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The Pilot Hill Collection Of Contemporary Art. Acknowledgements by Lial A. Jones, Crocker Art Museum Director. Foreword by Jock Reynolds, The Henry J. Heinz II Director, Yale university Art Gallery. Introduction by Scott A. Shields, Chief Curator, Crocker Art Museum. Epilogue by William Allan.

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Sacramento: Crocker Art Museum, 2002. folio, xix, 201 pp. 111 color plates, 19 color photographs, 2 color plates of paintings in The Crocker Art Museum collection. Checklist of illustrations. "Pilot hill, John and Jane Fitz Gibbon's home, has served as a retreat, salon, and setting for happenings. It is, However, best known for the renowned collection featured in this catalog. A survey of nearly a full half-century of production, the collection includes art created primarily by California artists and those who, at least for a time. have called the Golden State Home. The distinct West Coast sensibility that runs through the collection is distinguished by its humor, irreverence, and by its adherence to the physical object-particularly the human figure. Many works in the collection are monumental, powerful in their execution and size; others are intimately scaled worksof technical refinement. There is an abundance of ceramics, in recognition of the importanceof the medium in the Davis and Sacramento region. The collection includes the work of many of the"legends" of contemporary California Art - Robert Arneson, Richard Diebenkorn, Elmer Bischoff, Joan Brown, Roy De Forest, David Park, and Mel Ramos - and an abundanceof exceptional and unique figures who ought to be better known - James Albertson, Eduardo Carrillo, Judith Linhares and Don Hazlitt." An extraordinary collection and catalog. fine in dj.

ISBN: 1884038069

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