Sketchbook,' 93-'94

By: Butts, Freeman

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Quarto (27 cm), unpaginated. White cloth boards with writing in black on front: "For Daisy 1994 F.W. Butts 93-94." All recto pages with drawings in black and white of a nude female figure, with blank verso. Markings from drawings slop over onto edges of text block, and cloth and pastedown on rear board. Boards have light staining. Butts and his wife Daisy moved to Livingston, Montana, the year he gave this volume to her. Over the course of his 50 year career, Butts remained primarly inspired by female nudes and landscapes. According to his friend Stephen Gluekert, who penned Butts' biography for his website, "Freeman was unapologetic about the use of the female model, even at a time when there was an outright academic attack on this method of working. When this was brought to his attention, he would laugh and shake his head, appearing absolutely perplexed about a concern he considered absurd. ... Freeman dismissed this argumentative discussion the way he painted, directly and quickly. In his view, he already knew what was important and what was not and after following 50 years of his own practice, he believed he deserved a level of respect for an endeavor without victims."

Title: Sketchbook,' 93-'94

Author Name: Butts, Freeman

Categories: Visual Arts,

Publisher: Livingston, Montana, Freeman Butts: 1994

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very good

Seller ID: 21963