by Eleanor Heartney
Pomegranate Communications, 2009, [First Edition], hardcover with black velveteen cloth and purple lettering, dustjacket, ISBN 9780764950971
Near Fine Condition, minor edge and shelf wear
'This monograph begins with her self-image works of the 1970s - photo-essays, installations, T-shirts - followed by her painted pulp paper sculptures, works in clay, and paintings and her Female Fetish series (pewter milagros nailed onto wooden objects), fabric pieces and installations, drawings, and bronzes. The array of media she uses is not only eclectic: it's highly unusual. But DeMonte has never hesitated to jump in and use whatever feels right.
This book features approximately 120 reproductions, a forward by Agnes Gund, president emerita of the Museum of Modern Art, and an essay by Eleanor Heartney, contributing editor to Art in America. It is the first retrospective of Claudia DeMonte's work, a long overdue review of one of America's most intriguing contemporary artists.'