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An Inventory of Her Art Collection at the Harry Ransom Center

Creator: Bascove
Title: Bascove Art Collection
Dates: 1983-1984
Extent: 10 items
Abstract: The Bascove Art Collection consists of drawings, woodblocks, print proofs, and book jackets, tracing the process from initial design to finished product.
Call Number: Art Collection AR-00372
Language: English
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Administrative Information

Acquisition: Gift of the artist, 2013 (13-06-008-G)
Processed by: Jill Morena, 2017

Harry Ransom Center, The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Sketch

Anne Bascove, who uses her last name only in artistic practice, was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in 1946. She received her B.A. from the Phiadelphia College of Art. Bascove is prolific in the areas of printmaking, painting, and illustration, and is known for her colorful and dynamic renderings of New York City's many bridges.


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Scope and Contents

The Bascove Art Collection consists of drawings, woodblocks, prints, and book jackets for the cover illustrations for a novel, Aracdio, and a collection of stories, entitled Had I A Hundred Mouths, by William Goyen. These pieces were exhibited at Books & Co. in New York City for the exhibition, "Bascove: From Woodblock to Book Jacket", in March 1985.

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Separated Material

Index Terms

Goyen, William.


Gesture in art.
Intersex people--Identity--Fiction.

Document Types

Book jackets.
Chalk drawings.
Wood blocks.

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