JB BLUNK (THIRD EDITION)
(BLUNK, J.B.). Blunk, J.B., Lucy R. Lippard, Louise Allison Cort, Fariba Bogzaran, Mariah Nielson, Rita Lawrence, Alyssa Ballard & Rick Yoshimoto. Mariah Nielson & Abake, Editors. Inverness, CA: Blunk Books, I00200511, 2020 (2022). Third Edition. 8 x 10 in. Hardbound. Artist Monograph. New/No Jacket - As Issued.
The first survey of the ceramics and sculptures of beloved Californian artist JB Blunk, in a handsome foil-stamped hardcover volume
"Born in 1926 in Kansas, James Blain Blunk was a Northern California-based sculptor who worked primarily with wood and clay. Following a period of apprenticeship in Japan, Blunk settled near the Marin County town of Inverness, California, where he built his own studio, and developed a lifelong friendship with the painter Gordon Onslow Ford. This is the first publication to explore the entire oeuvre of JB Blunk, with previously unseen examples of his work in stone, clay, painting and jewelry. The design beautifully combines archival images of Blunk's work in situ and at his home and his studio, with color plates of newly photographed pieces. In an essay, Lucy R. Lippard discusses Blunk's reverence for ancient art and places, while Smithsonian Curator of Ceramics Louise Allison Cort details Blunk's formative years in Japan. Glenn Adamson, Senior Scholar at the Yale Center for British Art, contributes an essay that explores the essence of Blunk himself along with his artwork." A brand new, most handsome example of the 2022 third edition of this vital document still in the publisher's shrinkwrap. 1-907908-55-2 Inventory Number: I00200511