-white illustrations, and charts, Gee's Bend to Rehoboth is being�released in conjunction with a national exhibition tour including The Museum of Fine Art, Houston, and the Whitney Museum of American Art.
The Best of Contemporary Quilts : More Than 80 Inspiring Creations
Author: Lark Books
Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.
Category: Antiques & Collectibles
Presented on these exquisite pages are the most innovative quilts being designed today, all selected for this world-class 16th biennial international juried Quilt National exhibition. For more than three decades, the exhibition--which travels throughout America--has served as a showcase for contemporary quilt artists who expand the boundaries of the craft. Large, spectacular color photographs and the artists’ commentary will inspire the growing market of home quilters. All the pieces are genuine artworks meant for display, and they set the standard and serve as the model for other art quilts.
A Guide to American Artists, Locations and Resources, 3d ed.
Author: Betty-Carol Sellen
Much has changed in the world of self-taught art since the millennium. Many of the recognized “masters” have died and new artists have emerged. Many galleries have closed but few new ones have opened, as artists and dealers increasingly sell through websites and social media. The growth and popularity of auction houses have altered the relationship between artists and collectors. In its third edition, this book provides updated information on artists, galleries, museums, auctions, organizations and publications for both experienced and aspiring collectors of self-taught, outsider and folk art. Gallery and museum entries are organized geographically and alphabetically by state and city.