Tools in American Art
This section of the Traditional Fine Arts Organization (TFAO) catalogue Topics in American Art is devoted to the topic "Tools in American Art." Articles and essays specific to this topic published in TFAO's Resource Library are listed at the beginning of the section. Clicking on titles takes readers directly to these articles and essays. The date at the end of each title is the Resource Library publication date.
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Articles and essays from Resource Library in chronological order:
Jacob Kass: Painted Saws (5/3/04)
Tools as Art: The Hechinger Collection (4/14/04)
Tools as Art: The Hechinger Collection (3/3/03)
Tools as Art: The Hechinger Collection (2/7/02)
From other websites:
ReTooled: Highlights from the Hechinger Collection is a 2017 exhibit at the Columbia
Museum of Art which says:"ReTooled celebrates the prevalence
of tools in our lives with art that offers affectionate, sometimes playful,
tributes to tools as functional objects. It profiles 28 visionary artists
including major names such as Arman, Richard Estes, Jacob Lawrence, Fernand
Léger, and H.C. Westermann; photographers Berenice Abbott, William
Eggleston, and Walker Evans; and pop artists Jim Dine, Claes Oldenburg,
and James Rosenquist. The exhibition consists of four sections: Objects
of Beauty, Material Illusions, Instruments of Satire, and Tools: An Extension
of Self." Also see press
release Accessed 8/17
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