Today, Thursday's Three looks at a trio of art books forthcoming this month.
✦ Betye Saar: Still Tickin' ~ Due to be released February 28 by the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, this monograph surveys Betye Saar's career to date and her art's key themes. In addition to the artist's writings, dating from the 1970s to today, the book includes an interview by Sara Cochran about Saar's artistic practice and views on history.
The exhibition "Betye Saar: Still Tickin'" appeared at the SMOCA last year.
Also to be released on February 28 is Fondazione Prada's Betye Saar: Uneasy Dancer, showcasing more than 80 works, including installations, assemblages, collages, and sculptures, made between 1966 and 2016.
Carolina A. Miranda, "For Betye Saar, There's No Dwelling on the Past; the Almost-90-Year-Old Artist Has Too Much Future to Think About", Los Angeles Times, April 29, 2016
Erin Joyce, "Six Decades of Betye Saar's Personal, Political, and Mystical Art", Hyperallergic, February 26, 2016
Beye Saar at Michael Rosenfeld Gallery
✦ Joan Mitchell: Drawing Into Painting ~ Mark Rosenthal provides the text for this Cheim & Read publication, a survey of Joan Mitchell's works on canvas and paper from 1958 through 1992. Publication is scheduled for February 28.
Cheim & Reid's exhibition "Joan Mitchell: Drawing Into Painting" ran from October 27, 2016, through December 23, 2016. Mitchell's work in the touring exhibition "Abstract Expressionism" can be seen at the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao through June 4, 2017.
Joan Mitchell Foundation
Joan Mitchell at The Art Story
✦ Renoir: Intimacy ~ An examination of the role of tactile sensations in Renoir's canvases, Renoir: Intimacy is to be published February 28 by the Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza. The volume, which accompanied the museum's exhibition, which concluded January 22, 2017, showcases more than 75 of Renoir's works, from group scenes to portraits, nudes, still lifes, and landscapes.