Well Read and in the Pink

Curated by Esther K. Smith and Stephanie Brody Lederman.

Artists Color Saturated Books in Red + Pink

Exhibition Checklist:


  • 1/2 Japanese 1/2 Animals-Not Beasts
    (1982) Offset edition
    From the EK Smith Museum

Roberta  Allen

  • Traveling Woman Book I
    (1984) Painted pages
    Lent by Tony Zwicker

Lynda  Barry

  • Girls and Boys No. 13
    (1980) Xerography and rubber stamp
    Lent by Stephanie Brody Lederman

Phyllis  Bilick

  • Spring Messages
    (1985) Handmade paper

Lorraine  Bodger

  • Lorca Poems
    (1979) Letterpress, cut paper, watercolor

Vin  Buchan

  • The Venerable Bead
    (1985) Paper, vellum, beads, linen thread, ebroidery silk

Maris  Bustamante

  • Historia de una Fiesta
    Offset with baloons
    From the Kempe Collection

Frances  Butler

  • Instead of an Animal
    From the Kempe Collection

Amy  Chaiklin

  • Urban Mermaids
    (1982) Acetate, collage, net and pink plastic

Lori  Christmastree

  • Mother/Mate Messages
    (1981) Handmade paper, letterpress
    Conifer Press
    Lent by Tony Zwicker

Peter  Craigie

  • It Comes in a Plain Brown Wrapper
    (1983) Xerography with enclosures
    Moon Studios Press
    From the Kempe Collection

Phyllis  Galembo

  • Pale Pink
    (1983) Offset edition
    Visual Studies Workshop
    From the EK Smith Museum

Kay  Hines

  • Hand to Hand Combat Manual
    Painted glass, wood, and rubber gloves
    Lent by F.S. Underhill

Susan  King

  • I Spent the Summer in Paris
    (1984) Offset edition
    Paradise Press

Michael  Kostiuk

  • Plug Book
    (1983) (from the Plumbing Series)
    Lent by Tony Zwicker

Magali  Lara

  • Los Zapatos de Tacon
    Offset accordion book, boxed edition
    From the Kempe Collection

Warja  Lavater

  • Le Petit Chaperon Rouge
    (1965) Lithography
    Adrien Maeght, Paris
    From the Kempe Collection

  • Leporello Dongiovanni Dongi
    (1982) Lithography
    Lent by Tony Zwicker

Stephanie Brody  Lederman

  • Stretch Kitty Limo
    (1985) Acrylic and collage and crayon on museum board

Dave  Morice

  • Dot Town
    (1982) Letterpress
    Toothpaste Press
    From EK Smith Museum

Bruno  Munari

  • Libro 8
    (1980) Felt and Button
    Edizioni per Bambini, Milan
    From the Kempe Collection

Jorgen  Nash

  • Hanegal
    (1961) Lithography
    A. Rasmussen, Copenhagen
    From the Kempe Collection

Yani  Pecanins

  • Abanicos
    (1982) Rubber stamp, collage, box of cards
    Cocina Ediciones, Mexico
    From the Kempe Collection

Robert  Peters

  • Celebrities
    (1981) Letterpress
    Sombre Reptiles
    From the Kempe Collection

Lois  Polansky

  • Notations for Anatomy Handbook
    (1985) Handmade paper, paper, gold leaf
    Courtesy A. Millikin Gallery

Niki de  Saint Phalle

  • The Devouring Mothers
    (1972) Lithography
    Gimpel Fils, London
    Lent by Stephanie Brody Lederman

Ntozake  Shange/Wapo Holup

  • Some Men
    (1981) Offset edition
    Lent by Stephanie Brody Lederman

Esther K.  Smith

  • Salmon Rose
    (1985) Fabric and found objects

Fausta  Squatriti

  • The Cloud Eye
    (1969) Lithography
    Sergio Tosi, Milan
    From the Kempe Collection

Walasse  Ting

  • Hot & Sour Soup
    (1969) Lithography
    From the Kempe Collection

Pedro  Uhart & Luis Mizon

  • Mascaras
    (1980) Silkscreen
    Biren, Paris
    From the Kempe Collection

Erica  Van Horn

  • I am Trying to Exorcise the Demons of My Life
    (1984) Painted pages and book cloth
    Lent by Tom Zwicker

Stella Waitzkin

  • Morocco Bound
    (1973) Resin and Brick

Adrienne  Weiss

  • A Pocket Museum
    (1980) Letterpress

Anita  Wetzel

  • Sea Ribbons
    (1982) Silkscreen with ribbons
    Women’s Studio Workshop
    From the Kempe Collection

Martha  Wilson

  • Orchids
    (1974) Offset

Allan  Winkler

  • Today is My Birthday
    (1980) Gestetner copier
    From the Kempe Collection

Support for the Center for Book Arts’ visual arts programming is provided, in part, by the New York State Council on the Arts, with the support of Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, and by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.

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