The Michael Brenner Exhibition Catalog
Brenner Exhibition Catalog
This catalog was produced in 1989 for the historic international invitational exhibition of the sculpture and drawings of Michael Brenner. There exist a limited number of these, in excellent condition. The catalog includes the photographs of the sculpture and of the drawings, as they were rediscovered, in their original state, before final restoration. All of the photographs were the work of reknown art photographer, Ron Chamberlain. The catalog contains the brilliant essay by painter and art historian James Rosen: "Objects of Atmosphere."
10-7/8 x 7-7/8" In limited supply.
Availabile from Contact for catalog
Michael Brenner, an American sculptor born in
Lithuania, was an important member of the
Paris school after WWI. He was, for a time, a
close friend o f Gertrude Stein. He arranged for
publication o f some o f her earliest works in
“The Soil,” a magazine he founded with
Coady. Brenner’s unachievable standards kept
him from completing his works. Very few
pieces were made available for sale in his
lifetime. Stein describes him as “The artist who
never finished anything.” At his death, in 1969,
he left a very large body of work in the form
of clays, waxes, plasters and marbles, all of
which have been cast. All known drawings and
sketches have been located, restored and
catalogued. This exploration has yielded a significant
body o f work, and has, thereby, given
the art world a frame of reference from which
his work may be studied.