Bruce Guenther, Santa Fe, 2017
Hardcover, 252 pp., 150 color and b/w illus.
A comprehensive survey of Charles Arnoldi’s works on paper, this book is a follow-up and companion to the 2011 sold-out monograph, Charles Arnoldi (Radius Books), which focused primarily on paintings and sculpture. Essayist Bruce Guenther notes, “Arnoldi has moved fluidly from drawing to sculpture, printmaking to painting, through a practice of continuous experimentation which has audaciously challenged the limits of media and the expectations of the viewer. Drawing has been at the core of Arnoldi’s work since the late 1960s.”
Charles Arnoldi has been making art for over 45 years, first achieving major acclaim in the 1970s. A decade later he had established himself as one of the most prominent painters working in southern California. Arnoldi’s work resides in numerous collections and museums throughout the United States, including the Museum of Modern Art, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Smithsonian American Art Museum, and the Guggenheim, Bilbao, Spain.