Iain Baxter: Vancouver Sun Newspaper Article
Single folded page section of the September 8, 1967 issue of Vancouver Sun newspaper that includes a lengthy article on Iain Baxter, his works and exhibitions, written by Ann Rosenberg. The article entitled "Iain Baxter: A Possible Sculptor of International Significance" includes commentary on Baxter's Directions '66, Perspective '67, Centennial Project, and Bagged Place exhibitions, and focuses on the Centennial Project exhibition. The Centennial exhibition included Baxter's Bagged Landscape works which are discussed at length and addresses the thought process behind some of the works titles, which are initials. Also included is a discussion of Baxter's tents, fences and clouds (complete with cloud carrying cases) that were manufactured for the exhibition.
In 2005, Baxter legally added an “&” to his name, becoming Baxter&, to reflect his collaborative approach to art-making. Baxter& is sometimes called Canada's first conceptual artist, and was named an Officer of the Order of Canada in 2003. A great item to be included in an exhibition on the N.E. Thing Co., Baxter&, inflatable and soft sculpture, or the history of Canadian conceptual art. When the newspaper is laid open the entire article can be read without need of turning it over, thus would be readable in a vitrine. Item #613.
Condition: Very Good, with age toning to newsprint; small amount of corner crumpling; folded in half as issued, then in half again.