donderdag 30 januari 2014
woensdag 22 januari 2014
Op 23 januari 2014 opent 'The Grolier Club" in New York, 47 East 60th Street de tentoonstelling "A Centennial Celebration of the Graphic Artistry of Vojtech Kubasta (1914-1992) van de collectie Ellen G.K. Rubin. De tentoonstelling eindigt op 15 maart 2014!
Over de catalogus: POP-UPS FROM PRAGUE: A CENTENNIAL CELEBRATION OF THE GRAPHIC ARTISTRY OF VOJTECH KUBASTA (1914-1992). Rubin, Ellen G. K. From the Collection of Ellen G. K. Rubin. •New York: The Grolier Club, 2014. •9 x 12 inches •paperback •82 pages •ISBN 9781605830520 / Order Nr. 120089 •Price: $30.00 ( Euro 21,59) Add to Cart Ask a Question Share: The catalogue of a lively public exhibition at the Grolier Club, held January 23 thorough March 15, 2014 in the Club's second floor gallery. The exhibition and catalogue showcase the broad range of artwork by Czech paper engineer, children's book illustrator, and graphic designer Vojtech Kubasta (1914-1992), and celebrates his life's work with paper, pencil, and scissors. Focusing on his creativity and diversity, more than 100 objects highlight Kubasta's passion for (among other things) the city of Prague, the composer Mozart, and the wonders of childhood. Woven throughout is the social and political climate in which he worked, first under the Nazi occupation, and then under Soviet domination. The Prague Uprising of May 5-9, 1945 against the Germans is spotlighted in several of his works. Working behind the Iron Curtain, Kubasta continued to illustrate books, advertisements, and ephemera. He "paper-engineered" an extraordinary number of pop-up books, and it was said of him, "He was born with a pencil in his hand." Best known for his puppet theater-like pop-up books, Kubasta's background in architecture and puppetry is evident in his imaginative children's books and advertising material, revealing the artist's joie de vivre and sly wit. With numerous color illustrations. Goudy types on Velvet Coated paper. Designed by Jerry Kelly.