New York: Harry N. Abrams, Inc., 1987. 1st Edition. Oblong quarto, publisher's photo-illustrated stiff paper wraps.
"I’m interested in the illusion of making something look three-dimensional in two-dimensional space." Catalog published on the occasion of a traveling exhibit of paintings and drawings by celebrated American artist Elizabeth Murray, initially held at the Dallas Museum of Art. The first major museum survey of the Neo-Expressionist’s work included 27 paintings and 19 drawings created over the course of a decade. While Murray had been previously regarded for more conventional methods of painting, this show marked the first appearance of her more stylistically subversive and autobiographical opus. Illustrated with color plates, with Murray's own commentary accompanying each plate; includes an extensive interview between Murray and the show’s co-curators Sue Graze and Kathy Halbreich, essays by New York Times art critic Roberta Smith and Murray’s husband, the poet Bob Holman; and additional notes by curator Clifford A. Ackley; with brief chronological biography, bibliography, and selected exhibition history. Published simultaneously in hardcover. Spine slightly sunned, mior rubbing to extremities. Very good. Item #3518