Black Dolls

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BLACK DOLLS From the Collection of Deborah Neff Published by Radius Books/Mingei International Museum, San Diego, CA Edited by Frank Maresca Text by Margo Jefferson, Faith Ringgold, and Lyle Rexer Photographs by Ellen McDermott This book presents over 100 unique handcrafted African American dolls, made between 1850 and 1940, from the [...]

Memory City

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Alex Webb & Rebecca Norris Webb: Memory City Rebecca Norris Webb and Alex Webb June 30, 2014 172 pages, $60.00 Radius Books Located in Rochester, New York, Eastman Kodak was one of the world’s leading manufacturers of photographic film for 125 years. Following the company’s declaration of bankruptcy in 2012, photographers [...]

Martín Ramírez

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Martín Ramírez : Reframing Confinement Museo Nacional Centre de Arte: Reina Sofia With text and essays by Lynne Cook, Brooke Davis Anderson, Victor M. Espinosa and James Lawrence 200 pages, $49.95 over 60 full-color illustrations Prestel, 2010 Working with a limited range of materials and supplies, Martín Ramírez (1895-1963) created an [...]

Hiroyuki Doi

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Hiroyuki Doi With essay by Edward M. Gomez 26 pages, hard bound, $25 8.25 x 10 inches Ricco/Maresca, 2010 The Japanese self-taught artist, Hiroyuki Doi, who was born in Nagoya in 1946, instinctively understands—and has been deeply moved by—the communicative power of the circle as a form and as a symbol. [...]

Now Is Then

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Now Is Then: Snapshots from the Maresca Collection Marvin Heiferman 192 pages, $29.95 Princeton Architectural Press/The Newark Museum, 2008 With the press of a button, a picture is taken. In an instant, now becomes then. For decades preceding the advent of Polaroids and digital photography, picture taking was a thrilling and [...]

The Art of George Widener

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THE ART OF GEORGE WIDENER Essays by Colin Rhodes and Roger Cardinal 80 pages, $20 Henry Boxer Gallery, London, England, 2009 This is the first book about the savant artist, George Widener. His extraordinary and detailed drawings are filled with numbers, numerical palindromes, calendar calculations, shipwrecks and invented cities. Renowned critic [...]

Martín Ramírez : The Last Works

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Martín Ramírez : The Last Works Essays by Brooke Davis Anderson, Richard Rodriquez, and Wayne Thiebaud 160 pages, $39.95 136 full-color illustrations Pomegranate, 2008 Considered one of the self-taught masters of twentieth-century art, Martín Ramírez (1895–1963) created hundreds of drawings and collages of remarkable visual clarity and expressive power. Within the confines [...]

The Glass Between Us

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The Glass Between Us Rebecca Norris Webb 98 pages, $39.95 Channel Photographics, 2006 The Glass Between Us is a photo exploration of the complex and vulnerable relationship that exists between people and animals within cities. Seven years ago, Rebecca Norris Webb wandered into the Coney Island Aquarium and spotted a white [...]

Nijinsky: A Dance with Madness

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Nijinsky: A Dance with Madness, The Paintings of Vaslav Nijinski 41 Pages 21 Color Reproductions Ricco/Maresca, 2006 “Since its publication in 1936, the diary of Vaslav Nijinsky has been treated as the visionary testament of a tormented genius. The diary — written in a six-week burst on the eve of its [...]

American Vernacular

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American Vernacular: New Discoveries in Folk, Self Taught, and Outsider Sculpture Introduction by Margit Rowell 425 full color photographs, $75 Bulfinch Press; Little, Brown and Co., 2002 The rise of interest in Outsider art over the past decade is now largely a fait accompli, in part due to Maresca and Ricco, the [...]

The Intuitive Eye

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The Intuitive Eye: The Mendelsohn Collection Gael Mendelsohn and Michael Mendelsohn 91 pages FotoFolio, 2000 The Intuitive Eye: The Mendolsohn Collection is an extraordinary exhibition catalog capturing images of the world famous Mendolsohn Collection of self-taught, Outsider art, ArtBrut, Tramp art and Folk art. Artists represented include: William Edmonson, Thornton Dial, William [...]

Self-Taught Outsider Art Brut

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Self-Taught Outsider Art Brut: Masterpieces From the Robert M. Greenberg Collection Lyle Rexer Ricco/Maresca, 1998 Robert M. Greenberg has been working in public media for over thirty years. His collection of self-taught and Outsider art developed over that time as part of his effort to reaffirm a sense of the individual as [...]

Bill Traylor: His Art, His Life

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Bill Traylor: His Art, His Life Frank Maresca and Roger Ricco 194 pages out of print Alfred A. Knopf, 1991 A former slave who began drawing at the age of 85, Bill Traylor created roughly 1,500 silhouetted drawings of plants, animals, people, and abstract forms. Sophisticated and naïve at once, whimsical but [...]

American Primitive

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American Primitive: Discoveries in Folk Sculpture Roger Ricco and Frank Maresca with Julia Weissman 283 pages out of print Alfred A. Knopf, 1988 “The authors, dealers and collectors of American self-taught and Outsider art, Ricco, Maresca and Weissman, here focus on creations that are visionary, offbeat, and fetishistic in their raw power. [...]

American Self-Taught

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American Self-Taught: Paintings and Drawings by Outsider Artists Frank Maresca and Roger Ricco Forward by Lanford Wilson 292 Pages $75 Alfred A. Knopf, 1993 One hundred American self-taught painters of the twentieth century–including Victor Duena, Sister Gertrude Morgan, Henry Darger, and Freddie Brice–are honored in a collection of 260 full-color reproductions of [...]

Right Here Right Now

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Donald Mitchell – Right Here Right Now Cheryl Rivers 92 pages, $24.99 Creative Growth Center, 2004 With contributions by Frank Maresca This monograph of essays explores the fascinating artwork of Creative Growth artist, Donald Mitchell. For nearly twenty years, Mitchell’s densely populated drawings have filled Creative Growth’s gallery and studio with his [...]

Thornton Dial: His Spoken Dreams

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Thornton Dial: His Spoken Dreams Introduction by Thomas McEvilley 14 color plates, $20 Ricco/Maresca, 1998 Born in poverty in Alabama, Thornton Dial has lived his entire life in the American South. His art, informed by decades of struggle as a black working-class man, reveals a unique perspective on America’s most difficult and [...]

William Hawkins: Paintings

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William Hawkins: Paintings Frank Maresca and Roger Ricco Forward by Gary Schwindler 121 color plates, $45 William Hawkins: Paintings is the first book, with 121 reproductions of paintings by this brilliant twentieth-century folk artist; a self-taught master, who began to paint when he was ten years old and won national recognition at [...]

Metamorphosis

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Metamorphosis: The Fiber Art of Judith Scott By John M. MacGregor 183 pages, $45 56 color plates Creative Growth Art Center, 1998 Judith Scott, a woman with Down’s Syndrome, spent the last ten years of her life producing a series of totally non-functional objects – obsessively wrapped, knotted, braided fiber masses revealing [...]

Bill Traylor: Observing Life

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Bill Traylor: Observing Life Introduction by William Louis-Dreyfus 51 color plates, $30 Ricco/Maresca, 1997 Using modest materials, Bill Traylor created a visual autobiography in which he recorded events from his past, as well as his observations of life in Montgomery, Alabama. Traylor offered his drawings for sale to passersby, but he [...]

Laura Craig McNellis

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LAURA CRAIG MCNELLIS: INTERNAL CONVERSATIONS Introduction by Mark van der Wahle 20 full color plates 52 pages, $20 Ricco/Maresca, 2001 Laura Craig McNellis was born in 1957 in Nashville, TN, developmentally disabled and autistic – although this last diagnosis would not be made until she was an adult. She began painting at [...]

Charles A. A. Dellschau

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Charles A. A. Dellschau: Aeronautical Notebooks Introduction by Lauren Redniss 41 color plates, $25 Ricco/Maresca, 1997 Charles Dellschau was a butcher by trade who, after his retirement in 1899, filled at least 13 notebooks with drawings, watercolor paintings and collages depicting fantastical airships. He lived and worked in an attic apartment in [...]

Ray Gun

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RAY GUN Eugene W. Metcalf and Frank Maresca Photographs by Charles Bechtold 102 full color pages, $20 Fotofolio, 1999 Ray Gun is the authoritative, comprehensive and visually dazzling history of Ray guns and Space Toys as they evolved over a span of forty years. “I had one when I was five years [...]