Artful Cats

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Cats, cats, and more cats! Expressive or aloof, affectionate or enigmatic, cats have complicated characters that make them compelling artists' muses. Artful Cats explores the quirky and charming relationships of artists with their cats in 130 rarely seen photos, paintings, sketches, manuscripts, and letters from the Archives of American Art. Jasper Johns, Frank Stella, Louise Nevelson, Marcel  Breuer, Yves Tanguy, Georgia O'Keeffe, Edward Weston, Robert Indiana, Judy Chicago, Berenice Abbott, and Romare Bearden show off their artful cats, which appear as companions, inspirations, instigators, and often regents of the home or studio. The images, culled from the archive's  extensive holdings from the nineteenth century through today, celebrate our cultural heritage through our enduring fascination, love, and  bemusement with our feline familiars. A foreword by Kate Haw, director  of the Archives of American Art, describes how these archival treasures  provide a window on unexpected and personal details of celebrated  artists' lives and work. 

  • Hardcover
  • Publisher:  Princeton Architectural Press, 2019
  • 144 pages, 8.9" x 6.8"
  • Fully illustrated throughout
  • ISBN: 9781616897901       
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