CHRIS BRUCE AND VIRGINIA WRIGHT
The Artist's Hand celebrates two complementary and necessary aspects of the art world, the hand of the artist and the role of art institutions, through the Washington Art Consortium's collection of American prints and drawings. The book chronicles the history of the Consortium - founded in 1975 as a group of institutions throughout Washington State who would share a collection of work by contemporary artists. The Artist's Hand illustrates the original collection of ninety-seven works accompanied by biographies of the fifty-two artists - among them Jackson Pollock, Willem de Kooning, Jo Baer, Myron S. Stout, Jim Dine, Roy Lichtenstein, Agnes Martin, Robert Rauschenberg, Richard Serra, and Andy Warhol.
CHRIS BRUCE is director of the Museum of Art at Washington State University. VIRGINIA WRIGHT was instrumental in organizing the Washington Art Consortium and its collection.
WASHINGTON ART CONSORTIUM
“American Photographs: 1970 – 1980” consists of 184 photographs by 32 artists. This collection was formed in 1979 by members of the Washington Art Consortium, with a selection committee headed by curators Rod Slemmons and Terry Toedtemeier. Photographers include Roger Mertin, Eve Sonneman, Harry Callahan, Diane Arbus, Willia Eggleston, Richard Avedon, Richard Misrach, Robert Adams, Duane Michals, and others.
WASHINGTON ART CONSORTIUM and ROSALIND E KRAUSS
This publication catalogs the first of the Washington Art Consortium’s collections; a selection of post-war American art that was assembled in 1975 and 1976 by Consortium founder Virginia Wright and gallerist Richard Bellamy. “Works on Paper” consists of 97 works by 48 artists, including Willem de Kooning, Helen Frankenthaler, Jasper Johns, Donald Judd, Roy Lichtenstein, Agnes Martin, Robert Morris, Jackson Pollock, Robert Rauschenberg, Richard Serra, and Andy Warhol.