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PICTURES FOR THE SKY: ART KITES. Ed. by Paul Eubel. Miyagi Prefectural Art Museum, Sendai, 1988. English edition published 1992. Organized by Goethe-Institut, Osaka. Published in association with Prestel-Verlag, Munich. 418 pp. (12 foldout) with 213 ills. (195 col.). 31 x 22 cm. ISBN 3791311387 Bilingual in English and Japanese (preface and brief entries in English only).
Accompanying an unusual exhibition touring throughout Japan, Europe and North America from 1988 to 1992, this catalogue showcases works by Appel, Imai, Richter, Paladino, Arman, Rauschenberg, Dibbets, Kirkeby and some 90 other prominent contemporary Asian, European and American artists who were invited to create paintings, prints and drawings to be transformed into kites by Japanese artisans. Includes full-page color reproductions of the featured works accompanied by succinct commentaries on the artists and their designs, brief texts discussing the history of kite-making and describing traditional Japanese kite styles, and photographs of many of the kites being flown.
Indexing: Western, International (Western Style) — Post-1970 — Painting
Plans: 02,03,20
Worldwide Number: 023379
Paperbound $69.95    

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