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Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Harry Smith's Place in the American Avant-Garde

Issues & Debates publishes Harry Smith: The Avant-Garde in the American Vernacular... Book Soup is hosting the editors Rani Singh and Andrew Perchuck for a signing January 5th.

The Getty Research Institute has packaged a fine study of Harry Smith's contribution to the American Avant-Garde. Smith was many things. His intellectual curiosity led him into disciplines like non-narrative filmmaking, folk music, visual art, ethnography (which he incorporated into his artwork), and graphic art, to name a few. He was also particularly interested in mysticism and geometric patterns.

Singh and Perchuck delve deep into the often misunderstood work of one of the most unique post-war American artists.

Signed copies will be available for purchase at the store or online.

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