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ABCDuane

ABCDuane

ABCDuane

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Primer, Michals Duane. ABCDuane Monacelli 2014 98129 The legendary photographer relates intimate themes of his life and art in a scrapbook memoir illustrated by his worksÑfrom portraits of Magritte to Warhol, to painted tintypes, and the revolutionary multiple-image sequences and handwritten texts for which he is best knownÑand by pieces from his personal art collection, now donated to PittsburghÕs Carnegie Museum of Art. Whether a portrait of Eugne Atget by Berenice Abbott, collages by Joseph Cornell, or drawings by David Hockney, the works of MichalsÕs artistic lodestars sit alongside his own haunting imagesÑsome never-before-publishedÑand his mordantly funny, playful, humble, and heartbreaking observations on art, photography, and lifeÑrevealing the creative obsessions of a uniquely beloved artist. The images and texts by Duane Michals assembled here are, like the artist himselfÑimpossible to categorize; perhaps there is no better way to organize them than alphabetically. Whether recalling encounters with many of the past centuryÕs most illustrious artists (Balthus, Duchamp), celebrating literary heroes (Whitman, Joyce), addressing essential human concerns (Grief, ChildrenÕs Stories, Homosexuality, God), or revealing deeply personal snippets of life with a partner suffering from dementia (Fred Said)ÑABCDuane is a creative autobiography and the perfect primer for MichalsÕs vastly influential body of workÑboth for those who have loved it for the past half-century, and those being delighted by it for the first time. 184 pp. Cl.