Oskar Schlemmer: Tanz Theater Buhne

Stuttgart: Verlag Gerd Hatje, 1994. First Edition, INSCRIBED by Ute Jaina Schlemmer and C. Raman Schlemmer (the artist's daughter and grandson, respectively, and organizers of the exhibition) to noted curator Brenda Richardson on the half-title page, "To / Brenda / with / continued / gratitude and affection / cordially / Frau / Jaina / and / C. Raman / 8 . X . 1994." Published in conjunction with a traveling exhibition which opened at Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen on July 30, 1994 and closed at the Sprengel Museum on April 21, 1995.

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.

Fine and unread in illustrated card wrappers.


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