We’re excited to announce that the artist book, The Last Glacier, created by Bruce Crownover, Todd Anderson, and Ian Van Coller is now on display at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. The book was acquired by the Met in 2016, and is on view as part of Drawings and Prints: Selections from The MET Collection, in gallery 690 through Feb. 5, 2018, and is one of several pieces that address “…works by contemporary artists that deal with the environment, both natural and man-made, often in the face of rapidly shifting conditions” (MET exhibition description, link below).
The MET is extremely selective in acquiring art created by any artist, let alone living artists. This acquisition and exhibition inclusion canonizes the work of these artists, and puts it on par and in conversation with 10,000 years of global art making. It has been recognized by world-class curators as critical to a national record that will help future generations understand who we are.
To create The Last Glacier, the three artists traveled to the Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park in Montana and Alberta, Canada to sketch, paint and photograph the park’s remaining twenty-five glaciers. This fieldwork is the basis for the creation of 13 original reductive woodblock prints and 10 photographs bound in a 25” x 38” book, in an edition of 15. The books have been sold out, but photographic prints by gallery-represented Ian van Coller related to the series remain available.