Drawings by James Castle; Recent Paintings & Drawings by Louis Bunce. James Castle, Louis Bunce.
Drawings by James Castle; Recent Paintings & Drawings by Louis Bunce

Drawings by James Castle; Recent Paintings & Drawings by Louis Bunce

An exhibition flyer/poster for James Castle's second solo exhibition, which took place October 28-November 18, 1962 at the Bush House Museum in Salem, Oregon. His first show was in 1955 at Portland's Museum Art School. Castle (1899-1977) was a deaf and mute self-taught artist who created drawings, handmade books and constructions in an intensive daily practice for nearly 70 years in Idaho. His work has been the subject of retrospectives organized by the Philadelphia Museum of Art (2008) and the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid (2011), and is included in the collections of major museums including MoMA, the Smithsonian and the Philadelphia Museum of Art, among others. His work was included in the 2013 Venice Biennale. A very rare and early James Castle exhibition document.

The verso is a poster for Louise Bunce's Sept/Oct exhibit of recent paintings and drawings. Bunce was one of the most iconic artists of the Northwest, known as a painter and printmaker that connected the New York scene with Portland. As a friend of Pollock, Motherwell and de Kooning, Bunce traveled and worked as a WPA artist on both coasts. Item #564.

Condition: Very Good+, folded as issued; toning at edges and folds.

Exhibition Poster
Salem Art Association
11" x 17.25
Offset printed
Salem, OR: 1962

Price: $150.00