Rizzoli International Publications
FORMAT: Hardback
ISBN: 9780847870592
RRP: £60.00
PAGES: 324
PUBLICATION DATE: September 14, 2021


Walter Tandy Murch: Paintings and Drawings, 1925-1967

By (author) George Lucas; By (author) Walter Scott Murch

Walter Tandy Murch (1907 1967) is best known for his enigmatic, dreamlike still life paintings of everyday objects and mechanical devices in a style that falls between Magic Realist, Surrealist, and Realist. This volume offers the most comprehensive collection of his work, including his striking commercial work for magazines and his paintings from the extensive collection of George Lucas. Lucas calls himself a fanboy of Murch s art paintings and drawings he describes as simultaneously functional and dreamy, simple and complicated; they are quiet yet grab your attention. The tension of these opposing reactions draws viewers into Murch s still lifes, which caught the attention of famed art dealer Betty Parsons, who also represented artists such as Jackson Pollock, Mark Rothko, Ellsworth Kelly, and Agnes Martin. Murch showed his work at Parsons s gallery for nearly thirty years. With illuminating essays and extensive plates sections displaying Murch s works, this celebration of an exceptionally talented and visionary artist is long overdue.

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