The Clay Art of Adrian Saxe
By Martha Drexler Lynn
OUT OF PRINT!
Published by Thames and Hudson. Forward by Michael E Shapiro. With an essay by Jim Collins. Hardcover with Dust Jacket. 160 pages with 164 illustrations, 64 in color
Occasioned by the fiftieth birthday of the artist, this lavishly illustrated book surveys the achievements of Adrian Saxe, the contemporary California ceramist. Saxe's works, drawing inspiration from such diverse sources as Chinese Bronzes, French Porcelain garnitures, and American pop culture, are artistic tours de force. Their sumptuous glazes and elegant forms are leavened with a refreshing dose of humor and incorporate postmodernist references to numerous art-historical traditions.
The Clay Art of Adrian Saxe, published in association with a traveling exhibition organized by the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, features eighty-five works with authoritative commentary by Martha Drexler Lynn and Jim Collins of Notre Dame University.