Hardcover Smyth-sewn book, with jacket
180 pages with more than 104 full-color reproductions and 8 photographs
Includes Chronology and Index of Artworks
Essays by David Pagel and John DeFazio
• High-quality, premium stock matte art paper
• Exceptional color reproduction
• Printed with soy-based inks
• Sewn binding ensures long-lasting enjoyment
Size: 9.5 x 11 in.
To Robert Rahway Zakanitch, life is full of ordinary miracles and the boundless beauty of humanity, which he expresses on paper and canvas in what essayist David Pagel calls “a wild collision between freewheeling bohemian abandon and settled-down domestic sociability.”
Zakanitch found critical acclaim as a founder of the Pattern and Decoration movement in the 1970s. More recently, Zakanitch uses line, form, color, composition, and scale—especially scale—to create accessible, visually rich paintings. He wields his pencils and brushes with undeniable authority but generously invites viewers into his artistic process by allowing visible erasures, drips of paint, glimpses of gridwork and support materials, and bits of hand-lettering.
This is he first monograph on the artist’s work.