Andrew Heard: Dear Heaven

Zurich: Turske & Turske, 1990. First Edition. Published in conjunction with an exhibition at Turske & Turske gallery between May 30 and July 31, 1990. Laid in is a Turske & Turske gallery card SIGNED by Andrew Heard, "Best Wishes, / Andrew," to noted curator Brenda Richardson, with Richardson's annotation of the date "6/7/90" to lower right. From her collection.

One of the most distinguished art curators and historians of the twentieth century, Brenda Richardson began her career at the University Art Museum in Berkeley (1964-1975), and went on to become the chief curator at the Baltimore Museum Art between 1975 and 1998. An unapologetic champion of contemporary art, she curated well over 70 major exhibitions for the BMA, the high spots being notable stagings for Frank Stella, Brice Marden, Barnett Newman, and Bruce Nauman. She also curated the 1985 exhibition of the Cone Collection, the BMA's prized centerpiece, which contains over 3000 works, including 600 pieces by Matisse, as well as work by Picasso, Cezanne, Gauguin, and others. She has authored and contributed to dozens of books on contemporary art, and John Waters, one of the most significant thinkers in the world of contemporary art, considers Richardson to be his mentor.

Very Good plus in illustrated card wrappers. Wrappers with light rubbing, and small bump and bruise at heel. Light bump to top right of front wrapper and text block.

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