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Peggy Preheim
Texts by Carter Foster, Harry Philbrick, and Gregory Volk
Published with The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum

New York-based artist Peggy Preheim is well-known for her minutely detailed, miniscule graphite drawings on otherwise blank sheets of paper, creating a mood and atmosphere specific to her work. Her drawings are influenced by the small sixteenth century panel paintings of the Low Countries, while their lush black-and-white tonalities evoke early found photographs on which they are often based.

Published on the occasion of Preheim’s first retrospective, which originated at The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum in Ridgefield, Connecticut, this monograph is the artist’s first and features rich reproductions of works from throughout her 20-year career, including sculpture and photography.

Noted designer Daphne Geismar’s elegant design perfectly captures the uncanny qualities of Preheim’s style. The volume includes essays by curator Carter Foster and critic Gregory Volk, as well as a collection of poems and imaginary letters written in response to selected works by Harry Philbrick, curator of the exhibition. This publication clearly establishes the significance and importance of Preheim's singular artistic achievement.

Peggy Preheim was published in collaboration with The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum on the occasion of Preheim’s retrospective at The Aldrich, Peggy Preheim: Little Black Book, in 2008 and 2009. The exhibition traveled to the Philbrook Museum of Art, Tulsa, Oklahoma and the Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York.

Hardcover (Clothbound), 9.75 x 12.25 inches, 144 pages, 95 color images, 24 black and white images

ISBN 9780980024210
Published October 2008

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